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Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and Jamaica Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Jamaica are 23.90% lower than in United States
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Jamaica are 36.28% lower than in United States
Rent Prices in Jamaica are 63.66% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in Jamaica are 35.26% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in Jamaica are 29.54% lower than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in Jamaica is 61.56% lower than in United States

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  United States  Jamaica      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 11.00 $
(1,291.51 J$)
    5.11 $
(600.00 J$)
     -53.54 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 50.00 $
(5,870.50 J$)
    41.76 $
(4,903.23 J$)
     -16.48 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.75 $
(792.52 J$)
    5.35 $
(627.62 J$)
     -20.81 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.50 $
(410.93 J$)
    2.13 $
(250.00 J$)
     -39.16 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $
(587.05 J$)
    2.38 $
(280.00 J$)
     -52.30 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.74 $
(439.26 J$)
    2.42 $
(283.99 J$)
     -35.35 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.65 $
(193.61 J$)
    0.97 $
(113.42 J$)
     -41.42 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.34 $
(157.15 J$)
    0.71 $
(83.41 J$)
     -46.92 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.76 $
(440.88 J$)
    7.94 $
(931.98 J$)
     +111.39 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.27 $
(266.01 J$)
    2.12 $
(249.28 J$)
     -6.29 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.50 $
(175.64 J$)
    0.65 $
(76.00 J$)
     -56.73 %
Eggs (12) 2.49 $
(292.19 J$)
    2.50 $
(293.57 J$)
     +0.47 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.50 $
(527.81 J$)
    3.06 $
(359.40 J$)
     -31.91 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.83 $
(449.84 J$)
    2.83 $
(331.90 J$)
     -26.22 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.85 $
(217.23 J$)
    1.13 $
(132.25 J$)
     -39.12 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.82 $
(214.21 J$)
    0.83 $
(97.73 J$)
     -54.38 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.78 $
(209.32 J$)
    0.82 $
(95.95 J$)
     -54.16 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.19 $
(139.15 J$)
    0.71 $
(83.38 J$)
     -40.08 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.58 $
(185.14 J$)
    0.93 $
(108.86 J$)
     -41.20 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.76 $
(206.97 J$)
    1.21 $
(141.58 J$)
     -31.59 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
(1,408.92 J$)
    10.22 $
(1,200.00 J$)
     -14.83 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.77 $
(207.23 J$)
    2.21 $
(260.00 J$)
     +25.46 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.37 $
(278.60 J$)
    3.66 $
(430.00 J$)
     +54.34 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.10 $
(716.20 J$)
    4.26 $
(500.00 J$)
     -30.19 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $
(234.82 J$)
    1.02 $
(120.00 J$)
     -48.90 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 65.00 $
(7,631.65 J$)
    58.34 $
(6,850.00 J$)
     -10.24 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(352.23 J$)
    2.00 $
(235.00 J$)
     -33.28 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $
(293.53 J$)
    3.89 $
(456.64 J$)
     +55.57 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(3,522.30 J$)
    4.26 $
(500.00 J$)
     -85.80 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.85 $
(334.26 J$)
    4.11 $
(482.88 J$)
     +44.46 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,000.00 $
(2,465,610.00 J$)
    24,699.77 $
(2,900,000.00 J$)
     +17.62 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 157.67 $
(18,511.85 J$)
    91.10 $
(10,696.31 J$)
     -42.22 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.16 $
(18.64 J$)
    0.09 $
(10.64 J$)
     -42.90 %
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 47.99 $
(5,634.67 J$)
    26.92 $
(3,160.33 J$)
     -43.91 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 37.13 $
(4,359.60 J$)
    41.64 $
(4,888.89 J$)
     +12.14 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.33 $
(2,152.63 J$)
    25.55 $
(3,000.00 J$)
     +39.36 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 $
(1,174.10 J$)
    8.52 $
(1,000.00 J$)
     -14.83 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 41.19 $
(4,836.12 J$)
    41.44 $
(4,865.32 J$)
     +0.60 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.81 $
(4,204.82 J$)
    32.94 $
(3,867.62 J$)
     -8.02 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 76.76 $
(9,012.26 J$)
    54.73 $
(6,426.29 J$)
     -28.69 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 87.30 $
(10,249.59 J$)
    67.60 $
(7,936.88 J$)
     -22.56 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,012.16 $
(118,838.11 J$)
    371.66 $
(43,636.64 J$)
     -63.28 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 791.78 $
(92,962.76 J$)
    191.31 $
(22,461.54 J$)
     -75.84 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,727.12 $
(202,780.92 J$)
    732.43 $
(85,994.86 J$)
     -57.59 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,339.38 $
(157,256.24 J$)
    474.53 $
(55,714.29 J$)
     -64.57 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 205.15 $
(24,086.76 J$)
    48.75 $
(5,723.25 J$)
     -76.24 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 132.35 $
(15,539.16 J$)
    51.56 $
(6,053.96 J$)
     -61.04 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 2,677.54 $
(314,369.72 J$)
    655.82 $
(77,000.00 J$)
     -75.51 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.18     10.06      +140.38 %
 
Last updateAugust, 2015August, 2015
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