Monday, June 29, 2009

Antigua and Barbuda Cost of Living

Antigua and Barbuda cost of living is ranked a middle cost of living location.

Antigua and Barbuda are in the Caribbean, they are islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east-southeast of Puerto Rico.

CAPITAL CITY OF ANTIGUA: Saint John's

LARGEST CITY OF BARBUDA: Codrington

CURRENCY: East Caribbean Dollar (XCD)

ECONOMY: Antigua is the largest and most populated island. Half of their GDP is dominated by tourism, however weak tourist arrival numbers since early 2000 have slowed this down, pressing the government into a tight fiscal corner. Medium term economic group will depend on income growth in the industrialized world, especially the USA as most of the tourists come from here.

COST OF LIVING OVERVIEW: Saint John's has an overall cost of living index which equates it with Middle Cost of Living Locations. The overall cost of living index is comprised of the prices for defined quantities of the same goods and services across all 13 Basket Groups. Saint John's is currently ranked 139 overall, most expensive place in the world for expatriates to live, out of 276 international www.xpatulator.com locations. The exact customised cost of living index for Saint John's is based on the Basket Groups that you select in the Calculators.

In terms of the relative hardship people are likely to experience, assessed in global terms, Saint John's is ranked as a high degree of hardship location. The exact customised hardship index premium for Saint John's is based on the comparison location that you select in the Calculators.

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