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Cost of Living Comparison: Cost of living allowance calculator, compares cost of living and hardship and calculates a cost of living allowance based on the difference.


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South Africa, Port Elizabeth
Overview

South Africa, Port ElizabethPort Elizabeth is situated in the Eastern Cape Province. Port Elizabeth is home of South Africa's motor vehicle industry, Port Elizabeth boasts most vehicle assembly plants and many more automotive companies. Most other industries in the NMMM are geared towards the motor vehicle industry, providing parts such as wiring harnesses, catalytic converters, batteries and tyres to the vehicle manufacturers. Port Elizabeth is also a major seaport, with the most significant ore loading facilities in the southern hemisphere. As part of the on-going development, a new Industrial Development Zone with expanded port facilities is being built at Coega.

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 Port Elizabeth is 1.2 Million (2018 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 4.5% for South Africa as at April 2018.

For a single Expat, the personal income tax rate in South Africa is progressive up to 45%.


Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in Port Elizabeth as at 1 April 2018 is very low in comparison to other places in the world.

In Port Elizabeth, 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: Very Low
2) Clothing: Average
3) Communication: High
4) Education: Very Low
5) Furniture & Appliances: Low
6) Groceries: Very Low
7) Healthcare: Low
8) Household Accommodation: Average
9) Miscellaneous: Low
10) Personal Care: Average
11) Recreation & Culture: Very Low
12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: Very Low
13) Transport: Low

Port Elizabeth is for example -14.5% cheaper than Houston TX for groceries, 29.3% more expensive for household costs than Kuala Lumpur, and 5.5% more expensive for transport costs than Dubai.

Port Elizabeth is ranked as a some hardship location.

The hardship premium for Port Elizabeth for an expat from Perth, is for example 10%, i.e. host location (Port Elizabeth) premium of 20% minus home (Perth) location premium of 10%.

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