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 (2019 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 1.7% for Guernsey as at September 2019. 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 We have collected prices for the same items, world wide, 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 St Peter Port is as follows: St Peter Port as at 1 October 2019 is high in comparison to other places in the world. 1) Alcohol (where available) & 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$760 2) Clothing: for items such as business, casual and children's clothing and footwear. A basket costing USD$1000 in New York costs USD$1000 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$132 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$21600 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$1525 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$660 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$600 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$2950 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$360 10) Personal Care: for items such as cosmetics, hair care, and toiletries. A basket costing USD$500 in New York costs USD$270 11) Recreation & Culture: for items such as books, cinema, sport and theatre tickets. A basket costing USD$500 in New York costs USD$360 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$650 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$1110 St Peter Port is 3.1% more expensive than Houston TX for groceries, 38.4% more expensive for household costs than Kuala Lumpur, and 87.4% 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.