Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Kingstown Cost of Living April 2010

Country Full Name: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

Location: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines are islands between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean, north of Trinidad and Tobago.

Country Climate: Tropical; little seasonal temperature variation; rainy season (May to November).

Country Terrain: Volcanic, mountainous.

Major Languages: English.

Major Religions: Christianity.

Country Population: 0.1 million (2008 est.) 0.1 million (2009 est.).

Country Economy: The economy of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is largely based on agriculture which is dominated by banana production. The services sector, based mostly on a growing tourist industry, is also important.

Currency: East Caribbean Dollar (XCD).

Country Inflation: 10.1% (2008 est.) 4.2% (2009 est.).

City: Kingstown is the chief port of Saint Vincent, and the capital of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

City Economy: Kingstown is a centre for the island’s agricultural industry and a port of entry for tourists. Exports include bananas, coconuts, and arrowroot.

Cost of Living: Kingstown 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. Kingstown is currently ranked 221 overall, most expensive place in the world for expatriates to live, out of 282 international locations.

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