Daily Archives: July 17, 2010

Belarus, Minsk – Cost of Living

The Belarusian economy remains largely state-controlled. Thus approximately half of Belarusians are employed by state-controlled companies. The country relies on imports such as oil from Russia. Important agricultural products include potatoes and cattle byproducts, including meat. As of 1994, the … Continue reading

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Benin, Cotonou – Cost of Living

The economy of Benin remains underdeveloped and dependent on subsistence agriculture, cotton production, and regional trade. Cotton accounts for 40% of GDP and roughly 80% of official export receipts. Cotonou is the economic capital of Benin, as well as its … Continue reading

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Belize, Belmopan – Cost of Living

The economy of Belize is small and essentially private enterprise economy that is based primarily on agriculture, agro-based industry, and merchandising, with tourism and construction recently assuming greater importance. Belmopan is the capital of Belize. Belmopan is the seat of … Continue reading

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Bahrain, Manama – Cost of Living

The economy of Bahrain is largely based on petroleum and natural gas, the only significant natural resources in Bahrain, which provide about 60% of budget revenues. Bahrain was the first Persian Gulf state to discover crude oil. Because of limited … Continue reading

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