Victoria is the capital city of the Republic of Seychelles. Victoria is the smallest African capital. The principal exports are vanilla, coconuts, coconut oil, tortoise shell, soap, and guano. Seychelles is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean, northeast of Madagascar. The climate is tropical marine and humid, with a cooler season during the southeast monsoon (late May to September), and a warmer season during the northwest monsoon (March to May). The official languages are French and English. English is mainly used for business purposes. The main religion is Christianity. The economy of the Seychelles is primarily based on the tourist sector, which employs about 30% of the labour force and provides more than 70% of the revenue. Expatriate business dress is casual, but neat and modest, for both men and women. The security risk for expatriates in Seychelles is low. Risks include low levels of petty crime. The currency of Seychelles is the Seychelles Rupee (SCR). Medical facilities are limited and on some of the more remote islands medical treatment is not available. The population of Victoria is 26,500 (2018 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 2.34% for Seychelles as at January 2019. Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for Seychelles is based on the current personal income tax rates which is a flat rate of 15% for the majority of Expatriates.
Cost Of Living
The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in In Victoria, the cost of each basket, based on local prices, compared to the international average, is categorized follows (Exact cost of living percentages only available in personalised reports): Victoria as at 1 January 2019 is average in comparison to other places in the world. 1) Alcohol (where available) & Tobacco: Average 2) Clothing: Very Low 3) Communication: Average 4) Education: Low 5) Furniture & Appliances: Average 6) Groceries: High 7) Healthcare: Very High 8) Household Accommodation: High 9) Miscellaneous: Low 10) Personal Care: Very High 11) Recreation & Culture: Very Low 12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: Average 13) Transport: High Victoria is for example 27% more expensive than Houston TX for groceries, 34% more expensive for household costs than Kuala Lumpur, and 50.4% more expensive for transport costs than Dubai. The hardship premium for Victoria for an expat from Perth, is for example 10%, i.e. host location (Victoria) premium of 20% minus home (Perth) location premium of 10%. Victoria is ranked as a some hardship location. Want to know more about cost of living, hardship (quality of living) or expat salary in Victoria? Register subscribe to your home location and Victoria and run your personalised reports.