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Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and Jamaica Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Jamaica are 20.62% lower than in United States
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Jamaica are 32.34% lower than in United States
Rent Prices in Jamaica are 58.37% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in Jamaica are 33.78% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in Jamaica are 27.73% lower than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in Jamaica is 61.99% lower than in United States

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  United States  Jamaica      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $
(1,159.40 J$)
    5.18 $
(600.00 J$)
     -48.25 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 $
(5,217.30 J$)
    37.09 $
(4,300.00 J$)
     -17.58 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.50 $
(753.61 J$)
    5.44 $
(630.24 J$)
     -16.37 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.50 $
(405.79 J$)
    2.16 $
(250.00 J$)
     -38.39 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $
(579.70 J$)
    2.24 $
(260.00 J$)
     -55.15 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.71 $
(430.45 J$)
    2.34 $
(271.63 J$)
     -36.90 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.64 $
(189.99 J$)
    1.00 $
(116.27 J$)
     -38.80 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.32 $
(152.79 J$)
    0.74 $
(85.59 J$)
     -43.98 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.02 $
(118.27 J$)
    2.10 $
(243.37 J$)
     +105.77 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.46 $
(285.61 J$)
    2.42 $
(280.11 J$)
     -1.92 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 3.13 $
(362.74 J$)
    1.39 $
(160.99 J$)
     -55.62 %
Eggs (12) 2.40 $
(278.12 J$)
    2.41 $
(279.34 J$)
     +0.44 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 9.65 $
(1,118.77 J$)
    6.85 $
(794.22 J$)
     -29.01 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 8.15 $
(944.92 J$)
    6.11 $
(707.95 J$)
     -25.08 %
Apples (1kg) 3.88 $
(449.39 J$)
    2.39 $
(277.23 J$)
     -38.31 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.87 $
(448.16 J$)
    1.85 $
(214.89 J$)
     -52.05 %
Tomato (1kg) 3.92 $
(454.04 J$)
    1.84 $
(213.38 J$)
     -53.00 %
Potato (1kg) 2.53 $
(293.89 J$)
    1.59 $
(183.83 J$)
     -37.45 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.59 $
(183.90 J$)
    0.94 $
(108.72 J$)
     -40.88 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.78 $
(206.46 J$)
    1.20 $
(139.64 J$)
     -32.36 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
(1,391.28 J$)
    10.35 $
(1,200.00 J$)
     -13.75 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.71 $
(197.75 J$)
    2.24 $
(260.00 J$)
     +31.48 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.26 $
(262.12 J$)
    3.71 $
(430.00 J$)
     +64.05 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.00 $
(695.64 J$)
    4.31 $
(500.00 J$)
     -28.12 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $
(231.88 J$)
    1.04 $
(120.00 J$)
     -48.25 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 64.00 $
(7,420.16 J$)
    73.31 $
(8,500.00 J$)
     +14.55 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(347.82 J$)
    2.03 $
(235.00 J$)
     -32.44 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.55 $
(180.10 J$)
    2.31 $
(268.21 J$)
     +48.92 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(3,478.20 J$)
    5.52 $
(640.00 J$)
     -81.60 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.78 $
(89.96 J$)
    1.09 $
(126.45 J$)
     +40.55 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,000.00 $
(2,434,740.00 J$)
    25,012.94 $
(2,900,000.00 J$)
     +19.11 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 158.99 $
(18,433.24 J$)
    99.87 $
(11,578.68 J$)
     -37.19 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.16 $
(18.13 J$)
    0.10 $
(11.86 J$)
     -34.57 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 47.00 $
(5,449.62 J$)
    27.83 $
(3,227.00 J$)
     -40.78 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 38.06 $
(4,412.82 J$)
    51.27 $
(5,944.44 J$)
     +34.71 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.53 $
(2,148.15 J$)
    21.56 $
(2,500.00 J$)
     +16.38 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 $
(1,159.40 J$)
    8.63 $
(1,000.00 J$)
     -13.75 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 40.64 $
(4,711.87 J$)
    48.02 $
(5,567.88 J$)
     +18.17 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.97 $
(4,170.52 J$)
    35.25 $
(4,086.56 J$)
     -2.01 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 77.63 $
(8,999.91 J$)
    58.59 $
(6,792.53 J$)
     -24.53 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 85.18 $
(9,875.74 J$)
    66.22 $
(7,677.74 J$)
     -22.26 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 976.23 $
(113,184.33 J$)
    360.62 $
(41,810.02 J$)
     -63.06 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 765.66 $
(88,770.47 J$)
    224.25 $
(26,000.00 J$)
     -70.71 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,689.66 $
(195,899.49 J$)
    841.24 $
(97,533.70 J$)
     -50.21 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,295.37 $
(150,185.76 J$)
    541.17 $
(62,742.93 J$)
     -58.22 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 2,158.62 $
(250,270.87 J$)
    646.09 $
(74,907.60 J$)
     -70.07 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,410.14 $
(163,491.08 J$)
    449.09 $
(52,068.03 J$)
     -68.15 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 2,689.87 $
(311,863.25 J$)
    691.74 $
(80,200.00 J$)
     -74.28 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.20     11.06      +163.01 %
 
Last updateMay, 2015May, 2015
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Currency: USD