The economy of St Helena is very weak, and the island is almost entirely sustained by aid from London. The public sector dominates the economy, accounting for about half of GDP.
Jamestown is the capital of the island of Saint Helena. Jamestown is the island’s port, with facilities for unloading goods delivered to the island, and the centre of the island’s road and communications network.
Jamestown has an overall cost of living index which equates it with high 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.