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Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and Jamaica 

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Consumer Prices in Jamaica are 11.77% lower than in United States
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Jamaica are 24.11% lower than in United States
Rent Prices in Jamaica are 51.45% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in Jamaica are 29.35% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in Jamaica are 21.12% lower than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in Jamaica is 56.77% lower than in United States

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  United States  Jamaica      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $     5.93 $      -40.69 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 $     36.50 $      -18.90 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.25 $     5.70 $      -8.76 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.50 $     2.00 $      -42.89 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $     2.87 $      -42.65 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.64 $     2.64 $      -27.60 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.58 $     1.02 $      -35.61 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.27 $     0.74 $      -41.51 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.99 $     2.01 $      +102.32 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.39 $     2.34 $      -1.83 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.90 $     1.46 $      -49.55 %
Eggs (12) 2.25 $     2.33 $      +3.39 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 9.47 $     6.08 $      -35.84 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.63 $     7.73 $      +1.32 %
Apples (1kg) 3.70 $     2.36 $      -36.39 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.58 $     1.87 $      -47.68 %
Tomato (1kg) 3.72 $     1.96 $      -47.34 %
Potato (1kg) 2.35 $     1.70 $      -27.75 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.57 $     1.17 $      -25.24 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.76 $     1.36 $      -22.77 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $     7.76 $      -35.37 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.29 $     2.35 $      +2.78 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.28 $     4.18 $      +27.62 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.00 $     4.56 $      -23.97 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $     0.91 $      -54.38 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 66.00 $     47.45 $      -28.11 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $     2.01 $      -33.09 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.55 $     1.23 $      -20.71 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.20 $     7.12 $      -74.76 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.96 $     1.16 $      +20.07 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,000.00 $     31,934.34 $      +59.67 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 161.85 $     115.90 $      -28.40 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.15 $     0.33 $      +123.23 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 46.18 $     28.59 $      -38.08 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.52 $     65.01 $      +64.50 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.45 $     22.81 $      +23.65 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 $     9.12 $      -8.76 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 40.77 $     57.63 $      +41.33 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 36.50 $     40.22 $      +10.19 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 76.31 $     62.14 $      -18.57 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 83.42 $     76.90 $      -7.81 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 993.57 $     387.77 $      -60.97 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 750.17 $     246.67 $      -67.12 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,700.09 $     1,027.55 $      -39.56 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,282.20 $     631.08 $      -50.78 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,909.27 $     1,240.88 $      -35.01 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,230.64 $     428.18 $      -65.21 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,271.75 $     1,073.47 $      -67.19 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.20     13.24      +215.00 %
 
Last updateApril, 2014April, 2014
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