Friday, May 7, 2010

Central African Republic, Bangui Cost of Living April 2010

Country Full Name: Central African Republic.

Location: The Central African Republic is in Central Africa, north of Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Country Climate: Tropical; hot, dry winters; mild to hot, wet summers.

Country Terrain: Vast, flat to rolling, monotonous plateau; scattered hills in northeast and southwest.

Major Languages: French, Sangho (lingua franca).

Major Religions: Christianity, Islam, indigenous beliefs.

Country Population: 4.4 million (2008 est.) 4.5 million (2009 est.).

Country Economy: The economy of the CAR is dominated by the cultivation and sale of food crops such as cassava, peanuts, maize, sorghum, millet, sesame, plantain and sara.

Currency: CFA Franc (XAF).

Country Inflation: 9.3% (2008 est.) 4.6% (2009 est.).

City: Bangui is the capital of and the largest city in the Central African Republic.

City Economy: Bangui serves as an administrative, trade, and commercial center.
Cost of Living: Bangui 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. Bangui is currently ranked 11 overall, most expensive place in the world for expatriates to live, out of 282 international locations.

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