Cameroon, Yaounde Cost of Living April 2010

Country Full Name: Republic of Cameroon.

Location: Cameroon is in Western Africa, bordering the Bight of Biafra, between Equatorial Guinea and Nigeria.

Country Climate: Varies with terrain, from tropical along coast to semiarid and hot in north.

Country Terrain: Diverse, with coastal plain in southwest, dissected plateau in center, mountains in west, plains in north.

Major Languages: French, English, languages of Bantu, Semi-Bantu and Sudanic groups.

Major Religions: Christianity, Islam, indigenous beliefs.

Country Population: 19.4 million (2008 est.) 19.9 million (2009 est.).

Country Economy: The economy of Cameroon is one of the ten highest in sub-Saharan Africa. Red tape, high taxes, and endemic corruption have impeded growth of the private sector. Unemployment was estimated at 30% in 2001, and about a third of the population was living below the international poverty threshold.

Currency: CFA Franc (XAF).

Country Inflation: 5.4% (2008 est.) 2.9% (2009 est.).

City: Yaounde is the capital city of Cameroon and second largest city in the country after Douala.

City Economy: Major industries in Yaounde include tobacco, dairy products, breweries, clay, glass goods, and lumber. It is also a regional distribution center for coffee, cocoa, copra, sugar cane, and rubber.

Cost of Living: oups. Yaounde is currently ranked 52 overall, most expensive place in the world for expatriates to live, out of 282 international locations.

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