Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Saint Kitts and Nevis, Basseterre Cost of Living April 2010

Country Full Name: Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis.

Location: Saint Kitts and Nevis are islands in the Caribbean Sea, about one-third of the way from Puerto Rico to Trinidad and Tobago.

Country Climate: Tropical, tempered by constant sea breezes; little seasonal temperature variation; rainy season (May to November).

Country Terrain: Volcanic with mountainous interiors.

Major Languages: English.

Major Religions: Christianity.

Country Population: 0.053 million (2008 est.) 0.054 million (2009 est.).

Country Economy: The economy of Saint Kitts and Nevis is dominated by tourism, agriculture and light manufacturing industries.

Currency: East Caribbean Dollar (XCD).

Country Inflation: 5.4% (2008 est.) 3.4% (2009 est.).

City: Basseterre is the capital of the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis.

City Economy: The city of Basseterre has established itself as a financial centre in the Eastern Caribbean.
Cost of Living: Basseterre has an overall cost of living index which equates it with low 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. Basseterre is currently ranked 211 overall, most expensive place in the world for expatriates to live, out of 282 international locations.

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