The economy of Guadeloupe depends on tourism, agriculture, light industry and services. It is dependent on France for large subsidies and imports.
Basse-Terre is the capital and second largest city of Guadeloupe. The surrounding areas of Basse-Terre consists of forest, grassland and sugar, coffee, banana and cocoa plantations.
Basse-Terre 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.
The latest cost of living rank for each of the 13 Basket Groups is now available.