Monday, April 5, 2010

Afghanistan, Kabul Cost of living April 2010

Country Full Name: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

Location: Afghanistan is in Southern Asia, north and west of Pakistan, east of Iran.

Country Climate: Arid to semiarid; cold winters and hot summers.

Country Terrain: Mostly rugged mountains; plains in north and southwest.

Major Languages: Pashto, Dari (Persian).

Major Religions: Islam.

Country Population: 28.1 million (2008 est.) 28.9 million (2009 est.).

Country Economy: The economy of Afghanistan has improved significantly since 2002 due to the infusion of multi-billion US dollars in international assistance and investments, remittances from expats, dramatic improvements in agricultural production and the end of a four-year drought in most of the country. However, Afghanistan still remains one of the poorest and least developed countries in the world and is highly dependent on foreign aid.

Currency: Afghanistan Afghani (AFN).

Country Inflation: 27% (2008 est.) -9% (2009 est.).

City: Kabul is the capital and largest city of Afghanistan, and is located in the province of Greater Kabul. It is an economic and cultural centre.

City Economy: Kabul's products include: natural gas, cotton, wool, carpets, agriculture, and some small production companies.

Cost Of Living

Kabul has an overall cost of living index which equates it with low cost of living locations. 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 is currently ranked 201 overall, most expensive place in the world for expatriates to live, out of 282 international locations.

Source: For more information go to Locations Afghanistan, Kabul

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