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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 63.91
Rent Index: 15.76
Groceries Index: 59.38
Restaurants Index: 44.18
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 40.37
Local Purchasing Power: 48.69

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 600.00 J$
500.00
1,200.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 4,000.00 J$
3,050.00
5,715.49
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 625.00 J$
600.00
700.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 228.62 J$
150.00
300.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 290.00 J$
228.62
500.00
Cappuccino (regular) 270.97 J$
150.00
350.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 110.02 J$
100.00
150.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 80.25 J$
60.00
100.00
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 249.87 J$
200.00
275.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 268.00 J$
240.00
300.00
Rice (white), (1kg) 173.64 J$
100.00
273.20
Eggs (12) 273.08 J$
240.00
320.00
Local Cheese (1kg) 737.39 J$
400.00
1,433.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 706.60 J$
480.00
900.00
Apples (1kg) 258.73 J$
220.46
320.00
Oranges (1kg) 206.11 J$
150.00
250.00
Tomato (1kg) 212.38 J$
176.37
252.01
Potato (1kg) 187.81 J$
132.28
220.46
Lettuce (1 head) 110.54 J$
80.00
150.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 149.94 J$
114.31
200.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,100.00 J$
800.00
1,500.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 245.56 J$
150.00
350.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 408.33 J$
300.00
600.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 525.00 J$
264.00
700.00
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 120.00 J$
100.00
120.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 5,200.00 J$
4,000.00
9,600.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 210.00 J$
100.00
300.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 300.00 J$
100.00
350.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 500.00 J$
500.00
780.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 131.56 J$
122.00
138.00
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 3,200,000.00 J$
2,900,000.00
3,500,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 11,656.91 J$
8,573.24
15,347.25
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 21.14 J$
10.00
50.00
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 3,227.00 J$
2,500.00
3,800.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 7,000.00 J$
5,000.00
10,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 5,000.00 J$
2,000.00
10,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,000.00 J$
900.00
1,200.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 5,760.68 J$
4,000.00
7,904.57
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,049.12 J$
3,000.00
4,940.35
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 6,602.15 J$
5,500.00
7,500.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 7,984.29 J$
6,000.00
10,000.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 37,272.73 J$
25,000.00
60,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 25,636.36 J$
15,000.00
60,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 113,789.58 J$
60,000.00
182,895.84
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 63,000.00 J$
45,000.00
90,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 74,907.60 J$
52,940.00
96,875.19
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 69,993.54 J$
41,180.00
98,807.07
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 96,837.81 J$
60,000.00
150,000.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 11.66
8.00
16.50

These data are based on 899 entries in the past 18 months from 97 different contributors.

Last update: December, 2014

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