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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2 Responses to Cameroon, Yaounde Cost of Living April 2010

  1. menphil says:

    Hello.
    Just to tell you that i like this post, even if i don’t entirely agree with some of these informations, especially one.
    You said, Cameroon is situated in Western Africa, instead of Central Africa.

    • stevenxp says:

      Dear Menphil

      You are correct in saying that Cameroon is in Central Africa, it is indeed in Central and Western Africa; It is bordered by Nigeria to the west; Chad to the northeast; the Central African Republic to the east; and Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and the Republic of the Congo to the south. It is great that you are taking such interest in our website, if you find anything else of interest or that we should change, please let us know. We will incorporate that Cameroon is situated in Central Africa as well.

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