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Durban is the third largest city in South Africa. Durban is famous as the busiest port in Africa. It is also a major centre of tourism due to the city's warm subtropical climate and beaches.South Africa is at the southern tip of the continent of Africa. The climate is mostly semi arid but subtropical along the east coast, with sunny days and cool nights.English, Xhosa, Zulu and Afrikaans are predominant but there are 11 official languages. Almost all business is conducted in English. Most educated South Africans are multilingual. The main religions are Christianity, Islam and indigenous beliefs.The economy of South Africa is a two tiered economy; one rivalling other developed countries and the other with only the most basic infrastructure. It is therefore a productive and industrialised economy that exhibits many characteristics associated with developing countries, including a division of labour between formal and informal sectors and an uneven distribution of wealth and income. The primary sector, based on manufacturing, services, mining, and agriculture, is well developed.Expatriate business dress is mostly formal suits, but this can vary from industry to industry and area to area. National dress is also generally acceptable.The security risk for expatriates in South Africa is medium overall, but high near deprived urban areas. Risks include high levels of violent crime, high rate of murder, high rate of rape (adult, child and infant), carjacking, poorly maintained vehicles, erratic driving standards, corruption at all levels, interruptions to electricity and water supplies and violent protests (usually related to poor service provision).The currency of South Africa is the South African Rand (ZAR). Banking is on a par with that of Western Europe and North America. There is a high incidence of credit card fraud and fraud involving ATMs.Private medical facilities are good, however the cost of treatment for expatriates can be high. There is a high prevalence of HIV.The population of Durban is 3.4 Million (2019 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 4.1% for South Africa as at September 2019.Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for South Africa is based on the current personal income tax rates which are progressive up to 45%.