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Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and Jamaica Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Jamaica are 19.54% lower than in United States
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Jamaica are 30.83% lower than in United States
Rent Prices in Jamaica are 55.64% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in Jamaica are 33.00% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in Jamaica are 27.05% lower than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in Jamaica is 66.26% lower than in United States

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  United States  Jamaica      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $     5.33 $      -46.71 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 $     35.52 $      -21.06 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.50 $     5.77 $      -11.19 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.50 $     2.00 $      -42.93 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $     2.62 $      -47.60 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.68 $     2.53 $      -31.35 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.62 $     1.01 $      -37.40 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.29 $     0.71 $      -44.70 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.01 $     2.15 $      +112.23 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.43 $     2.26 $      -7.08 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 3.05 $     1.55 $      -49.27 %
Eggs (12) 2.32 $     2.37 $      +2.13 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 9.53 $     5.89 $      -38.25 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.81 $     6.17 $      -20.95 %
Apples (1kg) 3.82 $     2.29 $      -40.18 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.76 $     1.89 $      -49.85 %
Tomato (1kg) 3.84 $     2.01 $      -47.68 %
Potato (1kg) 2.41 $     1.68 $      -30.01 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.57 $     1.03 $      -34.69 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.77 $     1.33 $      -24.90 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $     8.88 $      -25.99 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.30 $     2.18 $      -5.35 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.30 $     3.48 $      +5.31 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.00 $     4.45 $      -25.86 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $     0.89 $      -55.59 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 69.00 $     46.18 $      -33.07 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $     1.78 $      -40.79 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.55 $     1.20 $      -22.82 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $     5.68 $      -81.05 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.96 $     1.17 $      +21.97 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,000.00 $     29,751.36 $      +41.67 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 160.19 $     104.87 $      -34.53 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.16 $     0.22 $      +41.22 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 47.10 $     29.67 $      -37.00 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.49 $     51.51 $      +30.45 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.87 $     22.20 $      +24.24 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 $     8.88 $      -11.19 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 41.10 $     50.83 $      +23.66 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.91 $     38.18 $      +6.32 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 77.14 $     57.82 $      -25.04 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 84.69 $     72.99 $      -13.82 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,026.51 $     325.64 $      -68.28 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 773.72 $     220.89 $      -71.45 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,734.77 $     1,037.88 $      -40.17 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,307.02 $     560.57 $      -57.11 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,903.73 $     665.25 $      -65.06 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,258.09 $     628.45 $      -50.05 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,311.76 $     772.84 $      -76.66 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.21     12.19      +189.59 %
 
Last updateNovember, 2014October, 2014
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