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


Expat Salary: Detailed international cost of living and salary comparison.


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Cost of Living Reviews by City and Country for 780 International Locations

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Zimbabwe, Harare
Overview

Zimbabwe, HarareHarare is the capital of Zimbabwe and largest city and its administrative, commercial, and communications centre. Harare is a trade centre for tobacco, maize, cotton, and citrus fruits. Manufactures include textiles, steel, and chemicals, and gold is mined in the area.

Zimbabwe is in Southern Africa, between South Africa and Zambia. The climate is tropical, moderated by altitude and the rainy season (November to March).

The official language is English. Various dialects of Shona are the main indigenous languages in the centre and north; Ndebele is spoken in the south and west, including in Bulawayo. The main religions are Christianity and indigenous beliefs.

The economy of Zimbabwe has reserves of metallurgical-grade chromite and commercial mineral deposits include coal, asbestos, copper, nickel, diamonds, gold, platinum and iron ore. However internal upheaval, population displacement, poverty, 94% unemployment and years of hyperinflation have negatively impacted the economy. The Zimbabwe dollar was abandoned in April 2009 when the US Dollar became legal tender, there is some evidence to suggest that this has helped slow the economic decline somewhat, however extreme hardship persists for majority of citizens.

Expatriate business dress is typically a lightweight suit and tie for men and a lightweight suit or its equivalent for women.

The security risk for expatriates in Zimbabwe is medium to high. Risks include crime, the risks associated with road travel (due to poor road conditions and driving standards), the risks associated with a fragile political environment and prevalent tensions, as well as obstructive or intrusive behaviour on the part of the authorities.

The currency of Zimbabwe is the US Dollar (USD). Credit and debit cards are generally accepted, but not all areas outside of Harare. ATMs are common in Harare, dispensing US dollars. It is illegal to exchange foreign currency other than at officially licensed dealers such as banks. Strict exchange control regulations are in place.

Medical facilities are unreliable. There is a shortage of drugs and trained medical staff in hospitals. Private clinics generally require payment upfront, often before they will admit even emergency cases. Medical costs, particularly for evacuation, can be high. There have been outbreaks of contagious diseases reported. The HIV prevalence rate is very high.

The population of Harare is 1.6 Million (Urban) (2018 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 4.83% for Zimbabwe as at August 2018.

Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for Zimbabwe is based on the current personal income tax rates which are progressive up to 50%.


Cost Of Living

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

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

Harare is for example 18.4% more expensive than Houston TX for groceries, 56.5% more expensive for household costs than Kuala Lumpur, and 12.6% more expensive for transport costs than Dubai.

Harare is ranked as a extreme hardship location.

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

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