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The City of Bridgetown is the capital and largest city of the nation of Barbados. Bridgetown is a major West Indies tourist destination, and the city acts as an important financial, informatics and convention centre in the Caribbean region.Barbados is a Caribbean, island in the North Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Venezuela. The climate is tropical.The official language is English. The main religion is Christianity.The economy of Barbados has transformed itself from a low-income economy dependent upon sugar production, into an upper-middle-income economy based on tourism and the offshore sector.Barbadians are generally conservative in the way they dress (arms and legs should be covered when not on a beach) and in their behaviour (personal space is respected, honesty and humility are important). Business meetings tend to be formal and punctual with Western-style suits or a modest dress. Businesswomen hold positions of authority.The security risk for expatriates in Barbados is low. Risks include petty crime such as theft, street crime, and vehicle theft particularly in Bridgetown. Other risks include those associated with hurricanes and tropical storms.The currency of Barbados is the Barbados Dollar (BBD), fixed to the US dollar.Medical facilities are adequate but limited and expensive. Serious or complex medical treatment may require evacuation which can be expensive. Cases of Chikungunya virus and Zika virus have been reported. Dengue fever is common.The population of Bridgetown is 110,000 (2019 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 5.5% for Barbados as at August 2019.Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for Barbados is based on the current personal income tax rates which are progressive up to 33.5%. The basic rate of income tax is 16% for the first 35,000 (BBD) of monthly taxable income, and the higher rate is 33.5% for monthly taxable income in excess of BBD 35,000.