Saturday, June 5, 2010

Guinea-Bissau, Bissau Cost of Living April 2010

Country Full Name: The Republic of Guinea-Bissau.

Location: Guinea-Bissau is in Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea and Senegal.

Country Climate: Tropical; generally hot and humid; monsoonal-type rainy season (June to November) with southwesterly winds; dry season (December to May) with northeasterly harmattan winds.

Country Terrain: Mostly low coastal plain rising to savanna in east.

Major Languages: Portuguese, Crioulo, African languages.

Major Religions: Indigenous beliefs, Islam, Christianity.

Country Population: 1.75 million (2008 est.) 1.8 million (2009 est.).

Country Economy: The economy of Guinea-Bissau is among the world's least developed and one of the 10 poorest countries in the world, dependant mainly on agriculture and fishing.

Currency: CFA Franc (XOF).

Country Inflation: 10.5% (2008 est.) 0.4% (2009 est.).

City: Bissau is the capital city of Guinea-Bissau.

City Economy: Bissau is the country's largest city, major port, educational, administrative and military center. Peanuts, hardwoods, copra, palm oil, and rubber are the chief products.
Cost of Living: Bissau 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. Bissau is currently ranked 89 overall, most expensive place in the world for expatriates to live, out of 282 international locations.

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