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Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and Jamaica 

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Consumer Prices in Jamaica are 11.62% lower than in United States
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Jamaica are 23.99% lower than in United States
Rent Prices in Jamaica are 51.40% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in Jamaica are 29.24% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in Jamaica are 21.01% lower than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in Jamaica is 56.73% lower than in United States

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  United States  Jamaica      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $     5.93 $      -40.67 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 $     36.51 $      -18.86 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.25 $     5.71 $      -8.72 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.50 $     2.00 $      -42.96 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $     2.87 $      -42.67 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.64 $     2.64 $      -27.58 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.58 $     1.02 $      -35.59 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.27 $     0.74 $      -41.49 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.99 $     2.01 $      +102.37 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.39 $     2.35 $      -1.75 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.90 $     1.46 $      -49.54 %
Eggs (12) 2.25 $     2.33 $      +3.40 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 9.47 $     6.08 $      -35.83 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.63 $     7.74 $      +1.34 %
Apples (1kg) 3.70 $     2.36 $      -36.32 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.58 $     1.87 $      -47.71 %
Tomato (1kg) 3.72 $     1.96 $      -47.32 %
Potato (1kg) 2.35 $     1.70 $      -27.73 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.57 $     1.17 $      -25.25 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.76 $     1.36 $      -22.76 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $     7.76 $      -35.34 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.29 $     2.35 $      +2.83 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.28 $     4.18 $      +27.68 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.00 $     4.56 $      -23.93 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $     0.91 $      -54.36 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 65.50 $     47.47 $      -27.53 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $     2.01 $      -33.06 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.55 $     1.23 $      -20.67 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 28.20 $     7.12 $      -74.75 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.96 $     1.16 $      +20.09 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,000.00 $     31,948.88 $      +59.74 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 161.80 $     115.95 $      -28.34 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.15 $     0.33 $      +122.16 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 46.16 $     28.61 $      -38.03 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.50 $     65.04 $      +64.65 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.45 $     22.82 $      +23.71 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 $     9.13 $      -8.72 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 40.77 $     57.61 $      +41.28 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 36.48 $     40.21 $      +10.25 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 76.29 $     62.15 $      -18.53 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 83.38 $     76.94 $      -7.73 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 993.91 $     387.95 $      -60.97 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 750.39 $     246.65 $      -67.13 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,701.21 $     1,027.86 $      -39.58 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,282.88 $     631.37 $      -50.79 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,914.83 $     1,239.80 $      -35.25 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,230.64 $     427.49 $      -65.26 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,260.47 $     1,072.27 $      -67.11 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.20     13.24      +215.08 %
 
Last updateApril, 2014April, 2014
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