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Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and Jamaica Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Jamaica are 15.43% lower than in United States
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Jamaica are 27.67% lower than in United States
Rent Prices in Jamaica are 54.62% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in Jamaica are 33.92% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in Jamaica are 26.32% lower than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in Jamaica is 64.21% lower than in United States

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  United States  Jamaica      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $     5.30 $      -46.97 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 $     35.35 $      -21.44 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.50 $     5.30 $      -18.42 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.50 $     2.00 $      -42.86 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $     2.61 $      -47.86 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.69 $     2.55 $      -30.90 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.63 $     1.00 $      -38.77 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.30 $     0.70 $      -46.41 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.01 $     2.19 $      +116.67 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.43 $     2.32 $      -4.61 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 3.07 $     1.53 $      -50.21 %
Eggs (12) 2.33 $     2.41 $      +3.73 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 9.56 $     6.52 $      -31.81 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.85 $     6.23 $      -20.59 %
Apples (1kg) 3.83 $     2.28 $      -40.41 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.78 $     1.82 $      -51.92 %
Tomato (1kg) 3.84 $     1.87 $      -51.22 %
Potato (1kg) 2.42 $     1.66 $      -31.54 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.59 $     0.98 $      -38.60 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.77 $     1.32 $      -25.38 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $     9.72 $      -18.99 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.31 $     2.17 $      -6.00 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.31 $     3.61 $      +9.06 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.00 $     4.64 $      -22.67 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $     1.06 $      -46.97 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 70.00 $     45.96 $      -34.35 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $     1.86 $      -38.14 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.55 $     2.65 $      +70.68 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 29.90 $     4.42 $      -85.22 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.95 $     1.17 $      +22.93 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,860.00 $     29,606.72 $      +41.93 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 158.98 $     102.95 $      -35.24 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.16 $     0.19 $      +18.84 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 47.02 $     28.52 $      -39.35 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.53 $     61.86 $      +56.52 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.84 $     44.19 $      +147.68 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 $     8.84 $      -11.62 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 40.99 $     50.85 $      +24.07 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.85 $     36.91 $      +2.96 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 77.47 $     58.19 $      -24.88 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 84.91 $     70.50 $      -16.98 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,025.67 $     340.26 $      -66.83 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 772.91 $     231.55 $      -70.04 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,738.91 $     1,056.65 $      -39.23 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,305.75 $     569.55 $      -56.38 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,911.89 $     662.02 $      -65.37 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,259.44 $     623.28 $      -50.51 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,308.49 $     856.46 $      -74.11 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.21     11.66      +177.19 %
 
Last updateNovember, 2014November, 2014
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