Caribbean Countries Comparison
The guide below indicates the differences between various Caribbean countries
Key: Our scale is organised with 5 stars being the best and lower scores indicating a lower standard, or increased difficulty.
The list below is being updated and we welcome your input, as values change due to economic, meteorological, social and legal parameters.
|Comparison||Nevis||St. Kitts||BVI||Grenada||Dominica||St. Lucia||Antigua||Dom Rep.||Caymans|
CRIME + PETTY
|COST OF LIVING|
RECREATION (ex. water
FOOD AND DOMESTIC
+ FRESH LOCAL
+ GOODS AND
Last Updated: July 2008
Caribbean Country Comparison Criteria
The following areas are included in the Caribbean Country Comparison :- Medical Facilities; Crime (both Petty and Major); Difficulty and Cost in Buying Property; Accessibility; Telecommunications; Investment Value; Infrastructure; Education; General Friendliness; Employing Staff, Cost of Living; Avalability of Domestic Goods and Foods.
|MEDICAL FACILITIES: Level of healthcare available on the island and nearby islands, including private and public health clinics, hospitals and medical schools. Accessibility to Air Ambulance.|
CRIME + PETTY/MAJOR: Police Force training and composition, crime statistics.
|BUYING PROPERTY: Levels of bureaucracy. time delays, history of number of annual Land Holders Licences granted, declared Government Policy, local interest. |
|LAND/SEA ACCESSIBILITY: Type of airport/seaport, number, size and type of flights/ferries coming in daily. Variety of international departures and arrivals.|
|TELECOMUNICATIONS: Level of competition, efficiency, cost and range of services including, internet, cell phone and cell phone roaming, cell phone texting, broadband, land lines and satellite connectivity. |
|INVESTMENT VALUE: Local laws covering sale by non-national, long or short term rental opportunities, present value, future value, environmental strategies, economic and political stability. Review of comparison table.|
|INFRASTRUCTURE: Roads, water, electricity, emergency services, sewage and refuse disposal, ports and airports.|
|EDUCATION: Effectiveness of primary and secondary level education, number of tertiary, trade and adult education.|
|GENERAL WELCOME: Entry point professionalism and courtesy by government officials, general courtesy from shops and local people. |
EMPLOYING STAFF: Availability for employment of local people, ease of obtaining work permits for non-nationals and range and quality of local skilled persons available.
|COST OF LIVING (housing/food/local transport/communications): Cost of long term rentals, housing and land, general foodstuffs and goods, local transport and international travel, telecommunications.|
|CULTURAL/SPORT RECREATION (ex. water sports): Water sports are excluded as all islands have yachting, diving, fishing and snorkelling as the main recreation. Theatre and arts, golf courses, intellectual groups and organisations, horse riding, hiking, caving, all indoor sports, and many others. |
FOOD AND DOMESTIC GOODS + FRESH LOCAL FOOD/GOODS AND SERVICES: Access to domestically grown local foods and fresh produce markets. Goods and general non-specialist services through shops, malls and commercial centres.
Please note that the information on this page is subject to constant change and revision and may not be fully up to date. Users are advised to verify any information that could effect their decision on buying a property, visiting this country or any other matter of importance.
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