Daily Archives: August 21, 2010

Namibia, Windhoek – Cost of Living

Agriculture, herding, tourism and mining of precious stones and metals form the backbone of Namibia’s economy. Approximately half the population live below the international poverty line, and the nation has suffered heavily from the effects of HIV/AIDS, with approximately 15% … Continue reading

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Myanmar, Yangon – Cost of Living

Burma is one of the poorest nations in the world, suffering from decades of stagnation, mismanagement, and isolation. Yangon is also known as Rangoon and is a former capital of Burma and the capital of Yangon Division. Yangon is the … Continue reading

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Mozambique, Maputo – Cost of Living

The economy of Mozambique has developed since the end of the Mozambican Civil War (1977-1992), but the country is still one of the world’s poorest and most underdeveloped. Mozambique’s life expectancy and infant mortality rates are both among the worst … Continue reading

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Salary Purchasing Power Parity

Internationally comparable cost of living data is crucial to forming sustainable expatriate pay policies and monitoring progress.  Market exchange rates give misleading comparisons because they do not reflect salary purchasing power differences. Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) accounts for price differences … Continue reading

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Alcohol & Tobacco International Cost of Living Ranking

This report provides you with the rank of Alcohol & Tobacco 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 … Continue reading

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Morocco, Rabat – Cost of Living

The economy of Morocco is considered a relatively liberal economy. The services sector accounts for just over half of GDP and industry, made up of mining, construction and manufacturing, is an additional quarter. The sectors who recorded the highest growth … Continue reading

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