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Indicators for Labour Costs

Data Point Value Units Year
Labour costs (minimum wage USD per month) 330 US dollar per month 2015
Social security contributions (employer) % 16.8 Percentage 2014
Engineer, annual labour cost 25419 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 based on Towers Watson Global Remuneration Planning Report 2014/15 and national statistics (Jun 2014)

Indicators for Utility Costs

Data Point Value Units Year
Electricity cost 186 US dollar per Megawatt per hours 2015
Water cost - The cost for water for industrial use per cubic meter 0.2 US$/m3 2014
Telecom cost - The cost charged by a leading telecom operator for a 1 minute call to USA 0.03 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) 122.6 USD per year/m2 2015
Office space (Property) 224.5 USD 2015
Grade A office building costs 121 USD/sq.ft. 2014
Industrial space building costs 73 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 Natural Resources

Data Point Value Units Year
Average annual air temperature 24.4 Celsius 2016
Average daily solar irradiation 5 Kilowatt per square metre 2016
Average hours of sunshine per day 7.8 Hours 2016
Average wind speed 5.6 Metre per second 2016

1 - Renewable Energy System Design Tool: Solar power calculator (Jan 2016)
2 - Renewable Energy System Design Tool: Solar power calculator (Jan 2016)
3 - World Climate Guide (Jan 2016)
4 - Renewable Energy System Design Tool: Solar power calculator (Jan 2016)

Indicators for Track Record

Data Point Value Units Year
Environmental Performance Index 75.3 Index 2016

1 - Yale University (Jan 2016)

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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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.)