The Bahamas is one of the richest countries in the Americas (following the United States and Canada in terms of GDP per capita). The country boasts 700 beautiful islands, with the closest (Bimini) just 50 miles away to the United States, and a very competitive tax regime. The Bahamas is a Commonwealth country and so English speaking, but operates in a multi-currency environment with multilingual staff and institutions offering access to Spanish, Portuguese, and French. Not to forget, there has never been a frost or freeze reported in The Bahamas, and the difference between the warmest month and coolest month is just 8 °C.