I am doingsome research on the cost of living in various African countries viz Botswana, South Africa, Tanzania, Mozambique, Angola and off course would like to include the CV Islands. It based on a very basic model and geared towards taking up residency in these countries. The model will be based in Euros and Sterling. I already have all the economic/Gdp data and am now concentrating on very basic issues. I don't mind receiving the information in drips and drabs so specific product/service information will be much appreciated. I will collate the information and forward it to anybody who wishes to have a copy of my findings. Thank you in anticipation.
The information should be based on being a citizen or a permanent resident.
What can the average citizen expect to receive as a monthly salary?
What is the average supermarket cost of a kilo of flour?
What is the average supermarket cost of a Kilo of sugar?
What is the average cost of a kilo of potatoes?
what is the average cost of a kilo of tomatoes?
What fruits/vegetables are readily available from local supermarkets?
What fruits/veg are not readily available?
What is the price of a standard uncooked chicken in a supermarket?
What is the price of a kilo of steak [rump] in a supermarket
Do any of the above prices swing drastically?
What is the price of a bottle of beer/six pack 33cl in a supermarket?
Is this a locally brewed item or can you obtain foreign beer as well?
What is the price of a bottle of branded whiskey in a supermarket?
Is drinking water [tap] readily available? If not what price would you pay for a liter of water?
What is the price of a packet of branded cigarettes?
How readily available are secondhand vehicles in good condition?
What would you consider to be expensive in your area in terms of everyday needs [food, toiletries, whitegoods,clothing, shoes petrol, utilities]? You can draw comparisons in relation to your country of origin if you are an expat here.
What is the standard rate of income tax and is there a maximum?
There may be some more questions as I go along but I want to get a starting point and see how it all develops. I will then draw up a spreadsheet which will layout the answers on a country by country basis. I have already started receiving a lot of information from SA and Botswana and the findings are interesting.
May I thank any contributors in advance.I look forward to hearing from you.