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Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and Jamaica Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Jamaica are 20.32% lower than in United States
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Jamaica are 32.71% lower than in United States
Rent Prices in Jamaica are 60.71% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in Jamaica are 35.45% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in Jamaica are 26.94% lower than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in Jamaica is 62.36% lower than in United States

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  United States  Jamaica      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $     5.22 $      -47.84 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 $     34.77 $      -22.73 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.50 $     5.48 $      -15.71 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.50 $     2.17 $      -37.91 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $     2.17 $      -56.53 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.71 $     2.32 $      -37.47 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.64 $     0.99 $      -39.91 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.30 $     0.73 $      -43.77 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.01 $     2.12 $      +109.39 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.45 $     2.42 $      -1.15 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 3.11 $     1.41 $      -54.64 %
Eggs (12) 2.38 $     2.41 $      +1.44 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 9.57 $     6.60 $      -30.97 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 8.06 $     6.15 $      -23.65 %
Apples (1kg) 3.83 $     2.41 $      -37.26 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.82 $     1.87 $      -51.15 %
Tomato (1kg) 3.90 $     1.82 $      -53.31 %
Potato (1kg) 2.47 $     1.61 $      -34.67 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.60 $     0.93 $      -41.87 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.79 $     1.23 $      -30.95 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $     10.43 $      -13.07 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.73 $     2.23 $      +28.83 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.22 $     3.74 $      +68.67 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.00 $     4.35 $      -27.56 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $     1.04 $      -47.84 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 64.00 $     73.89 $      +15.45 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $     2.04 $      -31.90 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.55 $     1.62 $      +4.32 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $     6.78 $      -77.40 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.78 $     1.10 $      +40.82 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,000.00 $     26,079.02 $      +24.19 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 158.31 $     98.83 $      -37.57 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.15 $     0.11 $      -26.76 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 46.91 $     28.08 $      -40.13 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 37.85 $     52.70 $      +39.23 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.34 $     21.73 $      +18.51 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 $     8.69 $      -13.07 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 40.65 $     47.71 $      +17.36 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.63 $     35.62 $      -0.02 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes 77.37 $     59.31 $      -23.35 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 84.82 $     68.15 $      -19.65 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 949.33 $     349.13 $      -63.22 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 754.69 $     198.20 $      -73.74 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,653.74 $     738.91 $      -55.32 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,262.80 $     529.20 $      -58.09 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,975.97 $     651.17 $      -67.05 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,305.57 $     451.20 $      -65.44 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 2,634.75 $     667.36 $      -74.67 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.20     11.06      +163.52 %
 
Last updateApril, 2015April, 2015
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