Jamestown is the capital of the island of Saint Helena. Jamestown is the island's port, with facilities for unloading goods delivered to the island, and the centre of the island's road and communications network. St Helena (Overseas territory of the UK) is comprised of islands in the South Atlantic Ocean, about midway between South America and Africa; Ascension Island lies 700 nm northwest of Saint Helena; Tristan da Cunha lies 2,300 nm southwest of Saint Helena. The climate is tropical marine tempered by trade winds. The official language is English. The main religion is Christianity. The economy of St Helena is very weak, and the island is almost entirely sustained by aid from London. The public sector dominates the economy, accounting for about half of GDP. The security risk for expatriates in Saint Helena is low. Risks include a relatively low risk of petty crime and the geographical remoteness of the island. The currency of Saint Helena is the St. Helena Pound (SHP). Banking is limited. Medical facilities are limited. Serious or complex medical treatment may require evacuation which can be expensive. The population of Jamestown is 1,600 (Urban) (2018 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 7% for Saint Helena as at March 2017. Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for Saint Helena is based on the current personal income tax rates which are progressive up to 27%.
Cost Of Living
The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in In Jamestown, 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): Jamestown as at 1 October 2018 is high in comparison to other places in the world. 1) Alcohol (where available) & Tobacco: High 2) Clothing: Low 3) Communication: Very High 4) Education: High 5) Furniture & Appliances: High 6) Groceries: Average 7) Healthcare: High 8) Household Accommodation: High 9) Miscellaneous: Very High 10) Personal Care: Very High 11) Recreation & Culture: Very High 12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: Low 13) Transport: Average Jamestown is for example 20.4% more expensive than Houston TX for groceries, 51.7% more expensive for household costs than Kuala Lumpur, and 48.5% more expensive for transport costs than Dubai. The hardship premium for Jamestown for an expat from Perth, is for example 20%, i.e. host location (Jamestown) premium of 30% minus home (Perth) location premium of 10%. Jamestown 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 Jamestown? Register subscribe to your home location and Jamestown and run your personalised reports.