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 level of utility (or standard of living or welfare).

 
 
Source
Central bank

Bank of Central African States

International Reserves

US$ 1,155 million (Source: World Bank; Data updated: 2012)

Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 16 billion (2014 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

31 billion of International dollars (2014 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
7.9% 0.6% 3.3% 3.1% 4.2% 13.6% 0.1%
2012 2013 2014*        
8.9% 3.6% 10.8%        

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

US$ 1,417 (2014 estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

$2,787 International Dollars (2014 estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2014*
0.02% 0.02% 0.02% 0.03% 0.04%

*Estimate

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector
  • agriculture: 46.3% 
  • industry: 9.9% 
  • services: 43.8% (2013 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

 

Inflation
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
-2.1% 1.9% 7.7% 0.2% 2.4%

*Estimate

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

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

 

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
25.6% 31.1% 28.0% 30.2% 23.7%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
-4.2% 2.4% 0.5% -2.4% 0.3%

*Estimate  

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: N/A

Moody's rating: N/A

Moody's outlook: N/A

(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 Chad

N/A

 
 
Source
Current account balance

US$ -962 million (2014 estimate)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

-6.02% of GDP (2014 estimate)

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

29.5% (2012)

(Data released on Oct 2014)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0.02% (2012)

(Data were released in March 2014)

Shares in world total commercial services export

0% (2012)

(Data were released in 2014)

Total exports

US$ 3.865 billion (2013 estimate) 

Export commodities

oil, cattle, cotton, gum arabic

Total imports

US$ 2.701 billion (2013 estimate) 

 
 
Source
Import commodities

machinery and transportation equipment, industrial goods, foodstuffs, textiles

Exports - major partners

US 81.9%, China 6.7% (2012)

Imports - major partners

China 20.2%, Cameroon 18.2%, France 16.1%, Saudi Arabia 5.6%, US 4.2% (2012)

FDI inflows
2011 2012 2013
US$ 282 million US$ 343 million US$ 538 million
FDI outflows
2011 2012 2013  
US$ 0 million US$ 0 million US$ 0 million  
Value of cross-border M&A;, by country of purchaser
2010 2011 2012 2013
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2012 (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 2013(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

(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 - 189. A high ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.

Overall ranking: 189 out of 189 countries (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 183 out of 189 countries

Enforcing Contracts: 171 out of 189 countries

Registering Property: 146 out of 189 countries

Getting credit: 130 out of 189 countries

Protecting investors: 157 out of 189 countries

Trading across border: 183 out of 189 countries

Paying Taxes: 189 out of 189 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 139 out of 189 countries

Getting Electricity: 149 out of 189 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 189 out of 189 countries

(2013)

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

143

(2014-2015)

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

Ranking: 167 Score: 44.5 (Repressed) (2014)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

 
 
Source
Total area

1,284,000 km2 (2006)

Capital

N'Djamena (2009)

Currency

Communaute Financiere Africaine francs (XAF) (2009)

Government type

republic (2009)

Languages

French (official), Arabic (official), Sara (in south), more than 120 different languages and dialects

Religions

Muslim 53.1%, Catholic 20.1%, Protestant 14.2%, animist 7.3%, other 0.5%, unknown 1.7%, atheist 3.1% (1993 census)

Total population
1980 1990 2000 2012* 2017**
4.41 million 5.65 million 7.48 million 10.74 million 12.19 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2011
6.7% 18.8% 23.4% 21.8%
Population median age

17 years (2010)

Population growth rate

2.6% (2011)

Life expectancy

49 years (2010)

Adult literacy

34% (2005/2010)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

83.28% (2011)

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

39.78 (2003)

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

Freedom House rating

Political Rights:7
Civil Liberties:6 (2011)

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

Source
Total telephone subscribers as % of population

32.07% (2011)

(sum of fixed telephone lines and mobile cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

1.9% (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)

N’Djamena: 3rd (2011)

Source
CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

0.0379 (Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2009)

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