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Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and Jamaica Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Jamaica are 17.25% lower than in United States
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Jamaica are 29.64% lower than in United States
Rent Prices in Jamaica are 57.67% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in Jamaica are 35.95% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in Jamaica are 28.54% lower than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in Jamaica is 65.40% lower than in United States

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  United States  Jamaica      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $     5.20 $      -48.05 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 $     34.64 $      -23.03 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.50 $     5.20 $      -20.07 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.50 $     2.00 $      -42.78 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $     2.51 $      -49.78 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.69 $     2.31 $      -37.42 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.63 $     0.96 $      -40.78 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.29 $     0.68 $      -47.31 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.01 $     2.16 $      +113.66 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.44 $     2.32 $      -5.08 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 3.08 $     1.51 $      -51.01 %
Eggs (12) 2.35 $     2.36 $      +0.46 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 9.60 $     6.39 $      -33.46 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 8.02 $     6.13 $      -23.57 %
Apples (1kg) 3.84 $     2.25 $      -41.45 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.82 $     1.79 $      -53.22 %
Tomato (1kg) 3.89 $     1.84 $      -52.65 %
Potato (1kg) 2.46 $     1.63 $      -33.79 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.60 $     0.96 $      -39.95 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.79 $     1.30 $      -27.28 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $     9.53 $      -20.62 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.33 $     2.13 $      -8.79 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.36 $     3.54 $      +5.35 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.00 $     4.55 $      -24.23 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $     1.04 $      -48.05 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 64.00 $     45.03 $      -29.64 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $     1.82 $      -39.39 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.55 $     2.60 $      +67.23 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $     4.33 $      -85.57 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.93 $     1.17 $      +25.78 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,000.00 $     27,709.23 $      +31.95 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 157.85 $     103.61 $      -34.36 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.15 $     0.18 $      +19.82 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 46.95 $     27.62 $      -41.18 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 38.57 $     60.61 $      +57.14 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.21 $     43.30 $      +137.72 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 $     8.66 $      -13.41 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 40.75 $     49.63 $      +21.81 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.68 $     34.87 $      -2.28 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 77.56 $     57.34 $      -26.07 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 84.76 $     69.21 $      -18.35 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 952.41 $     322.75 $      -66.11 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 748.98 $     221.99 $      -70.36 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,652.00 $     878.90 $      -46.80 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,259.21 $     531.36 $      -57.80 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,925.02 $     1,010.20 $      -47.52 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,286.72 $     580.87 $      -54.86 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 2,990.83 $     728.14 $      -75.65 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.23     11.66      +175.95 %
 
Last updateJanuary, 2015January, 2015
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Currency: USD