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Cost of Living in Jamaica

Cost of living in Jamaica is 19.17% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Jamaica is 64.35% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 600.00 J$ 450.00-800.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 5,500.00 J$ 3,000.00-7,500.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 715.00 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$ 250.00-500.00
Cappuccino (regular) 355.91 J$ 150.00-500.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 119.05 J$ 100.00-150.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 103.43 J$ 70.00-173.81
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 1,046.45 J$ 605.59-1,324.89
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 273.77 J$ 250.00-300.00
Rice (white), (1 lb) 51.61 J$ 29.48-90.72
Eggs (regular) (12) 353.22 J$ 285.00-400.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 436.58 J$ 158.76-725.75
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 398.41 J$ 272.16-657.71
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 373.80 J$ 204.12-660.00
Apples (1 lb) 414.11 J$ 136.08-566.99
Banana (1 lb) 113.40 J$ 45.36-181.44
Oranges (1 lb) 113.40 J$ 29.40-264.00
Tomato (1 lb) 97.09 J$ 31.39-179.62
Potato (1 lb) 128.55 J$ 84.16-195.27
Onion (1 lb) 71.22 J$ 34.94-132.00
Lettuce (1 head) 117.33 J$ 58.74-280.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 143.57 J$ 80.00-250.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,900.00 J$ 1,400.00-2,500.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 199.47 J$ 105.26-350.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 350.00 J$ 250.00-500.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 850.00 J$ 396.00-1,060.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 100.00 J$ 100.00-120.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 6,500.00 J$ 2,100.00-12,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 300.00 J$ 140.00-500.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 428.90 J$ 200.00-679.78
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 1,000.00 J$ 500.00-1,500.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 565.46 J$ 488.32-627.24
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 3,500,000.00 J$ 3,000,000.00-4,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 3,347,041.65 J$ 2,000,000.00-4,255,389.40
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 12,584.99 J$ 8,000.00-20,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 5.95 J$ 3.00-10.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 5,200.23 J$ 4,000.00-6,500.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 5,928.57 J$ 3,600.00-10,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 4,333.33 J$ 1,000.00-10,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,325.00 J$ 1,050.00-1,800.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 39,909.09 J$ 20,833.33-60,000.00
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) 4,909.75 J$ 2,500.00-9,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 5,110.43 J$ 3,000.00-8,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 8,106.25 J$ 5,500.00-12,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 8,976.47 J$ 5,000.00-15,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 63,252.14 J$ 35,000.00-85,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 32,818.18 J$ 20,000.00-60,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 111,905.85 J$ 65,000.00-180,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 67,000.00 J$ 40,000.00-100,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 22,122.82 J$ 13,935.34-31,996.30
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 29,463.44 J$ 7,999.93-30,544.33
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 73,586.96 J$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.51 6.00-12.50

Prices in Jamaica

These data are based on 1047 entries in the past 18 months from 152 different contributors.
Last update: October 2018
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