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Indicators for Labour Costs

Data Point Value Units Year
Labour costs (minimum wage USD per month) 219 US dollar per month 2015
Social security contributions (employer) % 9 Percentage 2014
Customer Service Representative, annual labour cost 6999 US dollar 2014
Software Programmer, annual labour cost 23837 US dollar 2014

1 - World Bank Doing Business (Oct 2015)
2 - EY Worldwide Personal Tax Guide 2014/15 (Sep 2014)
3 - fDi Intelligence from the Financial Times (Jun 2014)
4 - fDi Intelligence from the Financial Times (Jun 2014)

Indicators for Utility Costs

Data Point Value Units Year
Electricity cost 286.6 US dollar per Megawatt per hours 2015
Water cost - The cost for water for industrial use per cubic meter 0.99 US$/m3 2014
Telecom cost - The cost charged by a leading telecom operator for a 1 minute call to USA 0.01 USD per minute 2013

1 - Climatescope (Jun 2015)
2 - Corporacion del acueducto y Acantarillado de Santo Domingo (Nov 2015)
3 - International Telecommunication Union - ITU (Jun 2013)

Indicators for Property Costs

Data Point Value Units Year
Industrial space (Property) 96.8 USD per year/m2 2014
Office space (Property) 183 USD 2014
Grade A office building costs 141 USD/sq.ft. 2014
Industrial space building costs 111 USD/sq.ft. 2014

1 - Cushman and Wakefield (Apr 2015)
2 - Cushman and Wakefield (Apr 2015)
3 - RLB - Rider Levett Bucknall (Caribbean Report) (Oct 2015)
4 - RLB - Rider Levett Bucknall (Caribbean Report) (Oct 2014)

Indicators for Taxes

Data Point Value Units Year
Top personal tax rate (%) 25 Percentage 2015

1 - The Heritage Foundation (Jan 2015)

Indicators for Exports

Data Point Value Units Year
Computer, communications and other services (% of commercial service exports) 38.2 Percentage 2014
Insurance and financial services (% of commercial service exports) 0.5 Percentage 2014

1 - World Development Indicators (Dec 2015)
2 - World Development Indicators (Dec 2015)
3 - World Development Indicators (Dec 2015)

Transport services (% of commercial service exports) 7.8 Percentage 2014

Indicators for Size of Industry

Data Point Value Units Year
Number of companies in software & IT services 66 Number of companies 2016
Number of companies in business services 371 Number of companies 2016
Number of companies in communications 28 Number of companies 2016
Number of companies in financial services 198 Number of companies 2016
Number of BPO FDI projects (2006-15) 18 FDI projects 2006-2015
Number of BPO FDI jobs (2006-15) 11992 Jobs 2006-2015

1 - fDi Intelligence from the Financial Times (Jan 2016)
2 - fDi Intelligence from the Financial Times (Jan 2016)
3 - fDi Intelligence from the Financial Times (Jan 2016)
4 - fDi Intelligence from the Financial Times (Jan 2016)
5 - fDi Markets (Jan 2015)
6 - fDi Markets (Jan 2015)

Indicators for ICT Infrastructure

Data Point Value Units Year
International internet bandwidth 14210 Bits per Internet user 2014
Internet bandwidth 32.3 kb/s per user 2015
Internet download speed (kb/s) 5960.4 Kilobits per second 2014
Internet upload speed (kb/s) 2707.2 Kilobits per second 2014
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people) 102.9 Subscriptions per 100 people 2014
Percentage of the population covered by mobile-cellular network 95 Percentage 2015
Percentage of households with personal computer 30.5 Percentage 2015
Secure internet servers 57 Servers per 1 million people 2014

1 - World Development Indicators: The Little Data Book on Information and Communication Technology (Nov 2015)
2 - Global Information Technology Report, World Economic Forum (Apr 2015)
3 - fDi Intelligence from the Financial Times based on Ookla Net Index (Jun 2014)
4 - fDi Intelligence from the Financial Times based on Ookla Net Index (Jun 2014)
5 - World Development Indicators (Nov 2015)
6 - World Development Indicators (Nov 2015)
7 - Global Information Technology Report, World Economic Forum (Apr 2015)
8 - Global Information Technology Report, World Economic Forum (Apr 2015)
9 - World Development Indicators (Nov 2015)

Percentage of individuals using the internet 40.5 Subscriptions per 100 people 2014
GDP (purchasing power parity):
$2.216 billion (2013 est.)
$2.211 billion (2012 est.)
$2.23 billion (2011 est.)
note: data are in 2013 US dollars
Population growth rate:
0.35% (2014 est.)
GDP - real growth rate:
0.2% (2013 est.)
-0.9% (2012 est.)
1.8% (2011 est.)
GDP - per capita (PPP):
$13,100 (2013 est.)
$13,200 (2012 est.)
$13,400 (2011 est.)
note: data are in 2013 US dollars
Diplomatic representation from the US:
The US does not have an embassy in Saint Lucia; the US Ambassador to Barbados is accredited to Saint Lucia
Age structure:
0-14 years: 21.2% (male 17,814/female 16,809)
15-24 years: 16.6% (male 13,701/female 13,368)
25-54 years: 42.9% (male 33,695/female 36,445)
55-64 years: 8.8% (male 6,657/female 7,717)
65 years and over: 10.2% (male 7,760/female 9,396) (2014 est.)
Geographic coordinates:
13 53 N, 60 58 W
GDP - composition, by sector of origin:
agriculture: 3.1%
industry: 17.4%
services: 79.5% (2013 est.)
Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 0.93 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.95 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.83 male(s)/female
total population: 0.95 male(s)/female (2014 est.)
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$2.216 billion (2013 est.)
$2.211 billion (2012 est.)
$2.23 billion (2011 est.)
note: data are in 2013 US dollars
Population growth rate:
0.35% (2014 est.)
GDP - real growth rate:
0.2% (2013 est.)
-0.9% (2012 est.)
1.8% (2011 est.)