International Cost of Living Calculator

We provide international cost of living and hardship data so that you can create reports online (24X7) using any of the calculators:

Expat Salary: Salary purchasing power parity calculator, for simple cost of living comparison and international salary calculation (e.g. to compare a salary offer).

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.

International Cost of Living Index: Cost of living index calculator, compares multiple locations to a home base (e.g. international offices compared to HQ).

International Assignment: International assignment management calculator, for global mobility managers who use the build-up approach for detailed international assignment salary and allowance calculations.

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South Sudan, All Areas

South Sudan, All AreasSouth Sudan is in the East-Central Africa region of north-eastern Africa and is also part of the North Africa UN sub-region. The climate is equatorial.

The official language is English. Most business is conducted in English, but local business personnel may converse with one another in Arabic (Juba dialect) or Dinka (local language). Foreign business executives will not be expected to speak or understand a local language. The main religions are Christianity, Islam and traditional indigenous religions.

The economy of South Sudan is one of the world's weakest and most underdeveloped with South Sudan having little existing infrastructure and the highest maternal mortality and female illiteracy rates in the world. South Sudan exports timber and also contains many natural resources such as petroleum, iron ore, copper, chromium ore, zinc, tungsten, mica, silver, gold, diamonds, hardwoods, limestone and hydropower.

Expatriate business dress is mostly conservative in the form of a light business suit.

The security risk for expatriates in South Sudan is high. Risks include a lack of government control, violent crime, theft, bandits, insurgent groups, communal violence, and cross-border clashes between Sudan and South Sudan. Other risks include poor infrastructure, often made more challenging by extreme weather.

The currency of South Sudan is the South Sudanese Pound (SSP). Credit and debit cards are not accepted.

Medical facilities are extremely limited. Serious or complex medical treatment may require evacuation which can be expensive. Cases of cholera and polio have been reported.

The population of South Sudan is 12.2 Million (2018 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 161.2% for South Sudan as at March 2018.

For a single Expat, the personal income tax rate in South Sudan is progressive up to 15%.

Cost Of Living

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

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

South Sudan is for example 37.4% more expensive than USA for groceries, -11% cheaper for household costs than UK, and 148.5% more expensive for transport costs than India.

South Sudan is ranked as a extreme hardship location.

The hardship premium for South Sudan for an expat from Australia, is for example 30%, i.e. host location (South Sudan) premium of 40% minus home (Australia) location premium of 10%.

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