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Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and Jamaica Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Jamaica are 19.84% lower than in United States
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Jamaica are 31.04% lower than in United States
Rent Prices in Jamaica are 55.66% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in Jamaica are 32.98% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in Jamaica are 27.01% lower than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in Jamaica is 65.99% lower than in United States

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  United States  Jamaica      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $     5.34 $      -46.62 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 $     35.59 $      -20.92 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.50 $     5.78 $      -11.03 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.50 $     2.00 $      -42.86 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $     2.62 $      -47.51 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.68 $     2.53 $      -31.23 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.62 $     1.01 $      -37.28 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.29 $     0.72 $      -44.63 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.01 $     2.15 $      +112.52 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.43 $     2.26 $      -6.93 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 3.04 $     1.55 $      -49.10 %
Eggs (12) 2.32 $     2.37 $      +2.28 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 9.52 $     5.90 $      -38.07 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.81 $     6.18 $      -20.85 %
Apples (1kg) 3.82 $     2.29 $      -40.05 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.76 $     1.89 $      -49.75 %
Tomato (1kg) 3.84 $     2.01 $      -47.70 %
Potato (1kg) 2.40 $     1.69 $      -29.76 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.57 $     1.03 $      -34.50 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.77 $     1.33 $      -24.75 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $     8.90 $      -25.86 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.31 $     2.18 $      -5.31 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.31 $     3.48 $      +5.40 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.00 $     4.45 $      -25.77 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $     0.89 $      -55.52 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 69.00 $     40.93 $      -40.69 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $     1.69 $      -43.65 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.55 $     1.20 $      -22.68 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $     5.69 $      -81.02 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.96 $     1.17 $      +21.85 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,000.00 $     29,804.27 $      +41.93 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 160.39 $     105.06 $      -34.50 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.16 $     0.22 $      +41.47 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 47.08 $     29.73 $      -36.86 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.50 $     51.60 $      +30.63 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.83 $     22.24 $      +24.76 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 $     8.90 $      -11.03 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 41.15 $     50.91 $      +23.74 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.97 $     38.23 $      +6.30 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 77.23 $     57.92 $      -25.01 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 84.68 $     73.11 $      -13.65 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,028.07 $     326.22 $      -68.27 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 773.24 $     221.25 $      -71.39 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,737.26 $     1,039.64 $      -40.16 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,307.67 $     561.52 $      -57.06 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,896.73 $     471.00 $      -75.17 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,254.10 $     629.06 $      -49.84 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,301.41 $     774.31 $      -76.55 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.21     12.19      +189.80 %
 
Last updateOctober, 2014October, 2014
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