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Cost of Living in Jamaica

Cost of living in Jamaica is 24.34% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Jamaica is 68.77% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 545.00 J$ 450.00-1,200.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 4,920.41 J$ 3,000.00-6,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 600.00 J$ 600.00-753.60
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 250.00 J$ 150.00-350.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 250.60 J$ 226.08-375.00
Cappuccino (regular) 269.66 J$ 150.00-400.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 108.68 J$ 85.00-150.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 91.53 J$ 65.00-150.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 1,024.51 J$ 757.08-1,305.97
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 248.21 J$ 181.44-272.16
Rice (white), (1 lb) 76.70 J$ 45.36-125.60
Eggs (12) 324.36 J$ 300.00-400.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 369.20 J$ 181.44-725.75
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 356.70 J$ 226.80-442.71
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 351.14 J$ 217.72-544.31
Apples (1 lb) 246.69 J$ 117.48-408.23
Banana (1 lb) 95.51 J$ 68.04-136.08
Oranges (1 lb) 126.35 J$ 90.72-158.76
Tomato (1 lb) 132.37 J$ 68.04-200.00
Potato (1 lb) 90.94 J$ 63.50-117.93
Onion (1 lb) 117.67 J$ 94.20-136.08
Lettuce (1 head) 98.65 J$ 75.00-150.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 140.05 J$ 100.00-200.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,500.00 J$ 1,100.00-2,500.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 191.11 J$ 150.00-250.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 275.17 J$ 220.00-375.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 600.00 J$ 484.08-750.00
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) 300.00 J$ 100.00-400.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 350.00 J$ 241.40-724.21
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 1,000.00 J$ 500.00-1,500.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 456.76 J$ 397.47-529.96
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 3,000,000.00 J$ 2,500,000.00-3,200,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 10,965.38 J$ 7,000.00-15,000.00
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) 3,870.35 J$ 3,500.00-4,500.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 5,170.00 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 1,025.00 J$ 850.00-1,200.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 4,867.22 J$ 3,000.00-6,279.99
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 3,704.92 J$ 2,000.00-5,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 6,602.40 J$ 5,000.00-8,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 8,570.75 J$ 5,000.00-12,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 46,116.75 J$ 25,000.00-65,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 25,816.84 J$ 18,000.00-40,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 91,177.77 J$ 60,000.00-130,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 57,258.94 J$ 40,000.00-87,919.93
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 21,288.05 J$ 8,999.93-30,445.13
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 18,270.23 J$ 9,290.23-28,711.87
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 67,794.66 J$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 9.74 7.00-14.00

Prices in Jamaica

These data are based on 1179 entries in the past 18 months from 147 different contributors.
Last update: June, 2016 Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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