Dominica, Roseau Cost of Living April 2010

Country Full Name: Commonwealth of Dominica.

Location: Dominica is an island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, about half way between Puerto Rico and Trinidad and Tobago.

Country Climate: Tropical; moderated by northeast trade winds; heavy rainfall.

Country Terrain: Rugged mountains of volcanic origin.

Major Languages: English (official), French patois.

Major Religions: Christianity.

Country Population: 0.072 million (2008 est.) 0.072 million (2009 est.).

Country Economy: The economy of Dominica is dominated by bananas and other agriculture, and nearly one-third of the labour force works in agriculture. This sector, however, is highly vulnerable to weather conditions and to external events affecting commodity prices.

Currency: East Caribbean Dollar (XCD).

Country Inflation: 6.3% (2008 est.) 1.8% (2009 est.).

City: Roseau is the capital and largest city of Dominica.

City Economy: The urban structure of Central Roseau is based on an irregular grid system of miniature proportions. Exports include bananas, bay oil, vegetables, grapefruit, oranges and cocoa, services.

Cost of Living: Roseau 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. Roseau is currently ranked 227 overall, most expensive place in the world for expatriates to live, out of 282 international locations.

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