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Cost of Living in Jamaica

Cost of living in Jamaica is 20.46% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Jamaica is 65.27% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 575.00 J$ 450.00-800.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 5,750.00 J$ 3,000.00-7,800.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 707.50 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$ 250.00-432.79
Cappuccino (regular) 352.52 J$ 150.00-500.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 118.15 J$ 90.00-169.28
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 103.24 J$ 70.00-173.11
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 1,061.34 J$ 605.59-1,324.89
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 270.39 J$ 181.44-300.00
Rice (white), (1 lb) 63.50 J$ 35.77-113.40
Eggs (regular) (12) 368.00 J$ 285.00-480.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 403.43 J$ 158.76-725.75
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 376.86 J$ 272.16-657.71
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 356.14 J$ 204.12-677.10
Apples (1 lb) 369.03 J$ 136.08-566.99
Banana (1 lb) 97.15 J$ 45.36-181.44
Oranges (1 lb) 128.52 J$ 29.40-270.84
Tomato (1 lb) 89.24 J$ 31.39-179.62
Potato (1 lb) 130.38 J$ 84.16-195.27
Onion (1 lb) 74.05 J$ 34.94-135.42
Lettuce (1 head) 141.40 J$ 100.00-250.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 155.05 J$ 100.00-200.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,850.00 J$ 1,400.00-2,500.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 175.51 J$ 105.26-350.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 292.71 J$ 250.00-350.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 825.00 J$ 406.26-1,060.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 100.00 J$ 100.00-120.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 7,847.83 J$ 5,000.00-12,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 350.00 J$ 140.00-500.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 348.43 J$ 241.40-563.27
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 1,000.00 J$ 700.00-1,500.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 542.90 J$ 467.88-609.39
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) 3,477,355.75 J$ 2,000,000.00-4,300,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 13,283.92 J$ 8,000.00-21,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 5.81 J$ 3.00-10.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 5,296.27 J$ 4,000.00-7,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 6,111.11 J$ 3,600.00-10,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 5,847.83 J$ 2,000.00-10,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,350.00 J$ 1,050.00-1,800.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 40,759.26 J$ 20,000.00-75,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 233,333.33 J$ 100,000.00-500,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 5,137.07 J$ 2,500.00-9,500.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 5,020.41 J$ 3,500.00-8,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 8,071.43 J$ 5,000.00-13,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 8,969.42 J$ 5,600.00-15,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 64,214.50 J$ 35,000.00-85,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 32,729.19 J$ 20,000.00-60,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 109,986.28 J$ 67,710.19-180,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 64,965.91 J$ 40,000.00-100,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 23,380.47 J$ 12,999.89-32,825.60
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 21,706.64 J$ 7,999.93-31,335.99
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 72,445.66 J$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.61 6.00-18.00

Prices in Jamaica

These data are based on 1014 entries in the past 18 months from 147 different contributors.
Last update: August 2018
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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