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Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and Jamaica Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Jamaica are 19.11% lower than in United States
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Jamaica are 31.60% lower than in United States
Rent Prices in Jamaica are 60.00% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in Jamaica are 35.52% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in Jamaica are 28.44% lower than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in Jamaica is 66.61% lower than in United States

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  United States  Jamaica      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $     5.20 $      -47.99 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 $     34.68 $      -22.94 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.50 $     5.46 $      -15.95 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.50 $     2.17 $      -38.08 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $     2.34 $      -53.19 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.70 $     2.31 $      -37.60 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.63 $     0.95 $      -41.50 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.29 $     0.68 $      -47.17 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.01 $     2.17 $      +113.43 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.45 $     2.34 $      -4.58 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 3.09 $     1.51 $      -51.14 %
Eggs (12) 2.36 $     2.37 $      +0.45 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 9.58 $     6.39 $      -33.28 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 8.02 $     6.14 $      -23.51 %
Apples (1kg) 3.85 $     2.25 $      -41.57 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.82 $     1.79 $      -53.20 %
Tomato (1kg) 3.91 $     1.84 $      -52.78 %
Potato (1kg) 2.46 $     1.63 $      -33.91 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.61 $     0.96 $      -40.29 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.79 $     1.30 $      -27.14 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $     9.54 $      -20.54 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.35 $     2.13 $      -9.47 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.38 $     3.54 $      +4.61 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.00 $     4.55 $      -24.15 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $     1.04 $      -47.99 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 64.00 $     45.08 $      -29.57 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $     1.82 $      -39.32 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.55 $     2.11 $      +35.72 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 29.90 $     4.33 $      -85.50 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.82 $     1.14 $      +38.38 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,000.00 $     27,307.01 $      +30.03 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 157.48 $     98.83 $      -37.24 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.15 $     0.13 $      -12.81 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 46.90 $     27.79 $      -40.75 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 38.15 $     56.35 $      +47.70 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.45 $     43.34 $      +134.89 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 $     8.67 $      -13.31 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 40.85 $     48.25 $      +18.11 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.67 $     34.86 $      -2.28 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 77.44 $     57.37 $      -25.92 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 84.91 $     69.28 $      -18.41 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 951.81 $     325.08 $      -65.85 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 749.97 $     193.32 $      -74.22 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,655.15 $     801.87 $      -51.55 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,255.95 $     524.66 $      -58.23 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,939.63 $     1,006.66 $      -48.10 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,298.77 $     578.27 $      -55.48 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 2,967.07 $     677.62 $      -77.16 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.22     10.58      +150.72 %
 
Last updateMarch, 2015February, 2015
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Currency: USD