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Cost of Living in Jamaica

Cost of living in Jamaica is 17.27% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Jamaica is 67.51% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 500.00 J$ 400.00-800.00
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$ 600.00-900.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 250.00 J$ 200.00-300.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 300.00 J$ 250.00-400.00
Cappuccino (regular) 283.21 J$ 150.00-500.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 112.44 J$ 80.00-150.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 95.58 J$ 63.00-150.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 1,030.77 J$ 605.59-1,514.17
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 254.75 J$ 181.44-300.00
Rice (white), (1 lb) 73.52 J$ 35.77-126.00
Eggs (regular) (12) 337.67 J$ 251.99-400.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 427.55 J$ 251.99-725.75
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 395.83 J$ 267.00-657.71
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 349.51 J$ 181.44-544.31
Apples (1 lb) 351.58 J$ 126.00-566.99
Banana (1 lb) 96.39 J$ 63.00-158.76
Oranges (1 lb) 116.12 J$ 45.36-158.76
Tomato (1 lb) 132.99 J$ 36.29-226.80
Potato (1 lb) 120.08 J$ 54.43-220.00
Onion (1 lb) 82.28 J$ 40.82-122.47
Lettuce (1 head) 123.90 J$ 58.74-250.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 145.75 J$ 100.00-180.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,650.00 J$ 1,200.00-2,500.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 180.30 J$ 126.00-250.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 297.83 J$ 250.00-375.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 670.00 J$ 350.00-900.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 100.00 J$ 100.00-120.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 7,750.00 J$ 5,000.00-13,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 300.00 J$ 130.00-400.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 251.99 J$ 241.40-375.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 1,000.00 J$ 1,000.00-1,500.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 511.72 J$ 412.61-575.38
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 3,200,000.00 J$ 3,000,000.00-3,900,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 3,410,313.87 J$ 2,000,000.00-4,368,181.33
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 15,771.94 J$ 10,000.00-28,333.33
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 7.33 J$ 3.00-10.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 5,125.02 J$ 3,500.00-7,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 5,253.57 J$ 3,000.00-8,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 5,764.50 J$ 3,000.00-9,087.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,225.00 J$ 1,000.00-1,500.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 23,458.33 J$ 12,000.00-31,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 240,000.00 J$ 100,000.00-500,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 4,960.18 J$ 2,200.00-9,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,586.90 J$ 3,000.00-8,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 6,423.00 J$ 4,500.00-11,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 8,939.96 J$ 5,000.00-15,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 45,788.67 J$ 25,000.00-75,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 28,612.44 J$ 20,000.00-45,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 90,899.51 J$ 62,998.37-150,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 61,108.88 J$ 40,000.00-100,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 27,240.52 J$ 17,186.92-30,692.52
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 23,432.13 J$ 12,077.29-29,155.38
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 69,164.03 J$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 10.14 7.00-18.90

Prices in Jamaica

These data are based on 974 entries in the past 18 months from 146 different contributors.
Last update: February 2018
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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