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Information about Jersey

Jersey and the other Channel Islands represent the last remnants of the medieval Dukedom of Normandy that held sway in both France and England. These islands were the only British soil occupied by German troops in World War II. Jersey is a British crown dependency but is not part of the UK or of the European Union. However, the UK Government is constitutionally responsible for its defense and international representation.

Jersey's economy

Jersey's economy is based on international financial services, agriculture, and tourism. In 2010 the financial services sector accounted for about 50% of the island's output. Potatoes, cauliflower, tomatoes, and especially flowers are important export crops, shipped mostly to the UK. The Jersey breed of dairy cattle is known worldwide and represents an important export income earner. Milk products go to the UK and other EU countries. Tourism accounts for one-quarter of GDP. In recent years, the government has encouraged light industry to locate in Jersey with the result that an electronics industry has developed, displacing more traditional industries. All raw material and energy requirements are imported as well as a large share of Jersey's food needs. Light taxes and death duties make the island a popular tax haven. In January 2013, Jersey signed a tax agreement with Guernsey and the Isle of Man, in order to enable the islands' authorities to end tax avoidance and evasion. Living standards come close to those of the UK.

Issues in Jersey


Prices in Jersey (1 GBP = 1.26 USD)
Meal in inexpensive restaurant22.16 GBP
3-course meal in restaurant (for 2)58.2 GBP
McDonalds meal6.13 GBP
Local beer (0.5 draft)3.94 GBP
Foreign beer (0.33 bottle) 3.89 GBP
Cappuccino2.26 GBP
Pepsi/Coke (0.33 bottle)1.56 GBP
Water (0.33 bottle)1.15 GBP
Milk (1l)1.1 GBP
Fresh bread (500g)1.85 GBP
White Rice (1kg)1.95 GBP
Eggs (12) 3.41 GBP
Local Cheese (1kg) 6.5 GBP
Chicken Breast (1kg) 5.04 GBP
Apples (1kg) 2.2 GBP
Oranges (1kg) 3.22 GBP
Tomato (1kg) 2.2 GBP
Potato (1kg) 1.38 GBP
Lettuce (1 head) 1.66 GBP
Water (1.5l)1.06 GBP
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.28 GBP
Domestic Beer (0.5 bottle)2.2 GBP
Foreign beer (0.33 bottle) 1.55 GBP
Cigarettes8.3 GBP
One way local bus ticket1.7 GBP
Monthly pass for bus46.37 GBP
Taxi start2.55 GBP
Taxi 1km4.66 GBP
Taxi 1hour waiting22.9 GBP
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.29 GBP
Utilities for a "normal" apartment221.69 GBP
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 11.09 GBP
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 963.66 GBP
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 857.93 GBP

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