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Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and Jamaica Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Jamaica are 16.72% lower than in United States
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Jamaica are 29.19% lower than in United States
Rent Prices in Jamaica are 56.69% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in Jamaica are 34.84% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in Jamaica are 27.15% lower than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in Jamaica is 63.91% lower than in United States

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  United States  Jamaica      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 $     5.25 $      -47.51 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 45.00 $     34.99 $      -22.24 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.50 $     5.47 $      -15.88 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.50 $     2.00 $      -42.86 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 5.00 $     2.54 $      -49.26 %
Cappuccino (regular) 3.69 $     2.37 $      -35.80 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.63 $     0.96 $      -40.85 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.30 $     0.70 $      -45.84 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.01 $     2.19 $      +116.17 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.44 $     2.34 $      -3.93 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 3.07 $     1.52 $      -50.50 %
Eggs (12) 2.34 $     2.39 $      +2.09 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 9.59 $     6.45 $      -32.75 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 7.90 $     6.18 $      -21.78 %
Apples (1kg) 3.84 $     2.26 $      -40.99 %
Oranges (1kg) 3.80 $     1.80 $      -52.56 %
Tomato (1kg) 3.87 $     1.86 $      -52.02 %
Potato (1kg) 2.44 $     1.64 $      -32.76 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.59 $     0.97 $      -39.04 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.78 $     1.31 $      -26.23 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.00 $     9.62 $      -19.81 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.32 $     2.15 $      -7.43 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.33 $     3.57 $      +7.15 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 6.00 $     4.59 $      -23.45 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.00 $     1.05 $      -47.51 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 69.00 $     45.49 $      -34.07 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $     1.84 $      -38.76 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.55 $     2.62 $      +68.95 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 29.80 $     4.37 $      -85.32 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 0.95 $     1.15 $      +20.99 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,000.00 $     27,994.08 $      +33.31 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 159.24 $     101.98 $      -35.96 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.16 $     0.18 $      +18.90 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 46.96 $     28.23 $      -39.88 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 39.53 $     61.24 $      +54.91 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.90 $     43.74 $      +144.31 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 $     8.75 $      -12.52 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 41.04 $     50.40 $      +22.79 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 35.77 $     35.42 $      -0.97 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 77.64 $     57.76 $      -25.61 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 85.07 $     69.85 $      -17.89 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,025.59 $     326.07 $      -68.21 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 774.11 $     224.27 $      -71.03 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,734.87 $     995.45 $      -42.62 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,307.00 $     551.13 $      -57.83 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,904.34 $     655.30 $      -65.59 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,255.02 $     612.31 $      -51.21 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,314.61 $     847.15 $      -74.44 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 4.22     11.66      +176.32 %
 
Last updateDecember, 2014December, 2014
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