Thursday, December 9, 2010

Venezuela, Caracas - Cost of Living

The economy of Venezuela is dominated by the petroleum sector accounting for roughly a third of GDP, around 80% of exports and more than half of government revenues. Gold, diamonds and iron ore are mined as well. Venezuela contains some of the largest oil and natural gas reserves in the world. It consistently ranks among the top ten crude oil producers in the world.

Caracas is the capital and largest city of Venezuela. Important industries in Caracas include chemicals, textiles, leather, food, iron and wood products. Caracas is a regional center for the distribution of products.

Caracas 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.

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

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