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 (2019 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 1.1% for Grenada as at December 2018. Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for Grenada is based on the current personal income tax rates which are progressive up to 30%.
Cost Of Living
The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in We have collected prices for the same items, world wide, based on Expat spending norms, in or closest to the location, and converted them to $USD so that we can compare the cost of 13 different baskets in 780 global locations. For each basket, compared to New York, the equivalent cost in Saint George's is as follows: Saint George's as at 1 November 2019 is very high in comparison to other places in the world. 1) Alcohol and/or Tobacco: for items such as beer, spirits, wine and tobacco related products such as cigarettes. A basket costing USD$1000 in New York costs USD$790. Average price in a store for a midrange bottle of wine is USD$12.95, domestic/local beer (500ml) USD$1.22, imported/international beer (330ml) USD$1.85 and a pack of 20 cigarettes is USD$4.44. 2) Clothing: for items such as business, casual and children's clothing and footwear. A basket costing USD$1000 in New York costs USD$1180. Average price for an international brand of mens jeans is USD$74, a quality international brand of running shoes USD$111, mens leather shoes suitable for office wear USD$111 while a medium size international summer dress from a global chain store is USD$56. 3) Communication: for various communication costs such as home telephone rental, internet subscription, mobile service provider tariff and data costs. A basket costing USD$200 in New York costs USD$378. Average price for a monthly standard plan internet subscription is USD$130, while the benchmark mobile tariff is USD$0.26 per minute. 4) Education: for items such as creche / pre-school fees, primary school fees, high school fees and tertiary study fees. A basket costing USD$30000 in New York costs USD$28800. Average annual private international school fee (excluding extras) USD$18,802 for Primary School, and USD$20,923 for High School. 5) Furniture & Appliances: for items such as dining table and chairs, home entertainment, kitchen appliances, and sofas. A basket costing USD$2500 in New York costs USD$2400. Average price for a 6kg front loader Washing Machine is USD$749, and USD$643 for a 46+'' LED UHD TV. 6) Groceries: for items such as consumables, cleaning products, dairy, fresh fruit & vegetables, general food products, snacks, soft drinks. A basket costing USD$1000 in New York costs USD$990. Average grocery prices in a major international retail store for 1 kg apples is USD$4.34, 1 kg oranges USD$2.76, 1 head lettuce USD$3.70, 1 kg potatos USD$1.30, 1 kg boneless, skinless, chicken breast USD$12.03, 1 kg cheddar cheese USD$9.85, 1 dozen large eggs USD$4.62, 500g loaf white bread USD$1.94, 1 L full cream milk USD$2.27, and 1.5 L water USD$1.28. 7) Healthcare: for general heath care, doctor visits, hospital stays, non-prescription medicine, and medical insurance. A basket costing USD$1000 in New York costs USD$800. Average healthcare cost for a private practice Doctor visit for an uninsured patient is USD$65, and a private hospital stay per day including nursing care, medications, diagnostic tests, food, and related costs is USD$1,993. 8) Household Accommodation: for items such as apartment rent, house rent, property purchase, mortgage rate, and utilities. A basket costing USD$5000 in New York costs USD$2250. Average expatriate house / apartment rent for a secure upmarket unfurnished apartment (3 bedrooms) is USD$2,044 in a central location, and USD$1,233 in a suburban location, per month, excluding utilities. 9) Miscellaneous: for items such as dry cleaning, linen, magazines, newspapers, office supplies, and postage stamps. A basket costing USD$500 in New York costs USD$455. Average price for dry cleaning (1 mens 2 pc suit) is USD$8.91, while an international newspaper is USD$2.74. 10) Personal Care: for items such as cosmetics, hair care, and toiletries. A basket costing USD$500 in New York costs USD$380. Average cost for a mens haircut and blow dry is USD$30, while a womens hair colour, cut and blow dry - medium length is USD$152. 11) Recreation & Culture: for items such as books, cinema, sport and theatre tickets. A basket costing USD$500 in New York costs USD$450. Average price for a latest release international cinema ticket (average of on and off peak where applicable) for one adult is USD$9.25, and an international fitness, recreation or sports club membership cost for one adult is USD$46 per month. 12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: for items such as hotel daily room rates, meals and beverages in a restaurant, and take away food and beverages. A basket costing USD$1000 in New York costs USD$780. Average cappuccino price (regular, medium) is USD$3.82, coke/pepsi (330ml) USD$1.85, burger meal (international franchise or similar) USD$3.70, and a mid-range international restaurant meal for 2 USD$74.00. 13) Transport: for items such as fuel (petrol/gasoline), car hire, public transport, vehicle purchase and maintenance. A basket costing USD$1000 in New York costs USD$1230. Average average price over the last year for highest available octane petrol / gasoline (1L) is USD$1.59, while the benchmark car sedan purchase price including taxes/duties for a compact / small / economy vehicle (1.4 L) is USD$29,602. Saint George's is 54.3% more expensive than Houston TX for groceries, 4.7% more expensive for household costs than Kuala Lumpur, and 108.3% more expensive for transport costs than Dubai. The hardship premium for Saint George's for an expat from Perth, is for example 0%, i.e. host location (Saint George's) premium of 10% minus home (Perth) location premium of 10%. Saint George's is ranked as a minimal hardship location. Want to know more about cost of living, hardship (quality of living) or expat salary in Saint George's? Register subscribe to your home location and Saint George's and run your personalised reports.