Friday, August 20, 2010

Nicaragua, Managua - Cost of Living

The economy of Nicaragua has made significant progress toward macro-economic stabilization over the past few years. Nicaragua is primarily an agricultural country, but construction, mining, fisheries, and general commerce also have been expanding during the last few years.

Managua is the capital city of Nicaragua. Managua is Nicaragua's chief trading center for coffee, cotton, and other crops. It is also an important industrial center.

Managua 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.

The latest cost of living rank for each of the 13 Basket Groups is now available.

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1 comment:

  1. Steve,
    I'm a native-born US citizen with quite a lot of travel experience in Mexico and Central America, and while I am six or seven years away from permanent retirement, I am spending more and more time thinking about it.
    So, my principal current locations-of-interest are Paraguay, Argentina and Nicaragua.
    One dictionary definition of fluency in a foreign language is a proficiency sufficent to be mistaken for a native speaker, and I certainly don't meet that high bar. But I speak it well enough to almost never be taken for an American, although my parents are Irish-born and my appearance could certainly serve as the dictionary photo under the word "gringo". People in Spanish-speaking countries always know I am from somewhere else, but it is along the lines of Mexicans thinking I am Honduran (where I spent a few years early in my language learning experience) and Nicaraguans thinking I'm Mexican.
    So, that out of the way, between the three target countries, which one has the greatest number of job categories in which a U.S. citizen can qualify for a work visa?
    Of the three countries the one that clearly offers the most diversity in climate, topography, entertainment and other quality-of-life signifiers (as determined by me) is Argentina; but it also seems the one least like the rest of Hispanic America, and it is Hispanic America I have come to know and to enjoy.
    Any tips?