Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Senegal, Dakar Cost of Living April 2010

Country Full Name: Republic of Senegal.

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

Country Climate: Tropical; hot, humid; rainy season (May to November) has strong southeast winds; dry season (December to April) dominated by hot, dry, harmattan wind.

Country Terrain: Generally low, rolling, plains rising to foothills in southeast.

Major Languages: French (official), Wolof.

Major Religions: Islam.

Country Population: 12.5 million (2008 est.) 12.8 million (2009 est.).

Country Economy: The economy of Senegal is predominantly rural with limited natural resources and gains most of its foreign exchange from fish, phosphates, groundnuts, tourism, and services.

Currency: CFA Franc (XOF).

Country Inflation: 5.8% (2008 est.) -0.9% (2009 est.).

City: Dakar is the capital and largest city of Senegal.

City Economy: Dakar is the westernmost city on the African mainland and is a major regional port.
Cost of Living: Dakar 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. Dakar is currently ranked 75 overall, most expensive place in the world for expatriates to live, out of 282 international locations.

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