- Cost of Living
- Jamaica
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 99% | |||
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Food in Jamaica is 99% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | J$808 (E£ 110) | E£ 137 | - 20% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | J$699 (E£ 95) | E£ 68 | + 39% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | J$337 (E£ 46) | E£ 39 | + 19% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | J$370 (E£ 50) | E£ 14 | + 247% | |

12 eggs, large | J$385 (E£ 52) | E£ 21 | + 148% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | J$292 (E£ 40) | E£ 10 | + 294% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | J$614 (E£ 83) | E£ 32 | + 159% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | J$912 (E£ 124) | E£ 25 | + 398% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | J$329 (E£ 45) | E£ 7 | + 516% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | J$216 (E£ 29) | E£ 22 | + 34% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | J$2,010 (E£ 273) | E£ 150 | + 83% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | J$197 (E£ 27) | E£ 13 | + 113% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | J$247 (E£ 33) | E£ 5.66 | + 491% | |

Housing | + 100% | |||

Housing in Jamaica is 100% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | J$173,805 (E£ 23,605) | E£ 8,575 | + 175% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | J$63,304 (E£ 8,597) | E£ 5,178 | + 66% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | J$11,501 (E£ 1,562) | E£ 865 | + 81% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | J$79,789 (E£ 10,836) | E£ 6,009 | + 80% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | J$46,297 (E£ 6,288) | E£ 3,965 | + 59% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | J$8,088 (E£ 1,098) | E£ 619 | + 77% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | J$5,019 (E£ 682) | E£ 232 | + 193% | |

40” flat screen TV | J$62,414 (E£ 8,476) | E£ 5,919 | + 43% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | J$21,679 (E£ 2,944) | E£ 2,926 | + 1% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | J$1,612 (E£ 219) | E£ 97 | + 125% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | J$501 (E£ 68) | E£ 91 | - 26% | |

Clothes | - 11% | |||

Clothes in Jamaica is 11% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | J$5,658 (E£ 768) | E£ 892 | - 14% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | J$5,948 (E£ 808) | E£ 828 | - 2% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | J$8,147 (E£ 1,106) | E£ 1,829 | - 40% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | J$5,702 (E£ 774) | E£ 938 | - 17% | |

Transportation | + 42% | |||

Transportation in Jamaica is 42% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | J$3,722,770 (E£ 505,592) | E£ 438,533 | + 15% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | J$161 (E£ 22) | E£ 6 | + 256% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | J$5,300 (E£ 720) | E£ 491 | + 46% | |

Personal Care | + 84% | |||

Personal Care in Jamaica is 84% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | J$917 (E£ 125) | E£ 37 | + 234% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | J$3,374 (E£ 458) | E£ 74 | + 522% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | J$3,445 (E£ 468) | E£ 295 | + 58% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | J$943 (E£ 128) | E£ 60 | + 113% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | J$333 (E£ 45) | E£ 50 | - 10% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | J$520 (E£ 71) | E£ 47 | + 49% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | J$283 (E£ 38) | E£ 26 | + 50% | |

Tube of toothpaste | J$218 (E£ 30) | E£ 21 | + 39% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | J$963 (E£ 131) | E£ 72 | + 82% | |

Entertainment | + 48% | |||

Entertainment in Jamaica is 48% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | J$3,952 (E£ 537) | E£ 317 | + 69% | |

2 tickets to the movies | J$2,595 (E£ 352) | E£ 131 | + 168% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | J$4,156 (E£ 564) | E£ 797 | - 29% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | J$8,157 (E£ 1,108) | E£ 525 | + 111% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | J$859 (E£ 117) | E£ 95 | + 23% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | J$528 (E£ 72) | E£ 40 | + 81% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | J$320 (E£ 43) | E£ 40 | + 10% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | J$82,245 (E£ 11,170) | E£ 10,146 | + 10% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | - | E£ 3.42 | - | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | J$9,031 (E£ 1,226) | E£ 727 | + 69% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | J$720 (E£ 98) | E£ 37 | + 163% | |

TOTAL | + 64% |

These prices were last updated on January 22, 2019.
Exchange rate:
0.13581
EGP
/
JMD

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#
Cost of living in
**Jamaica**
is
**64% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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