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Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and Jamaica Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Jamaica are 19.90% lower than in United States
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Jamaica are 31.08% lower than in United States
Rent Prices in Jamaica are 55.66% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in Jamaica are 33.00% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in Jamaica are 27.07% lower than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in Jamaica is 65.87% lower than in United States

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  United States  Jamaica      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $     5.34 $      -46.60 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 $     35.60 $      -20.88 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.50 $     5.79 $      -10.99 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.50 $     2.00 $      -42.81 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $     2.63 $      -47.49 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.68 $     2.53 $      -31.19 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.62 $     1.02 $      -37.28 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.29 $     0.72 $      -44.61 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.01 $     2.15 $      +112.60 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.43 $     2.26 $      -6.83 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 3.05 $     1.55 $      -49.15 %
Eggs (12) 2.32 $     2.37 $      +2.36 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 9.53 $     5.90 $      -38.05 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.80 $     6.19 $      -20.74 %
Apples (1kg) 3.83 $     2.29 $      -40.10 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.76 $     1.89 $      -49.67 %
Tomato (1kg) 3.85 $     2.01 $      -47.76 %
Potato (1kg) 2.41 $     1.69 $      -29.85 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.57 $     1.03 $      -34.56 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.77 $     1.33 $      -24.81 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $     8.90 $      -25.83 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.31 $     2.19 $      -5.42 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.31 $     3.49 $      +5.37 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.00 $     4.45 $      -25.83 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $     0.89 $      -55.50 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 69.50 $     40.94 $      -41.09 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $     1.69 $      -43.63 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.55 $     1.20 $      -22.65 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $     5.70 $      -81.01 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.96 $     1.17 $      +21.88 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,000.00 $     29,817.56 $      +41.99 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 160.35 $     105.11 $      -34.45 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.16 $     0.22 $      +42.12 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 47.04 $     29.74 $      -36.78 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.48 $     51.62 $      +30.76 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.96 $     22.25 $      +23.88 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 $     8.90 $      -10.99 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 41.18 $     50.94 $      +23.69 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.96 $     38.24 $      +6.34 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 77.21 $     57.95 $      -24.95 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 84.58 $     73.15 $      -13.51 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,028.77 $     326.36 $      -68.28 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 772.73 $     221.38 $      -71.35 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,736.26 $     1,040.19 $      -40.09 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,306.17 $     561.82 $      -56.99 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,897.93 $     471.21 $      -75.17 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,255.03 $     628.26 $      -49.94 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,301.30 $     776.42 $      -76.48 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.21     12.19      +189.51 %
 
Last updateOctober, 2014October, 2014
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