Cost of Living Worldwide

Cost of Living Worldwide

The OECD defines a cost of living index (COLI) as an index that measures the change in the minimum expenditures that would be incurred by a utility-maximizing consumer, whose preferences or tastes remain unchanged, in order to maintaining a given ...

 
 
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Central bank

N/A

International Reserves

US$ 26.477 billion (Source: IMF; Data updated: 2012)

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Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 121.466 billion (2009 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

128.476 billion of International dollars (2009 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
3.1% 14.5% 3.3% 11.2% 20.6% 18.6% 20.3% 13.8%
2009 2010 2011 2012*        
2.4% 3.4% 3.4% 9.7%        

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

US$ 6,009 (2000 estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

$6,356 International Dollars (2000 estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2015**
0.12% 0.11% 0.08% 0.15% 0.17%

**Forecast

 
 
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GDP - composition by sector

(Data released on February 2012)

  • agriculture: 9.6% 
  • industry: 65.8% 
  • services: 24.6% (2008 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

(Data released on March 2012)

Inflation
2009 2010 2011 2012*
13.7%(2008) 14.5% 13.5% 11.1%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2009 2010 2011 2012*
N/A N/A N/A(2009) N/A

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

(Data released on December 2011)

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012*
31.5% 36.3% 37.5% 30.9% 23.8%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2008 2009 2010 2011* 2012**
8.9% -4.9% 6.8% 12.6% 12.2%

*Estimate    **Forecast

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: BB-

Moody's rating: Ba3

Moody's outlook: POS

(Foreign Currency Government Bond Ratings; Data last updated Dec 2011 and Nov 2012)

Market value of publicly traded shares
2009 2010 2011
N/A N/A N/A
Largest companies in Angola

N/A

 
 
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Current account balance

US$ 11.8 billion (2009 estimate)(After 2008)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

9.7% of GDP (2009 estimate)(2009)

Exports as percent of GDP(Exports of goods and services)

56.8% (2010)

(Data released on April 2012)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0.36%(2007)

(Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2011)

Shares in world total commercial services export

0.02% (2010)(2007)

(Data were released in 2012)

Total exports

US$71.95 billion (2012 estimate) 

Export commodities

crude oil, diamonds, refined petroleum products, coffee, sisal, fish and fish products, timber, cotton

Total imports

US$22.32 billion (2012 estimate) 

 
 
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Import commodities

machinery and electrical equipment, vehicles and spare parts; medicines, food, textiles, military goods

Exports - major partners

China 37.7%, US 21%, India 9.5%, Canada 4.1% (2011)

Imports - major partners

Portugal 20.4%, China 17.7%, US 9.5%, Brazil 6.8%, South Africa 6.1%, France 5%, India 4.4% (2011)

FDI inflows
2009 2010 2011
US$2,205 million US$-3,227 million(2009) US$-5,586 million(2009)
FDI outflows
2009 2010 2011  
US$7 million US$1,340 million US$1,300 million  
Value of cross-border M&A;, by country of purchaser
2008 2009 2010 2011
N/A N/A(2009) N/A(2009) N/A
Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2010(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2011(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A(2008 estimate)

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

Best countries for doing business World Bank/IFC Doing Business Project (Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business, from 1 - 185. A high ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.)

Overall ranking: 172 out of 185 countries(2009) (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 171 out of 185 countries(2009)

Enforcing Contracts: 183 out of 185 countries

Registering Property: 131 out of 185 countries

Getting credit: 129 out of 185 countries

Protecting investors: 70 out of 185 countries

Trading across border: 164 out of 185 countries

Paying Taxes: 154 out of 185 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 124 out of 185 countries

Getting Electricity: 113 out of 185 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 162 out of 185 countries

(2013)

Global competitiveness ranking(ranking by country on a basis of 144, the first is the best)

N/A

(2012)

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

Ranking: 160 Score: 46.7 (Repressed) (2009)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

 
 
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Total area

1,246,700 km2 (2006)

Capital

Luanda (2009)

Currency

kwanza (AOA) (2009)

Government type

republic; multiparty presidential regime (2009)

Languages

Portuguese (official), Bantu and other African languages

Religions

indigenous beliefs 47%, Roman Catholic 38%, Protestant 15% (1998 estimate)

Total population
1980 1990 2000 2012* 2017**
6.99 million 10 million 13.34 million 20.21 million 23.43 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
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Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2011
10.4% 24.3% 49% 59.1%
Population median age

17 years (2010)

Population growth rate

2.8% (2011)

Life expectancy

51 years (2010)

Adult literacy

70% (2005/2010)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

70.21% (2011)

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

58.64 (2000)

(Data were released in 2011, 0=perfect equality, 100=absolute inequality)

Freedom House rating

Political Rights:6
Civil Liberties:5 (2011)

(1 represents the most free, 7 the least free)

Source
Total telephone subscribers as % of population

49.93% (2011)

(sum of fixed telephone lines and mobile cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

14.78% (Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2011)

Cost of living - Mercer index(ranking by city on a basis of 214; the 1st is the most expensive and the 214th is the least expensive)

Luanda: 1st (2011)

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CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

1.4365 (Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2009)

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