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Cost of Living in Jamaica

Cost of living in Jamaica is 25.32% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Jamaica is 68.99% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 545.00 J$ 443.97-1,200.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 4,907.36 J$ 3,000.00-6,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 607.50 J$ 600.00-761.10
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 250.00 J$ 180.00-350.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 260.00 J$ 220.00-400.00
Cappuccino (regular) 271.51 J$ 150.00-400.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 109.83 J$ 85.00-150.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 91.53 J$ 65.00-126.85
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 1,010.71 J$ 715.44-1,305.97
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 246.87 J$ 181.44-272.16
Rice (white), (1 lb) 76.90 J$ 45.36-126.85
Eggs (12) 322.73 J$ 300.00-400.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 324.94 J$ 181.44-453.59
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 343.73 J$ 217.72-442.71
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 374.82 J$ 217.72-544.31
Apples (1 lb) 251.58 J$ 117.48-408.23
Banana (1 lb) 95.51 J$ 68.04-136.08
Oranges (1 lb) 113.88 J$ 45.36-158.76
Tomato (1 lb) 122.67 J$ 54.43-200.00
Potato (1 lb) 92.94 J$ 63.50-126.85
Onion (1 lb) 102.49 J$ 40.82-136.08
Lettuce (1 head) 93.61 J$ 58.74-150.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 140.15 J$ 100.00-200.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,500.00 J$ 1,200.00-2,500.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 196.25 J$ 150.00-250.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 284.78 J$ 220.00-375.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 600.00 J$ 350.00-800.00
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) 300.00 J$ 135.00-400.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 416.40 J$ 241.40-724.21
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 1,000.00 J$ 500.00-1,500.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 454.52 J$ 397.47-514.82
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,950,000.00 J$ 2,500,000.00-3,100,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) ?
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 11,350.97 J$ 6,500.00-19,027.46
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 9.13 J$ 5.00-12.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 3,863.32 J$ 3,500.00-4,500.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 5,065.62 J$ 3,500.00-8,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 4,700.00 J$ 3,000.00-8,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,050.00 J$ 850.00-1,400.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 4,674.64 J$ 3,000.00-6,342.49
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 3,649.68 J$ 2,000.00-5,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 6,433.27 J$ 4,999.00-8,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 8,212.93 J$ 5,000.00-12,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 45,031.60 J$ 25,000.00-63,424.85
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 24,475.43 J$ 18,000.00-38,054.91
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 93,816.63 J$ 55,000.00-150,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 58,266.38 J$ 40,000.00-88,794.79
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 20,207.94 J$ 8,999.93-30,748.08
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 18,409.51 J$ 9,290.23-28,997.57
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 65,612.17 J$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 10.28 7.00-15.00

Prices in Jamaica

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Last update: August, 2016 Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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