Thursday, April 29, 2010

Brazil, Brasilia Cost of Living April 2010

Country Full Name: Federative Republic of Brazil.

Location: Brazil is in Eastern South America, bordering the Atlantic Ocean.

Country Climate: Mostly tropical, but temperate in south.

Country Terrain: Mostly flat to rolling lowlands in north; some plains, hills, mountains, and narrow coastal belt.

Major Languages: Portuguese.

Major Religions: Christianity.

Country Population: 189.6 million (2008 est.) 191.5 million (2009 est.).

Country Economy: The economy of Brazil is a federal economy . Brazil is the ninth largest economy in the world and the second largest in the Americas, after the United States.

Currency: Brazilian Real (BRL).

Country Inflation: 5.7% (2008 est.) 4.8% (2009 est.).

City: Brasília is the capital of Brazil.

City Economy: The major roles of construction and of services (government, communications, banking and finance, food production, entertainment, and legal services) in Brasília's economy reflect the city's status as a governmental rather than an industrial centre.

Cost of Living: Brasilia has an overall cost of living index which equates it with high 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. Brasilia is currently ranked 3 overall, most expensive place in the world for expatriates to live, out of 282 international locations.

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