Saint Helier is one of the twelve parishes of Jersey and is the capital of the Island (although Government House is situated in St. Saviour). The urban area of the parish of St. Helier makes up most of the largest town in Jersey. Jersey (British Crown Dependency) is an island in the English Channel, northwest of France. The climate is Temperate with mild winters and cool summers. The official language is English. French and local forms of French are also spoken. The main religion is Christianity. The economy of Jersey is largely driven by international financial services & legal services, which accounted for 53% of total GVA in 2007. Other sectors include construction, retail, agriculture, tourism and order fulfilment, such as internet based selling. The security risk for expatriates in Jersey 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 Saint Helier is 33,500 (2018 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 2.4% for Jersey as at October 2018. Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for Jersey 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 Saint Helier, 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): Saint Helier as at 1 October 2018 is very high in comparison to other places in the world. 1) Alcohol (where available) & Tobacco: High 2) Clothing: Very High 3) Communication: Very Low 4) Education: Average 5) Furniture & Appliances: Average 6) Groceries: Very High 7) Healthcare: High 8) Household Accommodation: Very High 9) Miscellaneous: Average 10) Personal Care: High 11) Recreation & Culture: High 12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: Very High 13) Transport: Very High Saint Helier is for example 59.6% more expensive than Houston TX for groceries, 84.5% more expensive for household costs than Kuala Lumpur, and 100.8% more expensive for transport costs than Dubai. The hardship premium for Saint Helier for an expat from Perth, is for example 0%, i.e. host location (Saint Helier) premium of 10% minus home (Perth) location premium of 10%. Saint Helier is ranked as a minimal hardship location. Want to know more about cost of living, hardship (quality of living) or expat salary in Saint Helier? Register subscribe to your home location and Saint Helier and run your personalised reports.