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United Kingdom, Leicester
Overview

United Kingdom, LeicesterLeicester is a city and unitary authority in the East Midlands of England, and the county town of Leicestershire. Leicester has the largest economy in the East Midlands. Engineering is an important part of the economy of Leicester.

The United Kingdom is in Western Europe, and consists of islands including the northern one-sixth of the island of Ireland between the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea, northwest of France. The climate is temperate, moderated by prevailing southwest winds over the North Atlantic Current. More than one-half of the days are overcast.

The official language is English. There are areas (such as north-western Wales and remote parts of Scotland) where it is the second language. French is the most commonly taught second language. The main religion is Christianity.

The economy of the United Kingdom is that of a major developed capitalist economy. The United Kingdom is one of the world's most globalised countries. The British economy is made up of the economies of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. In 1973, the UK acceded to the European Economic Community which is now known as the European Union after the ratification of the Treaty of Maastricht in 1993. The UK economy had been one of the strongest EU economies in terms of inflation, interest rates and unemployment, all of which remained relatively low until the 2008-09 recession, when unemployment rose dramatically, and interest rates fell to 0.5%.

Expatriate business dress is generally formal, comprising suits and ties for men and suits for women, although this may differ by industry and geographic area. If in doubt, it is best to be more formal than informal.

The security risk for expatriates in the United Kingdom is low. Risks include opportunistic street crime (such as pickpocketing, bag-snatching, mugging and vehicle theft), violent crime in some areas of larger cities, and terrorism.

The currency of UK is the British Pound (GBP). Banking is on a par with the rest of Western Europe and North America.

Medical facilities are good, however the cost of treatment for expatriates from outside the EU can be high.

The population of Leicester is 836,500 (2018 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 2.7% for the United Kingdom as at August 2018.

Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for the United Kingdom is based on the current personal income tax rates which are progressive up to 45%.


Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in Leicester as at 1 October 2018 is average in comparison to other places in the world.

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

Leicester is for example 15.3% more expensive than Houston TX for groceries, 25.9% more expensive for household costs than Kuala Lumpur, and 75.3% more expensive for transport costs than Dubai.

Leicester is ranked as a minimal hardship location.

The hardship premium for Leicester for an expat from Perth, is for example 0%, i.e. host location (Leicester) premium of 10% minus home (Perth) location premium of 10%.

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