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Cost of Living in Jamaica

Cost of Living in Jamaica

Cost of Living in Jamaica

Summary:

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs are (357,052.90J$) without rent.
  • A single person estimated monthly costs are  (98,683.38J$) without rent.

Restaurants
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 725.00 J$ 450.001,081.65
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 7,000.00 J$ 5,000.0015,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 900.00 J$ 710.001,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 300.00 J$ 154.52774.55
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 400.00 J$ 300.00772.61
Cappuccino (regular) 427.08 J$ 120.00850.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 149.23 J$ 100.00309.04
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 115.74 J$ 80.00200.00

Markets
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 417.08 J$ 300.00650.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 386.07 J$ 275.58468.48
Rice (white), (1kg) 129.31 J$ 55.00264.55
Eggs (regular) (12) 395.45 J$ 180.00500.00
Local Cheese (1kg) 1,465.19 J$ 551.163,968.32
Chicken Fillets (1kg) 704.72 J$ 250.001,390.69
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 958.48 J$ 400.001,600.00
Apples (1kg) 624.40 J$ 200.002,204.62
Banana (1kg) 401.69 J$ 120.00881.85
Oranges (1kg) 375.35 J$ 150.00800.00
Tomato (1kg) 309.40 J$ 150.00700.00
Potato (1kg) 360.61 J$ 160.00881.85
Onion (1kg) 370.67 J$ 170.00760.00
Lettuce (1 head) 267.33 J$ 150.00500.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 145.31 J$ 90.00250.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,500.00 J$ 1,000.004,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 284.64 J$ 200.00450.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 390.90 J$ 190.00550.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 1,400.00 J$ 720.001,500.00

Transportation
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 120.00 J$ 100.00200.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 5,000.00 J$ 2,173.918,695.65
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 250.00 J$ 140.00500.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 500.00 J$ 150.00500.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 1,400.00 J$ 1,000.001,600.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 174.96 J$ 135.00200.00
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 5,000,000.00 J$ 3,800,000.006,500,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 4,762,584.55 J$ 4,326,600.945,336,660.00

Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 11,791.25 J$ 7,000.0025,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 9.27 J$ 4.5010.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 5,971.07 J$ 5,000.009,500.00

Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 5,816.19 J$ 4,000.008,500.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 1,762.50 J$ 900.003,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,425.00 J$ 1,000.001,699.74

Childcare
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 30,666.67 J$ 15,000.0050,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 194,375.00 J$ 60,000.00400,000.00

Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 4,340.00 J$ 2,000.007,500.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, …) 3,128.57 J$ 1,850.006,500.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 8,168.75 J$ 5,000.0012,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 9,852.94 J$ 4,500.0018,000.00

Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 76,569.16 J$ 30,000.00367,452.04
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 46,190.48 J$ 20,000.00319,704.90
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 155,831.84 J$ 60,000.00540,825.12
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 106,292.08 J$ 40,000.00540,825.12

Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 635,074.45 J$ 224,364.811,378,282.79
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 622,060.97 J$ 100,000.001,164,079.69

Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 81,146.65 J$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 8.08 5.0012.00

Prices in Jamaica

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Last update: May 2022
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