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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 63.44
Rent Index: 16.54
Groceries Index: 57.04
Restaurants Index: 42.92
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 40.17
Local Purchasing Power: 63.45

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 500.00 J$
450.00
800.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 5,000.00 J$
4,000.00
6,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 615.12 J$
600.00
750.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 250.00 J$
234.74
350.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 400.00 J$
270.00
450.00
Cappuccino (regular) 271.04 J$
130.00
350.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 112.22 J$
85.00
150.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 80.82 J$
60.00
117.37
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 948.88 J$
851.72
1,040.99
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 247.21 J$
244.94
254.01
Rice (white), (1 lb) 112.32 J$
72.57
136.08
Eggs (12) 286.00 J$
250.00
300.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 378.26 J$
204.12
680.39
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 406.18 J$
362.87
453.59
Apples (1 lb) 134.57 J$
108.86
181.44
Oranges (1 lb) 77.11 J$
45.36
113.40
Tomato (1 lb) 96.44 J$
81.65
113.40
Potato (1 lb) 88.18 J$
50.80
113.40
Lettuce (1 head) 114.00 J$
80.00
150.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 150.00 J$
120.00
200.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,300.00 J$
1,000.00
1,900.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 242.00 J$
150.00
400.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 500.00 J$
400.00
600.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 575.00 J$
550.00
600.00
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 120.00 J$
100.00
120.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 9,600.00 J$
4,500.00
10,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 325.00 J$
300.00
350.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 563.27 J$
563.27
724.21
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 500.00 J$
300.00
500.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 510.95 J$
492.10
529.96
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,700,000.00 J$
2,500,000.00
2,900,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 13,400.00 J$
10,000.00
20,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 10.25 J$
8.00
12.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 2,802.00 J$
2,500.00
3,140.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 7,666.67 J$
5,000.00
10,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 6,500.00 J$
3,000.00
10,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,025.00 J$
1,000.00
1,050.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 5,966.88 J$
5,868.50
6,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 3,983.85 J$
3,000.00
4,500.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 7,146.10 J$
7,000.00
7,500.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 8,730.33 J$
5,000.00
11,737.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 45,614.17 J$
25,000.00
60,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 32,500.00 J$
20,000.00
60,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 130,000.00 J$
90,000.00
160,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 70,359.83 J$
50,000.00
82,159.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 17,741.52 J$
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 8,241.21 J$
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 98,333.33 J$
60,000.00
155,000.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 10.67
8.00
15.00

These data are based on 366 entries in the past 18 months from 51 different contributors.

Last update: August, 2015

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4 Comments so far

#Yolanda Hannibal on Apr 18, 2015 :
I am looking into opening a beauty shop that sales human hair etc. And I was trying see what is the monthly cost
#Perry on Feb 16, 2015 :
The prices are very realistic maybe just need to top them up with current inflation rate
#Dip on Mar 04, 2013 :
2 bedroom apt in KGn 6 5 area costs 1500 usd. Supermarket trip costs per week 80 usd for 2 persons. Car are super expensive ... A car in Jamaica cost double than us price. Bigger engines be ready to shell out 3 times us price. Telephone call tax is crazy 20 pct . Gct is 17 pct
#Dwayne Nesbeth on Aug 04, 2011 :
The prices of rent are well understated. They appear to be only about 25% of the true cost. A one bedroom apartment (Kinston 5, 6 and 7 addresses) rents for about JA$80,000, the conversion rate is JA$86 to US$1

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