Thursday, June 24, 2010

Tanzania, Dar es Salaam Cost of Living April 2010

Country Full Name: United Republic of Tanzania.

Location: Tanzania is in Eastern Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean, between Kenya and Mozambique.

Country Climate: Varies from tropical along coast to temperate in highlands.

Country Terrain: Plains along coast; central plateau; highlands in north, south.

Major Languages: English, Swahili.

Major Religions: Christianity, Islam.

Country Population: 39.7 million (2008 est.) 40.5 million (2009 est.).

Country Economy: The economy of Tanzania is mostly based on agriculture, which accounts for more than half of the GDP, provides approximately 85% of exports, and employs approximately 80% of the workforce.

Currency: Tanzanian Shilling (TZS).

Country Inflation: 10.3% (2008 est.) 10.6% (2009 est.).

City: Dar es Salaam is the largest city in Tanzania.

City Economy: Dar es Salaam is the country's richest city and a regionally important economic centre. About one half of Tanzania's manufacturing employment is located in the city despite the fact that Dar holds only ten percent of Tanzania's population.
Cost of Living: Dar es Salaam 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. Dar es Salaam is currently ranked 151 overall, most expensive place in the world for expatriates to live, out of 282 international locations.

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