Friday, April 30, 2010

Brunei, Bandar Seri Begawan Cost of Living April 2010

Country Full Name: Sultanate of Brunei.

Location: Brunei is in Southeastern Asia, bordering the South China Sea and Malaysia.

Country Climate: Tropical; hot, humid, rainy.

Country Terrain: Flat coastal plain rises to mountains in east; hilly lowland in west.

Major Languages: Malay, English, Chinese.

Major Religions: Islam, Buddhism, Christianity.

Country Population: 0.393 million (2008 est.) 0.401 million (2009 est.).

Country Economy: The economy of Brunei is small but wealthy with a mixture of foreign and domestic entrepreneurship, government regulation, welfare measures, and village tradition. Crude oil and natural gas production account for nearly half of its GDP. Substantial income from overseas investment supplements income from domestic production.

Currency: Brunei Dollar (BND).

Country Inflation: 2.7% (2008 est.) 1.2% (2009 est.).

City: Bandar Seri Begawan is the capital and largest city of the Sultanate of Brunei.

City Economy: The city produces furniture, textiles, handicrafts, and timber.

Cost of Living: Bandar Seri Begawan 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. Bandar Seri Begawan is currently ranked 215 overall, most expensive place in the world for expatriates to live, out of 282 international locations.

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