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Antigua and Barbuda, Saint John's
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Antigua and Barbuda, Saint John'sSt John's is the capital and largest city of Antigua and Barbuda. St John's is the commercial centre of the nation and the chief port of the island of Antigua. St. John's is one of the most developed and cosmopolitan municipalities in the Lesser Antilles. The city is famous for its various shopping malls as well as boutiques throughout the city, selling designer jewellery and haute-couture clothing. There are also many independent, locally-run establishments, selling a variety of fashions. The investment banking industry has a strong presence in the city. Many major world financial institutions have offices in St. John's.

Antigua and Barbuda are Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east-southeast of Puerto Rico. Tropical maritime; little seasonal temperature variation. Mostly low-lying limestone and coral islands, with some higher volcanic areas.

The official language is English which is generally used in Business. Antiguan Creole English and Barbuda Creole English are also spoken. The main religion is Christianity.

The economy of Antigua and Barbuda's is service-based, with tourism and government services representing the key sources of employment and income. Tourism accounts directly or indirectly for more than half of GDP and is also the principal earner of foreign exchange in Antigua and Barbuda.

The population in Saint John's is 0.031 Mil (2014 est.), while the inflation rate is 0.72% (2014 est.).


Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates in Saint John's as at 1 October 2014 is very high in comparison to other places in the world.


In Saint John's, the cost of each basket, based on local prices, compared to the international average in USD, is categorized follows:
1) Alcohol (where available) & Tobacco: Very High
2) Clothing: Very High
3) Communication: Low
4) Education: Low
5) Furniture & Appliances: Very High
6) Groceries: Very High
7) Healthcare: High
8) Household Accommodation: High
9) Miscellaneous: Average
10) Personal Care: High
11) Recreation & Culture: Average
12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: Very High
13) Transport: Very High

Saint John's is for example 76.3% more expensive than Montevideo for groceries, 14.2% more expensive for household costs than Durban, and 26.8% more expensive for transport costs than Athens.

Saint John's is ranked as a some hardship location.


Hardship (also know as quality of living) refers to the degree of hardship an expatriate and their family are likely to experience in the host location. Hardship pay is compensation to encourage people to move, in particular to less desirable locations. In determining the amount of hardship premium payable, factors such as economic, political, religious, infrastructure, environment/climate, personal safety, health, education, and transportation factors are considered.

The hardship premium for Saint John's for an expat from Zurich is for example 10%, i.e. host location (Saint John's) premium of 20% minus home (Zurich) location premium of 10%.

Xpatulator.com has been created to assist subscribers calculate expatriate pay using the online calculators and extensive database of cost of living and hardship indexes, for 780 international locations.

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