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Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and Jamaica Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Jamaica are 22.34% lower than in United States
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Jamaica are 34.45% lower than in United States
Rent Prices in Jamaica are 61.64% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in Jamaica are 34.12% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in Jamaica are 28.44% lower than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in Jamaica is 61.89% lower than in United States

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  United States  Jamaica      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 11.00 $
(1,277.86 J$)
    5.16 $
(600.00 J$)
     -53.05 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 $
(5,227.63 J$)
    39.60 $
(4,600.00 J$)
     -12.01 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.60 $
(766.72 J$)
    5.40 $
(627.62 J$)
     -18.14 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.50 $
(406.59 J$)
    2.15 $
(250.00 J$)
     -38.51 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $
(580.85 J$)
    2.32 $
(270.00 J$)
     -53.52 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.72 $
(432.48 J$)
    2.41 $
(280.37 J$)
     -35.17 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.65 $
(191.61 J$)
    0.98 $
(113.56 J$)
     -40.73 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.33 $
(154.96 J$)
    0.71 $
(83.06 J$)
     -46.40 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.78 $
(439.07 J$)
    7.89 $
(916.17 J$)
     +108.66 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2.26 $
(262.51 J$)
    2.16 $
(250.88 J$)
     -4.43 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.49 $
(172.97 J$)
    0.65 $
(75.82 J$)
     -56.17 %
Eggs (12) 2.45 $
(284.81 J$)
    2.50 $
(290.00 J$)
     +1.82 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.46 $
(518.10 J$)
    3.09 $
(359.40 J$)
     -30.63 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 3.80 $
(440.88 J$)
    2.85 $
(331.41 J$)
     -24.83 %
Apples (1 lb) 1.82 $
(211.04 J$)
    1.14 $
(131.99 J$)
     -37.46 %
Oranges (1 lb) 1.81 $
(210.35 J$)
    0.84 $
(97.51 J$)
     -53.64 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.79 $
(207.66 J$)
    0.82 $
(95.73 J$)
     -53.90 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.18 $
(136.83 J$)
    0.72 $
(83.38 J$)
     -39.06 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.58 $
(183.26 J$)
    0.94 $
(108.74 J$)
     -40.66 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.77 $
(205.79 J$)
    1.22 $
(141.52 J$)
     -31.23 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $
(1,394.03 J$)
    10.33 $
(1,200.00 J$)
     -13.92 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.73 $
(201.46 J$)
    2.24 $
(260.00 J$)
     +29.06 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.32 $
(270.07 J$)
    3.70 $
(430.00 J$)
     +59.22 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.06 $
(703.99 J$)
    4.30 $
(500.00 J$)
     -28.98 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $
(232.34 J$)
    1.03 $
(120.00 J$)
     -48.35 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 64.00 $
(7,434.85 J$)
    73.17 $
(8,500.00 J$)
     +14.33 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $
(348.51 J$)
    2.02 $
(235.00 J$)
     -32.57 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $
(290.42 J$)
    3.01 $
(350.00 J$)
     +20.51 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(3,485.08 J$)
    5.51 $
(640.00 J$)
     -81.64 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.89 $
(335.66 J$)
    4.11 $
(477.81 J$)
     +42.35 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,000.00 $
(2,439,559.29 J$)
    24,963.53 $
(2,900,000.00 J$)
     +18.87 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 159.32 $
(18,508.70 J$)
    92.02 $
(10,690.11 J$)
     -42.24 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.16 $
(18.60 J$)
    0.09 $
(10.85 J$)
     -41.67 %
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 47.52 $
(5,519.96 J$)
    26.69 $
(3,100.36 J$)
     -43.83 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 37.52 $
(4,358.44 J$)
    43.58 $
(5,062.50 J$)
     +16.15 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.73 $
(2,175.91 J$)
    25.82 $
(3,000.00 J$)
     +37.87 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 $
(1,161.69 J$)
    8.61 $
(1,000.00 J$)
     -13.92 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 41.05 $
(4,768.62 J$)
    42.34 $
(4,919.20 J$)
     +3.16 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.64 $
(4,140.52 J$)
    32.63 $
(3,790.47 J$)
     -8.45 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 77.36 $
(8,986.62 J$)
    54.27 $
(6,304.03 J$)
     -29.85 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 86.72 $
(10,074.08 J$)
    67.48 $
(7,838.90 J$)
     -22.19 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 984.13 $
(114,325.34 J$)
    384.99 $
(44,724.29 J$)
     -60.88 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 770.44 $
(89,501.93 J$)
    196.55 $
(22,833.33 J$)
     -74.49 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,691.66 $
(196,518.70 J$)
    756.28 $
(87,857.14 J$)
     -55.29 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,307.04 $
(151,838.62 J$)
    485.68 $
(56,421.24 J$)
     -62.84 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 205.49 $
(23,871.83 J$)
    49.27 $
(5,723.25 J$)
     -76.03 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 131.64 $
(15,292.40 J$)
    40.21 $
(4,670.74 J$)
     -69.46 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 2,653.62 $
(308,269.89 J$)
    662.82 $
(77,000.00 J$)
     -75.02 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.20     10.06      +139.47 %
 
Last updateJuly, 2015July, 2015
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Currency: USD