Monday, June 15, 2009

Afghanistan Cost of Living

Afghanistan's cost of living is ranked as a middle cost of living country.

Afghanistan is a landlocked country located in the heart of Asia.  The capital and largest city is Kabul

Afghanistan is relatively impoverished, however, it has achieved a more respectable economic recovery and growth since 2002.

From a cost of living perspective, Kabul has an overall index which equates it with a Middle COL. The overall cost of living index is comprised of the prices for defined quantities of the same goods and services across all 13 Basket Groups. Kabul for June 2009 ranked 173 overall, most expensive place in the world for expatriates to live, out of 276 international locations.

In terms of the relative hardship people are likely to experience, Kabul is ranked as an extreme hardship location. The exact customised hardship index premium and cost of living ranking for Kabul is based on the comparison location that you select in the Calculators.