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Cost of Living in Jamaica

Cost of living in Jamaica is 23.87% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Jamaica is 67.07% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 550.00 J$ 450.00-968.28
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 5,000.00 J$ 3,000.00-6,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 612.50 J$ 600.00-726.21
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 246.04 J$ 175.00-300.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 250.00 J$ 220.00-400.00
Cappuccino (regular) 266.51 J$ 150.00-363.10
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 102.67 J$ 85.00-150.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 83.70 J$ 60.00-121.04
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 1,000.57 J$ 658.48-1,324.89
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 258.81 J$ 226.80-317.52
Rice (white), (1 lb) 75.72 J$ 38.56-131.21
Eggs (12) 313.59 J$ 280.00-371.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 317.76 J$ 181.44-453.59
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 311.98 J$ 181.44-442.71
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 409.29 J$ 181.44-750.00
Apples (1 lb) 181.23 J$ 90.72-400.00
Banana (1 lb) 93.63 J$ 68.04-136.08
Oranges (1 lb) 109.91 J$ 80.00-136.08
Tomato (1 lb) 115.91 J$ 54.43-200.00
Potato (1 lb) 84.16 J$ 60.00-104.33
Onion (1 lb) 116.81 J$ 90.78-136.08
Lettuce (1 head) 104.53 J$ 80.00-150.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 144.00 J$ 100.00-200.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,265.00 J$ 600.00-2,500.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 220.00 J$ 150.00-350.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 326.10 J$ 220.00-600.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 575.00 J$ 300.00-750.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 120.00 J$ 100.00-150.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 8,500.00 J$ 4,500.00-10,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 275.00 J$ 100.00-350.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 300.00 J$ 160.93-563.27
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 780.00 J$ 500.00-1,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 468.53 J$ 416.40-529.96
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 3,000,000.00 J$ 2,500,000.00-3,500,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 11,105.20 J$ 8,000.00-16,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 9.48 J$ 7.00-12.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 3,676.00 J$ 3,000.00-4,500.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 5,166.67 J$ 3,500.00-8,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 4,331.17 J$ 2,000.00-9,087.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,000.00 J$ 800.00-1,200.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 4,784.06 J$ 3,000.00-6,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 3,975.72 J$ 3,000.00-5,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 6,424.94 J$ 5,000.00-8,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 8,217.86 J$ 5,000.00-12,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 45,087.02 J$ 25,000.00-65,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 24,134.70 J$ 16,000.00-45,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 91,519.19 J$ 60,000.00-150,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 56,095.81 J$ 40,000.00-84,724.50
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 13,539.24 J$ 3,251.58-29,483.85
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 12,174.20 J$ 3,825.72-27,668.34
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 68,123.18 J$ 50,000.00-97,000.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 10.49 7.00-15.00

Prices in Jamaica

These data are based on 1169 entries in the past 18 months from 139 different contributors.
Last update: February, 2016 Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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