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Cost of Living in Jamaica

Cost of living in Jamaica is 20.09% 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 ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 547.50 J$ 400.00-800.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 5,000.00 J$ 3,000.00-6,500.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 650.00 J$ 600.00-900.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 250.00 J$ 200.00-300.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 300.00 J$ 250.00-417.94
Cappuccino (regular) 299.96 J$ 150.00-500.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 109.43 J$ 80.00-150.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 92.74 J$ 60.00-150.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 924.24 J$ 477.21-1,324.89
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 260.11 J$ 181.44-272.16
Rice (white), (1 lb) 67.32 J$ 36.29-126.07
Eggs (regular) (12) 324.09 J$ 252.13-400.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 351.23 J$ 252.13-453.59
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 387.12 J$ 226.80-571.83
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 379.25 J$ 181.44-743.37
Apples (1 lb) 316.64 J$ 126.07-544.31
Banana (1 lb) 92.99 J$ 63.03-136.08
Oranges (1 lb) 116.12 J$ 45.36-158.76
Tomato (1 lb) 110.31 J$ 36.29-226.80
Potato (1 lb) 95.45 J$ 54.43-195.27
Onion (1 lb) 84.23 J$ 40.82-122.47
Lettuce (1 head) 99.91 J$ 58.74-200.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 136.88 J$ 99.00-180.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,800.00 J$ 1,100.00-2,500.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 195.00 J$ 126.07-250.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 284.52 J$ 220.00-375.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 600.00 J$ 300.00-850.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 100.00 J$ 100.00-150.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 8,695.65 J$ 6,720.00-13,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 350.00 J$ 150.00-500.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 416.40 J$ 241.40-804.67
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 1,000.00 J$ 500.00-1,500.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 488.10 J$ 405.04-560.24
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 3,000,000.00 J$ 2,500,000.00-3,500,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 3,025,000.00 J$ 2,000,000.00-3,900,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 14,281.60 J$ 8,000.00-25,500.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 7.18 J$ 2.99-12.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,806.64 J$ 3,500.00-6,950.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 5,465.38 J$ 3,000.00-8,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 4,916.67 J$ 2,400.00-9,087.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,200.00 J$ 1,000.00-1,500.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 33,611.11 J$ 20,833.33-50,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 310,000.00 J$ 120,000.00-500,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 4,774.03 J$ 2,200.00-7,500.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 3,954.86 J$ 1,800.00-6,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 6,166.58 J$ 4,500.00-11,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 9,222.55 J$ 5,000.00-15,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 46,568.43 J$ 25,000.00-75,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 26,387.99 J$ 18,909.90-45,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 90,372.64 J$ 63,033.00-150,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 52,416.67 J$ 37,819.80-88,246.20
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 24,589.58 J$ 13,935.34-30,709.39
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 23,443.91 J$ 12,077.29-29,171.40
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 66,266.65 J$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, Fixed-Rate 9.70 7.00-18.00

Prices in Jamaica

These data are based on 985 entries in the past 18 months from 136 different contributors.
Last update: November 2017
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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