Here’s why travel site Kayak rated Cayman 1/100 for social life
Yesterday, February 7, Loop Cayman reported that travel site, Cayman’s Global Concierge Program ranked 104th globally in which 111 countries were compared for their remote work programs. The ranking was compiled by the travel site Kayak.com.
Unfortunately, Kayak gave Cayman a total score of 24 out of a maximum of 100 points, a figure that was drastically reduced by its high cost of living and a shockingly low score of 1 out of 100 for social life.
As one of the world’s top culinary destinations and arguably the best selection of food in the Caribbean, with a diverse and thriving community, with residents from Canada to the United States, Jamaica to Barbados, n South Africa to India and Ireland to the UK, a colorful and active sports culture and with seasonal celebrations such as Batabano, Pirates Week and Cayman Cookout, it’s hard to understand how the social scene of Cayman could rank so low.
According to Kayak, the social life category was measured in three aspects:
1) English Proficiency Index Score
The EF English Proficiency Index (EF EPI) score is based on test data from over 2,200,000 test takers worldwide who have taken the EF Standard English Test (EF SET) or one of the placement tests EF English course in 2019. Learn more about EF PPE here. For countries where an EF EPI score is not available but English is an official language, the highest EF EPI score of 652 was applied.
Conclusion: Cayman does not do this test. Therefore, this score is culturally biased.
2) Go out
Based on the average number of bars and clubs in five major cities (per 100,000 inhabitants).
Cayman scored 5 for bars and clubs per 100,000 population.
Bottom Line: This statistic is culturally biased, as Cayman Islanders tend to dine out more than frequent bars and clubs. Additionally, given that the Cayman Islands has a population of just over 70,000, there isn’t as much demand for bars and clubs, especially given the country’s strong Christian foundation.
Average number of theatres, museums and galleries in five major cities (per 100,000 inhabitants). Cayman received a score of 1.
Conclusion: With such a small population, Cayman has just the right number of theaters, museums and galleries for 70,000 people.
For English proficiency, Cayman received a 652. for Getting out, Cayman received a 5, while for Culture, the islands received a score of 1.
Among the Kayak rankings, no Caribbean country received a ranking higher than 3 out of 100. The highest score of 3 was awarded to Aruba. The country received 24 on the exits measure.
Jamaica ranked fifth among the Caribbean islands and in social life the country received a score of 2. For English proficiency, Jamaica scored 652, for Culture 2 and for Going out, surprisingly, he received a 13.
Barbados and Aruba scored 55 out of 100 overall and Jamaica 53. Dominica took first place among the Caribbean islands with 67, earning a high health and safety score of 65. However, on social life, like its regional neighbours, Dominica received a low score, gaining only one point in the social life category.