Monday, June 14, 2010

Jordan, Amman Cost of Living April 2010

Country Full Name: The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

Location: Jordan is in the Middle East, northwest of Saudi Arabia.

Country Climate: Mostly arid desert; rainy season in west (November to April).

Country Terrain: Mostly desert plateau in east, highland area in west; Great Rift Valley separates East and West Banks of the Jordan River.

Major Languages: Arabic.

Major Religions: Islam.

Country Population: 5.8 million (2008 est.) 5.9 million (2009 est.).

Country Economy: The economy of Jordan is small with limited natural resources, but has improved much since its inception as a country. Jordan's economic resource base centers on phosphates, potash, and their fertilizer derivatives; tourism; overseas remittances; and foreign aid.

Currency: Jordanian Dinar (JOD).

Country Inflation: 14.9% (2008 est.) 0.2% (2009 est.).

City: Amman is the capital and largest city of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

City Economy: Amman is the country's political, cultural and commercial centre and one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Amman is a regional hub in communications, transportation, medical tourism, education, and investment.
Cost of Living: Amman has an overall cost of living index which equates it with middle 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. Amman is currently ranked 149 overall, most expensive place in the world for expatriates to live, out of 282 international locations.

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