Saturday, April 24, 2010

Barbados, Bridgetown Cost of Living April 2010

Country Full Name: Barbados.

Location: Barbados is a Caribbean, island in the North Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Venezuela.

Country Climate: Tropical; rainy season (June to October).

Country Terrain: Relatively flat; rises gently to central highland region.

Major Languages: English (Bajan, an English-African dialect, is widely used).

Major Religions: Christianity.

Country Population: 0.276 million (2008 est.) 0.276 million (2009 est.).

Country Economy: The economy of Barbados has transformed itself from a low-income economy dependent upon sugar production, into an upper-middle-income economy based on tourism and the offshore sector.

Currency: Barbados Dollar (BBD).

Country Inflation: 8.1% (2008 est.) 3.5% (2009 est.).

City: The City of Bridgetown is the capital and largest city of the nation of Barbados.

City Economy: Bridgetown is a major West Indies tourist destination, and the city acts as an important financial, informatics and convention centre in the Caribbean region.

Cost of Living: Bridgetown 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. Bridgetown is currently ranked 124 overall, most expensive place in the world for expatriates to live, out of 282 international locations.

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