Friday, January 13, 2012

Cost of Living in Kabul Afghanistan compared to Harare Zimbabwe

The economy of Zimbabwe has reserves of metallurgical-grade chromite and commercial mineral deposits include coal, asbestos, copper, nickel, diamonds, gold, platinum and iron ore. However internal upheaval, population displacement, poverty, 94% unemployment and years of hyperinflation have negatively impacted the economy. The Zimbabwe dollar was abandoned in April 2009 when the US Dollar became legal tender, there is some evidence to suggest that this has helped slow the economic decline somewhat, however extreme hardship persists for majority of citizens.

The cost of living in Harare is low compared to other places.The overall weighted cost of living difference between Kabul and Harare is 2.25%. Inflation in Zimbabwe is around 3.5%. The relative difference in hardship between Kabul and Harare is 0%.

You would require a salary of $76,875 in Zimbabwe, Harare to have the same standard of living as currently enjoyed in Kabul on a salary of $75,000.00. This salary compensates for the overall cost of living difference of 2.25%, and the hardship difference of 0%.

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