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Seychelles, Victoria

Seychelles, VictoriaVictoria 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 4.18% for Seychelles as at April 2018.

For a single Expat, the personal income tax rate in 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 Victoria as at 1 April 2018 is average in comparison to other places in the world.

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):
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: High
8) Household Accommodation: Average
9) Miscellaneous: Low
10) Personal Care: Very High
11) Recreation & Culture: Very Low
12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: Average
13) Transport: Average

Victoria is for example 28.6% more expensive than Houston TX for groceries, 32.1% more expensive for household costs than Kuala Lumpur, and 19.9% more expensive for transport costs than Dubai.

Victoria is ranked as a some hardship location.

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%.

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