Saturday, June 19, 2010

Namibia, Windhoek Cost of Living April 2010

Country Full Name: The Republic of Namibia.

Location: Namibia is in Southern Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Angola and South Africa.

Country Climate: Desert; hot, dry; rainfall sparse and erratic.

Country Terrain: Mostly high plateau; Namib Desert along coast; Kalahari Desert in east.

Major Languages: English (official), Afrikaans, German, Oshivambo, Herero, Nama.

Major Religions: Christianity.

Country Population: 2.1 million (2008 est.) 2.1 million (2009 est.).

Country Economy: Agriculture, herding, tourism and mining of precious stones and metals form the backbone of Namibia's economy. Approximately half the population live below the international poverty line, and the nation has suffered heavily from the effects of HIV/AIDS, with approximately 15% of the adult population infected with HIV.

Currency: Namibian Dollar (NAD).

Country Inflation: 7.1% (2008 est.) 9.2% (2009 est.).

City: Windhoek is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Namibia.

City Economy: Windhoek is the social, economic, and cultural centre of the country.
Cost of Living: Windhoek 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. Windhoek is currently ranked 218 overall, most expensive place in the world for expatriates to live, out of 282 international locations.

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