Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Canada, Vancouver Cost of Living April 2010

Country Full Name: Canada.

Location: Canada is in Northern North America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean on the east, North Pacific Ocean on the west, and the Arctic Ocean on the north, north of the USA.

Country Climate: Varies from temperate in south to subarctic and arctic in north.

Country Terrain: Mostly plains with mountains in west and lowlands in southeast.

Major Languages: English, French (both official).

Major Religions: Christianity.

Country Population: 33.3 million (2008 est.) 33.6 million (2009 est.).

Country Economy: The economy of Canada is one of the world's wealthiest, with a high per-capita income, and it is a member of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the G8. It is one of the world's top ten trading nations.

Currency: Canadian Dollar (CAD).

Country Inflation: 2.4% (2008 est.) 0.15% (2009 est.).

City: Vancouver is a coastal city located in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, Canada.

City Economy: With its location on the Pacific Rim and at the western terminus of Canada's transcontinental highway and rail routes, Vancouver is one of the nation's largest industrial centres. The Port of Vancouver, Canada's largest and most diversified, does trade with over 130 different economies annually. Vancouver is also the headquarters of forest product and mining companies. In recent years, Vancouver has become an increasingly important centre for software development, biotechnology and a vibrant film industry.
Cost of Living: Vancouver 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. Vancouver is currently ranked 76 overall, most expensive place in the world for expatriates to live, out of 282 international locations.

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