Monthly Archives: August 2010

Slovakia, Bratislava – Cost of Living

The economy of Slovakia increasingly resembles a developed country. The Slovak economy has been considered a tiger economy. Slovakia has been a EU member state since 2004 and adopted the euro currency at the beginning of 2009. Bratislava is the … Continue reading

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Singapore, Singapore – Cost of Living

The economy of Singapore is a highly developed market-based economy, which has historically revolved around trade. The economy depends heavily on exports and refining imported goods, especially in manufacturing. Singapore is an island city-state. Singapore has one of the busiest … Continue reading

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Sierra Leone, Freetown – Cost of Living

The economy of Sierra Leone is slowly emerging from a protracted civil war and is showing signs of a successful transition. The country is very rich in minerals and has relied on mining, especially diamonds, for its economic base. The … Continue reading

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Personal Care International Cost of Living Ranking

This report provides you with the rank of Personal Care cost of living indexes for 282 global locations. The indexes are calculated using the prices for specific quantities of the same goods and services in each location, based on expatriate … Continue reading

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Seychelles, Victoria – Cost of Living

The economy of the Seychelles is primarily based on the tourist sector, which employs about 30% of the labor force and provides more than 70% of the revenue. Victoria is the capital city of the Republic of Seychelles. Victoria is … Continue reading

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Serbia, Belgrade – Cost of Living

The economy of Serbia is based mostly on services, which account for about 63% of the GDP. The economy has a high unemployment rate of 14% and a unfavourable trade deficit. Belgrade is the capital and largest city of Serbia. … Continue reading

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Senegal, Dakar – Cost of Living

The economy of Senegal is predominantly rural with limited natural resources and gains most of its foreign exchange from fish, phosphates, groundnuts, tourism, and services. akar is the capital and largest city of Senegal. Dakar is the westernmost city on … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia, Riyadh – Cost of Living

Saudi Arabia’s economy is petroleum-based; roughly 75% of budget revenues and 90% of export earnings come from the oil industry. Riyadh is the capital and largest city of Saudi Arabia. Riyadh is a large metropolis and is a focal point … Continue reading

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Expat Kids, not just cost of living

Is being an expat all about attitude, and if so, does this have an immense influence on expat children and how they perceive their situation in this new environment? If as adults we have doubts about settling in a new … Continue reading

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Sao Tome and Principe, Sao Tome – Cost of Living

The economy of Sao Tome and Principe, while traditionally dependent on cocoa, is experiencing considerable changes due to investment in the development of its oil industry its territorial waters in the oil-rich waters of the Gulf of Guinea. Sao Tome … Continue reading

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