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Cost of Living in Jamaica

Cost of living in Jamaica is 25.23% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Jamaica is 69.53% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 547.50 J$ 450.00-1,200.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 5,000.00 J$ 3,000.00-6,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 620.00 J$ 595.00-807.70
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 250.00 J$ 200.00-350.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 290.00 J$ 240.00-400.00
Cappuccino (regular) 290.28 J$ 190.00-455.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 111.37 J$ 85.00-150.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 94.90 J$ 65.00-150.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 1,016.72 J$ 715.44-1,305.97
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 252.54 J$ 181.44-272.16
Rice (white), (1 lb) 74.82 J$ 45.36-129.23
Eggs (12) 329.40 J$ 300.00-400.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 353.88 J$ 258.45-453.59
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 328.66 J$ 217.72-408.23
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 380.61 J$ 217.72-544.31
Apples (1 lb) 265.46 J$ 129.23-408.23
Banana (1 lb) 95.51 J$ 68.04-136.08
Oranges (1 lb) 117.08 J$ 45.36-158.76
Tomato (1 lb) 126.62 J$ 54.43-200.00
Potato (1 lb) 93.45 J$ 63.50-129.23
Onion (1 lb) 102.85 J$ 40.82-136.08
Lettuce (1 head) 98.85 J$ 75.00-150.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 133.02 J$ 99.00-180.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,550.00 J$ 1,230.00-2,500.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 213.33 J$ 150.00-350.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 316.21 J$ 220.00-500.00
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) 325.00 J$ 135.00-500.00
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) 459.61 J$ 397.47-533.74
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,950,000.00 J$ 2,500,000.00-3,200,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 3,200,000.00 J$
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 12,082.23 J$ 6,500.00-20,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 8.91 J$ 5.00-11.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 3,866.67 J$ 3,500.00-4,500.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 5,070.00 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 1,050.00 J$ 850.00-1,400.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 4,888.51 J$ 3,000.00-7,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 3,732.53 J$ 2,000.00-5,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 6,321.36 J$ 4,999.00-8,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 8,073.52 J$ 5,000.00-12,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 44,267.42 J$ 25,000.00-64,613.30
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 23,434.35 J$ 18,000.00-35,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 94,909.01 J$ 55,000.00-150,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 59,136.59 J$ 40,000.00-90,458.62
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 20,343.55 J$ 8,999.93-31,324.24
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 22,796.89 J$ 12,077.29-29,902.76
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 66,628.51 J$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 10.53 7.00-15.00

Prices in Jamaica

These data are based on 1153 entries in the past 18 months from 156 different contributors.
Last update: November, 2016 Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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