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Cost of Living in Jamaica

Cost of living in Jamaica is 16.76% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Jamaica is 62.41% 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 6,000.00 J$ 5,000.00-7,800.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 732.50 J$ 680.00-900.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 250.00 J$ 200.00-350.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 350.00 J$ 250.00-505.38
Cappuccino (regular) 320.28 J$ 150.00-500.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 111.67 J$ 90.00-150.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 95.62 J$ 60.00-168.46
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 1,241.94 J$ 946.35-1,600.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 276.88 J$ 181.44-330.00
Rice (white), (1 lb) 72.12 J$ 22.68-120.00
Eggs (regular) (12) 378.22 J$ 340.00-480.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 458.13 J$ 158.76-725.75
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 250.76 J$ 129.04-317.52
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 316.73 J$ 158.76-589.67
Apples (1 lb) 443.43 J$ 136.08-703.07
Banana (1 lb) 116.80 J$ 81.65-136.08
Oranges (1 lb) 120.96 J$ 90.72-258.08
Tomato (1 lb) 100.24 J$ 45.36-136.08
Potato (1 lb) 148.78 J$ 100.00-220.00
Onion (1 lb) 95.76 J$ 45.36-136.08
Lettuce (1 head) 124.76 J$ 100.00-150.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 132.14 J$ 100.00-200.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,800.00 J$ 1,500.00-2,500.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 229.49 J$ 144.74-350.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 350.00 J$ 190.00-500.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 1,200.00 J$ 850.00-1,200.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 100.00 J$ 100.00-110.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 6,000.00 J$ 5,000.00-8,695.65
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 300.00 J$ 150.00-400.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 563.27 J$ 200.00-804.67
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 1,000.00 J$ 700.00-1,500.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 583.25 J$ 529.96-643.52
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) 3,457,707.75 J$ 2,000,000.00-4,300,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 11,998.50 J$ 7,000.00-21,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 6.23 J$ 3.00-10.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 5,391.07 J$ 4,000.00-6,500.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 6,423.79 J$ 4,000.00-10,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,200.00 J$ 500.00-6,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,300.00 J$ 1,000.00-1,500.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 38,319.44 J$ 20,000.00-60,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 200,000.00 J$ 100,000.00-330,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 4,808.67 J$ 3,000.00-9,500.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,736.40 J$ 2,000.00-8,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 7,894.12 J$ 5,000.00-12,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 8,705.88 J$ 5,000.00-15,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 62,950.57 J$ 35,000.00-80,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 33,280.00 J$ 20,000.00-50,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 120,000.00 J$ 65,000.00-180,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 71,200.00 J$ 40,000.00-100,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 17,364.91 J$ 12,999.89-22,999.81
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 18,309.66 J$ 7,999.93-26,929.20
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 75,707.60 J$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 8.99 6.00-10.20

Prices in Jamaica

These data are based on 1104 entries in the past 18 months from 152 different contributors.
Last update: April 2019
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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