Thursday, June 24, 2010

Thailand, Bangkok Cost of Living April 2010

Country Full Name: Kingdom of Thailand.

Location: Thailand is in South Eastern Asia, bordering the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, southeast of Burma.

Country Climate: Tropical; rainy, warm, cloudy southwest monsoon (mid-May to September); dry, cool northeast monsoon (November to mid-March); southern isthmus always hot and humid.

Country Terrain: Central plain; Khorat Plateau in the east; mountains elsewhere.

Major Languages: Thai.

Major Religions: Buddhism.

Country Population: 66.4 million (2008 est.) 67.1 million (2009 est.).

Country Economy: The economy of Thailand is an emerging economy which is heavily export-dependent, with exports accounting for more than two thirds of gross domestic product (GDP).

Currency: Thai Baht (THB).

Country Inflation: 5.5% (2008 est.) -1.2% (2009 est.).

City: Bangkok is the capital, largest urban area and primary city of Thailand.

City Economy: Bangkok is the economic center of Thailand, dominating the country's economy.
Cost of Living: Bangkok 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. Bangkok is currently ranked 224 overall, most expensive place in the world for expatriates to live, out of 282 international locations.

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