Saint Lucia, Castries Cost of Living April 2010

Country Full Name: Saint Lucia.

Location: Saint Lucia is an island between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean, north of Trinidad and Tobago.

Country Climate: Tropical, moderated by northeast trade winds; dry season January to April, rainy season May to August.

Country Terrain: Volcanic and mountainous with some broad, fertile valleys.

Major Languages: English (official), French patois.

Major Religions: Christianity.

Country Population: 0.2 million (2008 est.) 0.2 million (2009 est.).

Country Economy: The economy of Saint Lucia depends primarily on tourism, banana production, and light manufacturing.

Currency: East Caribbean Dollar (XCD).

Country Inflation: 7.2% (2008 est.) 2.2% (2009 est.).

City: Castries is the capital city of Saint Lucia.

City Economy: Castries houses the government and head offices of many businesses both foreign and local. It also has a sheltered harbour which receives cargo vessels and ferry boats as well as cruise ships.

Cost of Living: Castries 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. Castries is currently ranked 256 overall, most expensive place in the world for expatriates to live, out of 282 international locations.

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