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Cost of Living in Jamaica

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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 62.81
Rent Index: 16.52
Groceries Index: 62.43
Restaurants Index: 46.23
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 40.48
Local Purchasing Power: 46.60

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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 4,248.60 J$
3,050.00
5,621.50
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 650.00 J$
600.00
730.80
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 224.86 J$
160.00
337.29
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 295.00 J$
250.00
500.00
Cappuccino (regular) 297.07 J$
200.00
350.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 116.76 J$
100.00
160.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 81.65 J$
60.00
100.06
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 236.58 J$
200.00
264.17
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 248.00 J$
180.00
300.00
Rice (white), (1kg) 174.06 J$
99.21
268.71
Eggs (12) 263.01 J$
240.00
300.00
Local Cheese (1kg) 662.93 J$
400.00
1,102.31
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 721.85 J$
495.73
992.08
Apples (1kg) 257.60 J$
220.46
320.00
Oranges (1kg) 212.39 J$
176.37
250.00
Tomato (1kg) 225.95 J$
170.00
300.00
Potato (1kg) 195.37 J$
160.00
230.00
Lettuce (1 head) 115.71 J$
80.00
159.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 156.12 J$
110.00
224.86
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,000.00 J$
600.00
1,500.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 257.50 J$
160.00
350.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 435.71 J$
300.00
700.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 507.28 J$
264.00
600.00
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 100.00 J$
90.00
120.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 4,600.00 J$
4,000.00
5,200.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 200.00 J$
100.00
300.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 135.00 J$
100.00
350.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 640.00 J$
500.00
780.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 129.67 J$
120.00
138.00
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 3,350,000.00 J$
2,900,000.00
3,500,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 11,808.51 J$
8,432.25
15,347.25
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 25.20 J$
11.00
50.00
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 3,341.11 J$
2,500.00
4,000.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 5,800.00 J$
5,000.00
8,500.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,500.00 J$
2,000.00
3,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,000.00 J$
850.00
1,200.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 5,867.98 J$
3,500.00
8,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,314.45 J$
3,372.90
5,145.54
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 6,510.18 J$
5,000.00
8,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 8,218.22 J$
6,745.80
10,000.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 38,125.00 J$
25,000.00
60,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 24,870.72 J$
15,000.00
61,836.50
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 111,371.78 J$
60,000.00
200,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 63,118.00 J$
40,000.00
90,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 52,940.00 J$
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 72,045.38 J$
41,180.00
102,910.76
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 93,715.90 J$
60,000.00
150,000.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 12.19
8.00
16.50

These data are based on 793 entries in the past 18 months from 85 different contributors.

Last update: August, 2014

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