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Cost of Living in Jamaica

Cost of living in Jamaica is 21.02% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Jamaica is 63.87% 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$ 5,000.00-8,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 732.50 J$ 670.85-975.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 250.00 J$ 200.00-308.16
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 308.16 J$ 268.34-500.00
Cappuccino (regular) 296.21 J$ 150.00-450.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 110.59 J$ 90.00-150.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 97.25 J$ 70.00-134.17
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 1,218.28 J$ 946.35-1,600.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 262.91 J$ 145.15-330.00
Rice (white), (1 lb) 57.87 J$ 22.68-120.00
Eggs (regular) (12) 367.11 J$ 300.00-480.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 470.60 J$ 158.76-725.75
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 236.69 J$ 127.01-317.52
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 307.66 J$ 158.76-589.67
Apples (1 lb) 447.53 J$ 136.08-703.07
Banana (1 lb) 116.80 J$ 81.65-136.08
Oranges (1 lb) 120.96 J$ 90.72-268.34
Tomato (1 lb) 94.23 J$ 50.00-136.08
Potato (1 lb) 135.80 J$ 68.04-220.00
Onion (1 lb) 97.64 J$ 45.36-136.08
Lettuce (1 head) 136.83 J$ 100.00-200.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 147.22 J$ 100.00-200.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,800.00 J$ 1,500.00-2,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 212.83 J$ 144.74-272.73
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 283.33 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$ 100.00-120.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 5,600.00 J$ 5,000.00-7,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 300.00 J$ 150.00-400.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 603.50 J$ 200.00-804.67
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 1,000.00 J$ 500.00-1,500.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 578.88 J$ 511.03-643.52
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 3,700,000.00 J$ 3,000,000.00-4,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 3,486,116.05 J$ 2,000,000.00-4,325,372.46
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 11,308.52 J$ 6,000.00-21,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 6.78 J$ 3.00-10.49
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 5,151.80 J$ 4,000.00-6,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 6,450.97 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 1,350.00 J$ 1,000.00-1,575.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 40,333.33 J$ 20,000.00-60,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 155,000.00 J$ 100,000.00-250,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 4,916.67 J$ 3,000.00-9,500.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,678.57 J$ 2,000.00-8,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 8,122.22 J$ 5,500.00-12,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 8,823.53 J$ 5,600.00-15,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 63,436.83 J$ 35,000.00-80,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 34,680.00 J$ 20,000.00-50,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 125,000.00 J$ 70,000.00-180,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 69,523.81 J$ 40,000.00-100,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 17,578.50 J$ 12,999.89-22,999.81
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 18,879.41 J$ 7,999.93-28,638.46
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 80,218.93 J$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 8.90 6.00-10.00

Prices in Jamaica

These data are based on 1108 entries in the past 18 months from 150 different contributors.
Last update: July 2019
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