Daily Archives: March 6, 2010

Kazakhstan, Almaty Cost of Living January 2010

LOCATION: Kazakhstan is in Central Asia, northwest of China; a small portion west of the Ural River in eastern-most Europe. CAPITAL CITY: Astana LARGEST CITY: Almaty CURRENCY: Kazakhstan Tenge (KZT) ECONOMY: Kazakhstan possesses enormous fossil fuel reserves and large supplies … Continue reading

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Kenya, Nairobi Cost of Living January 2010

LOCATION: Kenya is in Eastern Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean, between Somalia and Tanzania. CAPITAL CITY: Nairobi LARGEST CITY: Nairobi CURRENCY: Kenyan Shilling (KES) ECONOMY: Kenya is the regional hub for trade and finance in East Africa. After independence, Kenya … Continue reading

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Jordan, Amman Cost of Living January 2010

LOCATION: Jordan is in the Middle East, northwest of Saudi Arabia. CAPITAL CITY: Amman LARGEST CITY: Amman CURRENCY: Jordanian Dinar (JOD) ECONOMY: Jordan has insufficient supplies of water, oil, and other natural resources. Fundamental problems include poverty, unemployment, and inflation. … Continue reading

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Jersey, Saint Helier Cost of Living January 2010

LOCATION: The Bailiwick of Jersey is a British Crown dependency off the coast of Normandy, France. As well as the island of Jersey itself, the bailiwick includes the nearly uninhabited islands of the Minquiers, Écréhous, the Pierres de Lecq and … Continue reading

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Japan, Tokyo Cost of Living January 2010

LOCATION: Japan is an island chain between the North Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan, east of the Korean Peninsula. CAPITAL CITY: Tokyo LARGEST CITY: Tokyo CURRENCY: Japanese Yen (JPY) ECONOMY: Japan is considered the 2nd largest economy in … Continue reading

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Jamaica, Kingston Cost of Living January 2010

LOCATION: Jamaica is an island in the Caribbean Sea, south of Cuba. CAPITAL CITY: Kingston LARGEST CITY: Kingston CURRENCY: Jamaican Dollar (JMD) ECONOMY: Jamaica is a mixed, free-market economy with state enterprises and private sector businesses. Major sectors include agriculture, … Continue reading

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