Monday, June 14, 2010

Jersey, Saint Helier Cost of Living April 2010

Country Full Name: Bailiwick of Jersey. Status: UK Crown Dependency.

Location: Jersey (British Crown Dependency) is an island in the English Channel, northwest of France.

Country Climate: Temperate; mild winters and cool summers.

Country Terrain: Gently rolling plain with low, rugged hills along north coast.

Major Languages: English, French, local forms of French.

Major Religions: Christianity.

Country Population: 0.091 million (2008 est.) 0.091 million (2009 est.).

Country Economy: The economy of Jersey is largely driven by international financial services & legal services, which accounted for 53% of total GVA in 2007. Other sectors include construction, retail, agriculture, tourism and order fulfillment, such as internet based selling.

Currency: British Pound (GBP).

Country Inflation: 3.7% (2006 est.).

City: Saint Helier is one of the twelve parishes of Jersey and is the capital of the Island (although Government House is situated in St. Saviour).

City Economy: The urban area of the parish of St. Helier makes up most of the largest town in Jersey.
Cost of Living: Saint Helier has an overall cost of living index which equates it with high 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 Helier is currently ranked 68 overall, most expensive place in the world for expatriates to live, out of 282 international locations.

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