Barbados’ tourism, financial services, and construction industries have been hard hit since the onset of the global economic crisis in 2008. Barbados’ public debt-to-GDP ratio rose from 56% in 2008 to 101% in 2015. Growth prospects are limited because of a weak tourism outlook and planned austerity measures.
A brief commentary on the labor market in Barbados
Average prices of more than 40 products and services in Barbados. Prices of restaurants, food, transportation, utilities and housing are included.
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Barbados weather is generally warm and sunny all year round with an average daytime high of 30°C / 86°F. In fact, Barbados has over 3,000 hours of sunshine each year!
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The education system in Barbados is modelled after the British system, producing one of the highest standards of education in the English speaking Caribbean.
Barbadian schools are all English speaking and so children of expats have no problems with the language. Primary education begins at age 5 and secondary is from 11 to 16 years of age. Education is administered by the Ministry of Education and is free in Government schools.