Basseterre is the capital of the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis. The city of Basseterre has established itself as a financial centre in the Eastern Caribbean. Saint Kitts and Nevis are islands in the Caribbean Sea, about one-third of the way from Puerto Rico to Trinidad and Tobago. The climate is tropical tempered by constant sea breezes and little seasonal temperature variation. The official language is English. The main religion is Christianity. The economy of Saint Kitts and Nevis is dominated by tourism, agriculture and light manufacturing industries. Expatriate business dress is typically a shirt and tie, or an open-tunic shirt for men, while relatively conservative clothing is preferable with arms and legs covered for women. The security risk for expatriates in Saint Kitts and Nevis is low. Risks include low levels of petty crime, burglary, armed robbery and assault. The currency of Saint Kitts and Nevis is the East Caribbean Dollar (XCD). Medical facilities are limited. Serious or complex medical treatment may require evacuation which can be expensive. Dengue fever is endemic. Cases of Chikungunya virus have been reported. The population of Basseterre is 13,000 (2019 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 1.97% for Saint Kitts and Nevis as at 2019. Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for Saint Kitts and Nevis is based on the current personal income tax rate of 0% as there is currently no personal income tax.
Cost Of Living
The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in In Basseterre, 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): Basseterre as at 1 April 2019 is very high in comparison to other places in the world. 1) Alcohol (where available) & Tobacco: High 2) Clothing: Very High 3) Communication: High 4) Education: High 5) Furniture & Appliances: Very High 6) Groceries: Very High 7) Healthcare: Very High 8) Household Accommodation: High 9) Miscellaneous: High 10) Personal Care: Very High 11) Recreation & Culture: High 12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: High 13) Transport: High Basseterre is for example 70.6% more expensive than Houston TX for groceries, 48.3% more expensive for household costs than Kuala Lumpur, and 60.5% more expensive for transport costs than Dubai. The hardship premium for Basseterre for an expat from Perth, is for example 10%, i.e. host location (Basseterre) premium of 20% minus home (Perth) location premium of 10%. Basseterre is ranked as a some hardship location. Want to know more about cost of living, hardship (quality of living) or expat salary in Basseterre? Register subscribe to your home location and Basseterre and run your personalised reports.