Guadeloupe is an archipelago located in the Leeward Islands, in the Lesser Antilles. The climate is tropical with moderately high humidity, tempered by trade winds. The official language is French. English is usually spoken in major hotels and tourists areas. The main religion is Christianity. The economy of Guadeloupe depends on tourism, agriculture, light industry and services. It is dependent on France for large subsidies and imports. Guadeloupians place heavy emphasis on hospitality. It is important to shake hands with business associates. Expatriate business dress is a formal suit. The security risk for expatriates in Guadeloupe is low. Risks include low levels of petty street crime, theft, gang violence and delinquency. Other risks include hurricanes and tropical storms. The currency of Guadeloupe is the Euro (EUR). Guadeloupe is a French overseas territory. Medical facilities, including emergency and specialist services, in Guadeloupe are very good and of an equivalent standard to those found in mainland France. Cases of Zika and Chikungunya virus have been reported and Dengue fever is common. The population of Guadeloupe is 402,100 (2018 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 0.6% for Guadeloupe as at 2016. Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for Guadeloupe is based on the current personal income tax rates which are progressive up to 45%. Note: For income tax purposes, France covers mainland France, the coastal islands and Corsica; and overseas départements (Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique, Réunion and Mayotte).
Cost Of Living
The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in In Guadeloupe, 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): Guadeloupe as at 1 October 2018 is high in comparison to other places in the world. 1) Alcohol (where available) & Tobacco: High 2) Clothing: Average 3) Communication: Very High 4) Education: Average 5) Furniture & Appliances: High 6) Groceries: High 7) Healthcare: Average 8) Household Accommodation: High 9) Miscellaneous: Average 10) Personal Care: Average 11) Recreation & Culture: Average 12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: Low 13) Transport: Low Guadeloupe is for example 13.9% more expensive than USA for groceries, 12.8% more expensive for household costs than UK, and 79.6% more expensive for transport costs than India. The hardship premium for Guadeloupe for an expat from Australia, is for example 20%, i.e. host location (Guadeloupe) premium of 30% minus home (Australia) location premium of 10%. Guadeloupe is ranked as a high degree of hardship location. Want to know more about cost of living, hardship (quality of living) or expat salary in Guadeloupe? Register subscribe to your home location and Guadeloupe and run your personalised reports.