- Cost of Living
- Jamaica
- Egypt
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Jamaica**
compared to
**Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 85% | |||
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Food in Jamaica is 85% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | J$752 (E£ 106) | E£ 146 | - 27% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | J$659 (E£ 93) | E£ 70 | + 34% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | J$320 (E£ 45) | E£ 39 | + 17% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | J$377 (E£ 53) | E£ 14 | + 268% | |

12 eggs, large | J$345 (E£ 49) | E£ 22 | + 123% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | J$321 (E£ 45) | E£ 11 | + 325% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | J$614 (E£ 87) | E£ 33 | + 166% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | J$854 (E£ 121) | E£ 26 | + 370% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | J$316 (E£ 45) | E£ 7 | + 550% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | J$224 (E£ 32) | E£ 22 | + 43% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | J$1,815 (E£ 257) | E£ 152 | + 68% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | J$194 (E£ 27) | E£ 13 | + 117% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | J$172 (E£ 24) | E£ 5.73 | + 325% | |

Housing | + 96% | |||

Housing in Jamaica is 96% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | J$162,483 (E£ 22,976) | E£ 8,335 | + 176% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | J$55,380 (E£ 7,831) | E£ 5,159 | + 52% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | J$13,577 (E£ 1,920) | E£ 908 | + 111% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | J$75,025 (E£ 10,609) | E£ 6,098 | + 74% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | J$35,731 (E£ 5,052) | E£ 3,794 | + 33% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | J$7,611 (E£ 1,076) | E£ 610 | + 76% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | J$5,218 (E£ 738) | E£ 251 | + 194% | |

40” flat screen TV | J$63,649 (E£ 9,000) | E£ 6,021 | + 49% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | J$17,547 (E£ 2,481) | E£ 3,030 | - 18% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | J$1,167 (E£ 165) | E£ 102 | + 62% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | J$375 (E£ 53) | E£ 91 | - 42% | |

Clothes | - 13% | |||

Clothes in Jamaica is 13% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | J$5,328 (E£ 753) | E£ 874 | - 14% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | J$4,865 (E£ 688) | E£ 761 | - 10% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | J$8,767 (E£ 1,240) | E£ 1,862 | - 33% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | J$8,399 (E£ 1,188) | E£ 1,123 | + 6% | |

Transportation | + 52% | |||

Transportation in Jamaica is 52% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | J$3,825,000 (E£ 540,874) | E£ 444,807 | + 22% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | J$154 (E£ 22) | E£ 5.87 | + 270% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | J$5,050 (E£ 714) | E£ 435 | + 64% | |

Personal Care | + 90% | |||

Personal Care in Jamaica is 90% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | J$881 (E£ 125) | E£ 41 | + 206% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | J$2,267 (E£ 321) | E£ 74 | + 331% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | J$3,334 (E£ 471) | E£ 334 | + 41% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | J$1,029 (E£ 145) | E£ 60 | + 142% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | J$453 (E£ 64) | E£ 50 | + 29% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | J$667 (E£ 94) | E£ 52 | + 81% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | J$368 (E£ 52) | E£ 26 | + 103% | |

Tube of toothpaste | J$225 (E£ 32) | E£ 20 | + 55% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | J$825 (E£ 117) | E£ 70 | + 67% | |

Entertainment | + 32% | |||

Entertainment in Jamaica is 32% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | J$4,339 (E£ 614) | E£ 329 | + 86% | |

2 tickets to the movies | J$2,493 (E£ 352) | E£ 134 | + 163% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | J$3,667 (E£ 518) | E£ 728 | - 29% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | J$6,500 (E£ 919) | E£ 524 | + 75% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | J$916 (E£ 130) | E£ 91 | + 42% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | J$565 (E£ 80) | E£ 42 | + 92% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | J$451 (E£ 64) | E£ 43 | + 49% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | J$92,401 (E£ 13,066) | E£ 10,473 | + 25% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | J$8 (E£ 1.18) | E£ 4.68 | - 75% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | J$9,333 (E£ 1,320) | E£ 820 | + 61% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | J$1,033 (E£ 146) | E£ 37 | + 299% | |

TOTAL | + 60% |

This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 3,227 prices entered by 351 different people.

These prices were last updated on November 14, 2018.
Exchange rate:
0.14141
EGP
/
JMD

#
Cost of living in
**Jamaica**
is
**60% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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