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Cost of Living in Jamaica

Cost of living in Jamaica is 22.11% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Jamaica is 70.22% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 550.00 J$ 450.00-800.00
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) 650.00 J$ 600.00-830.41
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 250.00 J$ 200.00-345.05
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 300.00 J$ 250.00-400.00
Cappuccino (regular) 298.17 J$ 150.00-479.24
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 113.55 J$ 80.00-159.75
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 92.53 J$ 60.00-150.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 965.57 J$ 500.00-1,324.89
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 261.12 J$ 181.44-272.16
Rice (white), (1 lb) 69.92 J$ 36.29-127.80
Eggs (regular) (12) 327.00 J$ 285.00-400.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 368.29 J$ 255.59-725.75
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 387.82 J$ 226.80-579.68
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 426.25 J$ 217.72-750.00
Apples (1 lb) 284.15 J$ 117.48-544.31
Banana (1 lb) 97.30 J$ 63.90-158.76
Oranges (1 lb) 123.23 J$ 45.36-158.76
Tomato (1 lb) 110.31 J$ 36.29-226.80
Potato (1 lb) 95.45 J$ 54.43-195.27
Onion (1 lb) 93.09 J$ 40.82-136.08
Lettuce (1 head) 100.17 J$ 58.74-200.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 137.10 J$ 99.00-180.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,600.00 J$ 1,100.00-3,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 202.86 J$ 127.80-350.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 298.12 J$ 220.00-500.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 600.00 J$ 350.00-850.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 100.00 J$ 100.00-120.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 8,500.00 J$ 6,720.00-10,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 350.00 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) 467.10 J$ 394.63-539.00
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,950,000.00 J$ 2,500,000.00-3,500,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,733,333.33 J$ 1,200,000.00-4,430,600.54
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 13,194.82 J$ 8,000.00-20,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 7.92 J$ 3.00-10.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 4,327.82 J$ 3,500.00-6,389.86
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 5,110.71 J$ 3,000.00-8,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 4,700.00 J$ 2,400.00-9,087.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,150.00 J$ 950.00-1,500.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 33,611.11 J$ 20,833.33-50,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 310,000.00 J$ 120,000.00-500,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 4,892.38 J$ 2,500.00-7,500.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,168.24 J$ 2,000.00-6,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 6,392.79 J$ 4,500.00-11,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 9,929.84 J$ 5,000.00-15,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 45,880.83 J$ 25,000.00-65,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 25,912.28 J$ 18,000.00-45,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 81,828.17 J$ 50,000.00-130,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 54,600.00 J$ 40,000.00-89,458.03
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 22,665.89 J$ 3,251.58-31,131.10
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 22,571.45 J$ 9,290.23-29,571.99
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 64,410.54 J$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 10.76 7.00-18.90

Prices in Jamaica

These data are based on 1089 entries in the past 18 months from 141 different contributors.
Last update: June 2017
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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