Saint Peter Port is the capital of Guernsey. St. Peter Port is a small town consisting mostly of steep narrow streets and steps on the overlooking slopes and is the main port. Guernsey is in the English Channel, northwest of France. The climate is temperate with mild winters and cool summers. About 50% of days are overcast. The official language is English. French and local forms of French are also spoken. The main religion is Christianity. The economy of Guernsey is linked to financial services, such as banking, fund management, and insurance. Tourism, manufacturing, and horticulture, mainly tomatoes and cut flowers, especially freesias, have been declining. Light tax and death duties make Guernsey a popular offshore finance centre for Private equity funds. The security risk for expatriates in Guernsey is low. Risks include low levels of petty crime such as pickpocketing and theft, particularly in tourist areas. The currency of UK is the British Pound (GBP). Banking is on a par with the rest of Western Europe and North America. Medical facilities are good, however the cost of treatment for expatriates from outside the EU can be high. The population of St Peter Port is 18,200 (2018 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 2.1% for Guernsey as at December 2018. Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for Guernsey is based on the current personal income tax rate which is a flat rate of 20%.
Cost Of Living
The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in In St Peter Port, 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): St Peter Port as at 1 January 2019 is high in comparison to other places in the world. 1) Alcohol (where available) & Tobacco: High 2) Clothing: High 3) Communication: Very Low 4) Education: Average 5) Furniture & Appliances: Low 6) Groceries: Average 7) Healthcare: Average 8) Household Accommodation: Very High 9) Miscellaneous: Average 10) Personal Care: Average 11) Recreation & Culture: High 12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: Average 13) Transport: Low St Peter Port is for example 19.5% more expensive than Houston TX for groceries, 65.9% more expensive for household costs than Kuala Lumpur, and 29.7% more expensive for transport costs than Dubai. The hardship premium for St Peter Port for an expat from Perth, is for example 0%, i.e. host location (St Peter Port) premium of 10% minus home (Perth) location premium of 10%. St Peter Port is ranked as a minimal hardship location. Want to know more about cost of living, hardship (quality of living) or expat salary in St Peter Port? Register subscribe to your home location and St Peter Port and run your personalised reports.