In recent years Eritrea has developed its economy and cities like Asmara welcome early career and senior professionals. There is increased foreign investment which is opening many opportunities and companies are beginning to have a larger presence in the area. Taxation is in line with many other African countries, and PAYE operates to handle such affairs. The healthcare and education systems are above average for the region, and well developed in places. Generally the country is considered very safe, though areas near the borders are more dangerous.