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Cost of Living in Jamaica

Cost of living in Jamaica is 22.30% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Jamaica is 69.35% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 550.00 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) 625.00 J$ 600.00-795.51
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 250.00 J$ 200.00-347.55
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 295.00 J$ 250.00-400.00
Cappuccino (regular) 294.59 J$ 150.00-482.71
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 115.50 J$ 85.00-193.08
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 98.69 J$ 64.36-159.10
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 1,018.28 J$ 500.00-1,514.17
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 261.97 J$ 181.44-300.00
Rice (white), (1 lb) 67.27 J$ 36.29-128.72
Eggs (12) 331.40 J$ 285.00-400.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 412.29 J$ 272.16-725.75
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 357.88 J$ 190.00-583.88
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 426.59 J$ 217.72-750.00
Apples (1 lb) 284.24 J$ 117.48-544.31
Banana (1 lb) 97.30 J$ 64.36-158.76
Oranges (1 lb) 112.26 J$ 45.36-158.76
Tomato (1 lb) 125.91 J$ 45.36-204.12
Potato (1 lb) 89.93 J$ 56.70-136.08
Onion (1 lb) 93.20 J$ 40.82-136.08
Lettuce (1 head) 101.44 J$ 75.00-150.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 136.37 J$ 99.00-200.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,600.00 J$ 1,100.00-3,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 213.33 J$ 150.00-350.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 316.06 J$ 180.00-600.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 635.00 J$ 350.00-850.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 120.00 J$ 100.00-120.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 8,500.00 J$ 4,500.00-13,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 325.00 J$ 140.00-500.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 350.00 J$ 241.40-804.67
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 1,000.00 J$ 500.00-1,500.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 462.05 J$ 394.63-586.74
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,900,000.00 J$ 2,500,000.00-3,500,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,500,000.00 J$ 1,200,000.00-3,200,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 13,451.45 J$ 8,000.00-25,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 8.27 J$ 3.00-10.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,065.02 J$ 3,500.00-6,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 4,753.57 J$ 3,000.00-8,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 5,431.17 J$ 2,400.00-10,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,050.00 J$ 900.00-1,500.00
Childcare [ Edit ] Avg.
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 50,000.00 J$
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child ?
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 5,047.34 J$ 2,500.00-7,500.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,170.94 J$ 2,000.00-6,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 6,433.27 J$ 4,500.00-11,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 9,606.38 J$ 5,000.00-15,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 44,985.55 J$ 25,000.00-65,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 25,348.56 J$ 18,000.00-45,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 90,174.75 J$ 50,000.00-150,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 55,600.00 J$ 38,616.97-95,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 20,300.13 J$ 3,251.58-31,356.69
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 22,717.50 J$ 9,290.23-29,786.28
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 72,053.75 J$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 10.84 7.00-18.00

Prices in Jamaica

These data are based on 1124 entries in the past 18 months from 147 different contributors.
Last update: March, 2017
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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