Facts and Figures of the Cayman Islands

Find interesting economic and statistical facts about the Cayman Islands.

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Last updated 21 December, 2023


Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman


  • Capital: George Town, in southwest Grand Cayman
  • Grand Cayman – Western Caribbean, about 150 miles south of Cuba, 480 miles southwest of Miami, 180 miles northwest of Jamaica
  • Cayman Brac – 89 miles northeast of Grand Cayman
  • Little Cayman – 5 miles west of Cayman Brac


  • Total Area: 101sq miles
  • Grand Cayman – area: 76sq miles; length: 22 miles; average width: 4 miles; highest point: about 60ft above sea level
  • Cayman Brac – area: 15sq miles; length: 12 miles; average width: 1.5 miles; highest point: The Bluff – 140ft above sea level
  • Little Cayman – area: 10sq miles; length: 10 miles; average width: just over 1 mile; highest point: 40ft above sea level
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40,957 in George Town
16,943 in West Bay
16,957 in Bodden Town
2,274 in East End
2110 in North Side
2,304 in the Sister Islands.

Total: 81,546 (Estimated in December 2022)

National Income (2022):

  • GDP per capita: $72,612
  • Real GDP: CI$5,704 million

Other Statistics (2022)

  • Unemployment Rate: 3.7%*
  • Total Work Permits: 34,028
  • Imports: CI$338.86 million
  • Bank & Trust Licences: 270
  • Mutual Fund Registrations: 625
  • New Company Registrations: 11,798
  • Visitor Air Arrivals: 284,274
  • Cruise Ship Arrivals: 743,394

Main Industries

Financial Services, Construction, Healthcare and Tourism

Political Status

Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom (i.e. British dependency)


Over 125 different nationalities are represented in Cayman including Caymanian, Jamaican, British, American, Canadian, Filipino and South American. There are also a lot of Australians and Kiwis, South Africans and French.


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