Saint Barthelemy

Saint Barthelemy Economy Stats


The economy of Saint Barthelemy is based upon high-end tourism and duty-free luxury commerce, serving visitors primarily from North America. The luxury hotels and villas host 70,000 visitors each year with another 130,000 arriving by boat. The relative isolation and high cost of living inhibits mass tourism. The construction and public sectors also enjoy significant investment in support of tourism. With limited fresh water resources, all food must be imported, as must all energy resources and most manufactured goods. Employment is strong and attracts labor from Brazil and Portugal.


  • Exchange rates: The official value of a country's monetary unit at a given date or over a given period of time, as expressed in units of local currency per US dollar and as determined by international market forces or official fiat.
Exchange rates euros (EUR) per US dollar -
0.78 (2012 est.)
0.72 (2011 est.)
0.76 (2010 est.)
0.72 (2009 est.)
0.68 (2008 est.)

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011


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