St. George's is the capital of Grenada, British West Indies. The city is a popular Caribbean tourist destination that attracts thousands of tourists and cruise ships. The main exports are cacao, nutmeg, and mace. Grenada is an island between the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, north of Trinidad and Tobago. The climate is tropical, tempered by northeast trade winds. The official language is English. French Patois is also widely spoken. The main religion is Christianity. The economy of Grenada is a largely tourism-based, small, open economy. Over the past two decades, the economy has shifted from one of agriculture-dominant into that of services-dominant, with tourism serving as the leading foreign currency earning sector. The country's principal export crops are the spices nutmeg and mace (Grenada is the world’s second largest producer of nutmeg after Indonesia). Other crops for export include cocoa, citrus fruits, bananas, cloves, and cinnamon. Grenadians place importance on greeting strangers and acquaintances when you meet. It is expected to greet using professional titles or by Mr, Mrs or Miss. The security risk for expatriates in Grenada is low. Risks include low levels of petty crime, and relatively rare violent crime, usually related to drug-trafficking. Other risks include hurricanes and tropical storms. The currency of Grenada is the East Caribbean Dollar (XCD). Medical facilities are adequate for general treatment, however serious emergency cases generally require emergency evacuation. Medical treatment in Grenada can be expensive. Cases of Chikungunya virus have been reported. The population of Saint George's is 34,000 (2016 est.), while the inflation rate is 3.2% (2016 est.).
Cost Of Living
The cost of living for expatriates in In Saint George's, the cost of each basket, based on local prices, compared to the international average, is categorized follows (Exact cost of living percentages only available in personalised reports): Saint George's as at 1 April 2016 is very high in comparison to other places in the world. 1) Alcohol (where available) & Tobacco: Very High 2) Clothing: Average 3) Communication: Very High 4) Education: High 5) Furniture & Appliances: Very High - Rather get your appliances from Amazon 6) Groceries: Very High 7) Healthcare: High 8) Household Accommodation: Very High 9) Miscellaneous: Very High 10) Personal Care: High 11) Recreation & Culture: Very High 12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: Very High 13) Transport: Very High Saint George's is for example 4.5% more expensive than Conakry for groceries, 113% more expensive for household costs than Guinea-Bissau, and -10.7% cheaper for transport costs than Bissau. The hardship premium for Saint George's for an expat from Bangalore, is for example -20%, i.e. host location (Saint George's) premium of 10% minus home (Bangalore) location premium of 30%. Saint George's is ranked as a minimal hardship location. Want to know more about cost of living, hardship or expat pay in Saint George's? Register subscribe to your home location and Saint George's and run your personalised reports.