Living in the Cook Islands guide for expats

All the information you need to relocate and live in the Cook Islands.

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Tax in Cook Islands

The Cook Islands is a bit of a tax-haven compared to many other countries. There is indeed taxes but they are low in comparison ...

About the Cook Islands

The Cook Islands are a self-governing democracy with foreign and defence questions resolved in consultation with New Zealand. The island is inhabited by just over 21,000 people ' most of which are of MÄori origin. The two official languages of the region are English and the Cook Islands MÄori, but you can also hear many indigenous languages spoken by the locals.

Despite its small size and remote location, the Cook Islands offer all the needed facilities for tourism and expat life ' from a vibrant coffee culture and busy nightlife to natural beauty framed with a well-developed infrastructure for a comfortable stay. With that said, the region is proud of its well-preserved local culture and deep-rooted Polynesian traditions, which you will get to experience in full.

Two of the most developed islands ' when it comes to facilities ' are Rarotonga and Aitutaki. Residents of all countries can travel to the Cook Islands visa-free, however, be sure to have your accommodation booking ready to show to the immigration officers.

There is plenty to see and do on the islands, with most of the activities involving snorkelling, island hopping, and jungle trekking. Some of the most popular attractions include Aitutaki Lagoon, One Foot Island, and Te Vara Nui Village.

Quick Information

Official Languages : Maori
Currency : Dollar
Area : 240 Km2
Population : 21388
Calling Code : +682
Timezone : Pacific/Rarotonga

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