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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

1 - World Bank Doing Business (Oct 2015)
2 - EY Worldwide Personal Tax Guide 2014/15 (Sep 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 Exports

Data Point Value Units Year
Travel services (% of commercial service exports) 81.8 Percentage 2013

1 - World Development Indicators (Dec 2015)

Indicators for Track Record

Data Point Value Units Year
Number of companies in hotels 977 Number of companies 2016
Number of companies in leisure and entertainment 4244 Number of companies 2016

1 - fDi Intelligence from the Financial Times (Jan 2016)
2 - fDi Intelligence from the Financial Times (Jan 2016)

Indicators for Attractiveness

Data Point Value Units Year
International tourism, number of arrivals per capita 0.46 Arrivals 2013
Expenditure per visitor 1080 US dollar 2013

1 - fDi Intelligence from the Financial Times based on World Development Indicators (Dec 2015)
2 - The Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report, World Economic Forum (Jun 2015)
3 - Yale University (Jan 2016)

World Happiness Rank 98 Index 2015
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.)