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Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and Jamaica Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Jamaica are 18.12% lower than in United States
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Jamaica are 30.71% lower than in United States
Rent Prices in Jamaica are 59.16% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in Jamaica are 35.03% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in Jamaica are 25.92% lower than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in Jamaica is 59.91% lower than in United States

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  United States  Jamaica      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $     5.23 $      -47.74 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 $     34.84 $      -22.58 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.50 $     5.49 $      -15.55 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.50 $     2.18 $      -37.79 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $     2.26 $      -54.71 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.71 $     2.39 $      -35.66 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.64 $     1.00 $      -39.20 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.30 $     0.72 $      -44.47 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.01 $     2.17 $      +113.95 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.46 $     2.44 $      -0.76 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 3.10 $     1.46 $      -53.10 %
Eggs (12) 2.37 $     2.41 $      +1.51 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 9.54 $     6.79 $      -28.81 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 8.03 $     6.39 $      -20.50 %
Apples (1kg) 3.84 $     2.26 $      -41.29 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.82 $     1.83 $      -51.93 %
Tomato (1kg) 3.91 $     1.90 $      -51.45 %
Potato (1kg) 2.47 $     1.64 $      -33.79 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.60 $     0.96 $      -39.96 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.79 $     1.26 $      -29.42 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $     10.45 $      -12.90 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.72 $     2.24 $      +30.02 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.19 $     3.92 $      +79.04 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.00 $     4.57 $      -23.79 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $     1.05 $      -47.74 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 64.00 $     59.66 $      -6.78 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $     1.92 $      -36.13 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.55 $     1.47 $      -5.69 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $     5.57 $      -81.42 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.81 $     1.10 $      +34.76 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,000.00 $     27,001.16 $      +28.58 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 157.46 $     101.68 $      -35.42 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.15 $     0.10 $      -34.19 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 46.88 $     27.65 $      -41.03 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 38.04 $     52.26 $      +37.37 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.34 $     43.55 $      +137.47 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 $     8.71 $      -12.90 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 40.75 $     48.34 $      +18.64 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.76 $     35.89 $      +0.37 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes 77.44 $     59.75 $      -22.84 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 84.71 $     69.57 $      -17.87 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 952.61 $     341.93 $      -64.11 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 754.80 $     220.13 $      -70.84 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,654.09 $     779.95 $      -52.85 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,263.04 $     546.65 $      -56.72 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,948.73 $     652.45 $      -66.52 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,290.45 $     441.90 $      -65.76 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 2,624.26 $     728.96 $      -72.22 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.21     11.21      +166.26 %
 
Last updateMarch, 2015March, 2015
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Currency: USD