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Cost of Living in Jamaica

Cost of living in Jamaica is 18.66% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Jamaica is 64.45% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 500.00 J$ 400.00-874.41
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 5,000.00 J$ 3,000.00-7,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 700.00 J$ 600.00-874.41
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 250.00 J$ 200.00-300.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 300.00 J$ 250.00-400.00
Cappuccino (regular) 286.35 J$ 150.00-500.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 110.85 J$ 80.00-150.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 95.78 J$ 70.00-150.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 988.68 J$ 605.59-1,324.89
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 269.43 J$ 181.44-300.00
Rice (white), (1 lb) 66.47 J$ 31.75-124.50
Eggs (regular) (12) 344.08 J$ 249.01-400.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 367.32 J$ 181.44-725.75
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 363.42 J$ 267.00-564.74
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 350.62 J$ 181.44-544.31
Apples (1 lb) 322.49 J$ 124.50-544.31
Banana (1 lb) 92.60 J$ 45.36-158.76
Oranges (1 lb) 123.23 J$ 45.36-158.76
Tomato (1 lb) 117.97 J$ 31.75-226.80
Potato (1 lb) 113.27 J$ 54.43-195.27
Onion (1 lb) 72.74 J$ 34.94-122.47
Lettuce (1 head) 120.41 J$ 58.74-250.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 153.83 J$ 100.00-200.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,750.00 J$ 1,400.00-2,500.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 181.85 J$ 124.50-250.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 276.50 J$ 180.00-375.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 735.00 J$ 373.51-985.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 100.00 J$ 100.00-130.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 8,500.00 J$ 6,720.00-12,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 300.00 J$ 140.00-400.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 249.01 J$ 200.00-563.27
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 1,000.00 J$ 700.00-1,500.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 524.58 J$ 454.25-585.22
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 3,350,000.00 J$ 3,000,000.00-4,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 3,474,489.38 J$ 2,000,000.00-4,300,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 14,590.40 J$ 8,000.00-25,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 6.60 J$ 3.00-10.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 5,216.08 J$ 4,000.00-7,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 5,647.06 J$ 3,000.00-8,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 4,150.00 J$ 2,000.00-9,087.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,225.00 J$ 1,000.00-1,500.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 36,972.22 J$ 12,000.00-60,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 233,333.33 J$ 100,000.00-500,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 5,386.81 J$ 2,500.00-9,500.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,760.24 J$ 3,000.00-8,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 6,785.64 J$ 4,000.00-15,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 8,194.71 J$ 5,000.00-15,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 50,374.38 J$ 25,000.00-80,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 29,967.56 J$ 20,000.00-50,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 101,476.85 J$ 62,251.98-150,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 66,009.55 J$ 40,000.00-110,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 26,968.69 J$ 17,186.92-30,328.88
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 33,490.28 J$ 12,077.29-74,321.81
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 71,761.99 J$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.40 7.00-18.00

Prices in Jamaica

These data are based on 1101 entries in the past 18 months from 145 different contributors.
Last update: April 2018
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