Thursday, June 24, 2010

Timor-Leste, Dili Cost of Living April 2010

Country Full Name: Democratic Republic of East Timor.

Location: Timor-Leste is in South Eastern Asia, northwest of Australia in the Lesser Sunda Islands at the eastern end of the Indonesian archipelago; note - Timor-Leste includes the eastern half of the island of Timor, the Oecussi (Ambeno) region on the northwest portion of the island of Timor, and the islands of Pulau Atauro and Pulau Jaco.

Country Climate: Tropical; hot, humid; distinct rainy and dry seasons.

Country Terrain: Mountainous.

Major Languages: Tetum and Portuguese (official), Indonesian and English (working languages).

Major Religions: Christianity.

Country Population: 1.06 million (2008 est.) 1.08 million (2009 est.).

Country Economy: The economy of East Timor is one of the world's poorest, in part due to decades of both neglect and misaligned economic priorities under Portuguese and subsequent Indonesian administration.

Currency: US Dollar.

Country Inflation: 7.6% (2008 est.) 4.0% (2009 est.).

City: Dili is the capital and largest city of East Timor.

City Economy: Dili is the chief port and commercial centre for East Timor.
Cost of Living: Dili 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. Dili is currently ranked 186 overall, most expensive place in the world for expatriates to live, out of 282 international locations.

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