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Saint Kitts and Nevis, Basseterre
Overview

Saint Kitts and Nevis, BasseterreBasseterre is the capital of the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis. The city of Basseterre has established itself as a financial centre in the Eastern Caribbean.

Saint Kitts and Nevis are islands in the Caribbean Sea, about one-third of the way from Puerto Rico to Trinidad and Tobago. The climate is tropical tempered by constant sea breezes and little seasonal temperature variation.

The official language is English. The main religion is Christianity.

The economy of Saint Kitts and Nevis is dominated by tourism, agriculture and light manufacturing industries.

Expatriate business dress is typically a shirt and tie, or an open-tunic shirt for men, while relatively conservative clothing is preferable with arms and legs covered for women.

The security risk for expatriates in Saint Kitts and Nevis is low. Risks include low levels of petty crime, burglary, armed robbery and assault.

The currency of Saint Kitts and Nevis is the East Caribbean Dollar (XCD).

Medical facilities are limited. Serious or complex medical treatment may require evacuation which can be expensive. Dengue fever is endemic. Cases of Chikungunya virus have been reported.

The population of Basseterre is 1400 (2016 est.), while the inflation rate is 1% (2016 est.).


Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in Basseterre as at 1 July 2016 is very high in comparison to other places in the world.

In Basseterre, 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):
1) Alcohol (where available) & Tobacco: Very High
2) Clothing: High
3) Communication: Very High
4) Education: High
5) Furniture & Appliances: Very High
6) Groceries: Very High
7) Healthcare: Very High
8) Household Accommodation: Very High
9) Miscellaneous: High
10) Personal Care: Very High
11) Recreation & Culture: Very High
12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: High
13) Transport: High

Basseterre is for example 120.1% more expensive than Saudi Arabia for groceries, 39.6% more expensive for household costs than Dammam, and 116.6% more expensive for transport costs than Mecca.

Basseterre is ranked as a some hardship location.

The hardship premium for Basseterre for an expat from Slovakia, is for example -10%, i.e. host location (Basseterre) premium of 20% minus home (Slovakia) location premium of 30%.

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