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Moroccan 100 dirhams
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Key figures
GDP per capita
World average: -57%.
MENA rank: 17 of 23.
US$128 billion.
MENA rank: 9 of 23.
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3.3 points of 10 max.
World rank: 89 of 180.
MENA rank: 11 of 21.
Investment friendly
World rank: 128 of 181.
MENA rank: 14 of 21.
Economic freedom
57.7 points of 100 max.
World rank: 101 of 179.
MENA rank: 13 of 19.
Value of Currency
US$1=9.50 Dirhams

US$1=9.60 Dirhams

US$1=9.80 Dirhams

US$1=10.60 Dirhams

US$1=11.30 Dirhams

US$1=11.60 Dirhams

Sep. 2008:
US$1=7.89 Dirhams

Moroccan 20 dirhams
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Moroccan 50 dirhams
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Moroccan 200 dirhams
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Moroccan citizens have in general low spending power, there is a substantial upper class, but the fastest growing group in the society is the middle class. In general, Morocco has low prices except from imported goods, cheap labour, an excellent infrastructure, while there is medium efficiency in bureaucracy.
Morocco's economy is fast growing, due to several factors. Foreign investments, as labour-intensive products here can be made far cheaper in any other place close to Western Europe. Morocco has a skilled labour force, and more and more people with high education, since Moroccan schools and universities are of good quality. Moroccans are highly skilled in languages, and most young Moroccans know 2 or 3 languages.
Moroccan economy is still weak in figures like GNP/capita, but the brutal differences between haves and have-nots make this figure very misleading. Many are very, very poor, but things are not getting worse for the poor, and indications are that the development will make their lives easier and better too.

By Tore Kjeilen