Cost of living in Jamaica compared to Egypt
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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$834 (E£ 99) | E£ 128 | - 23% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) | J$746 (E£ 88) | E£ 73 | + 20% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | J$498 (E£ 59) | E£ 43 | + 38% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | J$344 (E£ 41) | E£ 15 | + 164% | |
12 eggs, large | J$412 (E£ 49) | E£ 20 | + 146% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | J$272 (E£ 32) | E£ 9 | + 272% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | J$737 (E£ 87) | E£ 43 | + 105% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | J$672 (E£ 80) | E£ 24 | + 236% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | J$329 (E£ 39) | E£ 8 | + 392% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | J$238 (E£ 28) | E£ 24 | + 18% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | J$2,347 (E£ 278) | E£ 168 | + 65% | |
2 liters of coca-cola | J$171 (E£ 20) | E£ 13 | + 54% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | J$310 (E£ 37) | E£ 7 | + 429% | |
Housing | + 129% | |||
Housing in Jamaica is 129% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area | J$142,797 (E£ 16,886) | E£ 9,581 | + 76% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area | J$64,721 (E£ 7,654) | E£ 4,820 | + 59% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | J$14,805 (E£ 1,751) | E£ 687 | + 155% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area | J$84,981 (E£ 10,049) | E£ 6,245 | + 61% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area | J$47,991 (E£ 5,675) | E£ 3,546 | + 60% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio | J$9,553 (E£ 1,130) | E£ 699 | + 62% | |
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) | J$13,343 (E£ 1,578) | E£ 201 | + 685% | |
40” flat screen tv | J$55,652 (E£ 6,581) | E£ 5,334 | + 23% | |
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) | J$32,810 (E£ 3,880) | E£ 2,705 | + 43% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | J$1,684 (E£ 199) | E£ 75 | + 166% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | J$635 (E£ 75) | E£ 61 | + 24% | |
Clothes | - 27% | |||
Clothes in Jamaica is 27% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) | J$4,241 (E£ 502) | E£ 689 | - 27% | |
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) | J$4,648 (E£ 550) | E£ 769 | - 29% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) | J$7,911 (E£ 935) | E£ 1,889 | - 50% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | J$10,978 (E£ 1,298) | E£ 963 | + 35% | |
Transportation | + 57% | |||
Transportation in Jamaica is 57% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new | J$4,053,200 (E£ 479,310) | E£ 406,747 | + 18% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | J$159 (E£ 19) | E£ 7 | + 159% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | J$6,335 (E£ 749) | E£ 392 | + 91% | |
Personal Care | + 98% | |||
Personal Care in Jamaica is 98% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) | J$579 (E£ 68) | E£ 51 | + 34% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | J$4,180 (E£ 494) | E£ 64 | + 674% | |
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) | J$3,507 (E£ 415) | E£ 281 | + 47% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) | J$730 (E£ 86) | E£ 99 | - 13% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | J$720 (E£ 85) | E£ 43 | + 99% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | J$430 (E£ 51) | E£ 44 | + 16% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | J$325 (E£ 38) | E£ 23 | + 65% | |
Tube of toothpaste | J$239 (E£ 28) | E£ 25 | + 12% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | J$1,116 (E£ 132) | E£ 70 | + 90% | |
Entertainment | + 47% | |||
Entertainment in Jamaica is 47% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | J$4,690 (E£ 555) | E£ 405 | + 37% | |
2 tickets to the movies | J$3,409 (E£ 403) | E£ 155 | + 160% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | J$4,547 (E£ 538) | E£ 1,080 | - 50% | |
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | J$9,695 (E£ 1,146) | E£ 560 | + 105% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | J$731 (E£ 86) | E£ 80 | + 8% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | J$431 (E£ 51) | E£ 36 | + 42% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | J$323 (E£ 38) | E£ 46 | - 17% | |
Ipad wi-fi 128gb | J$78,856 (E£ 9,325) | E£ 9,726 | - 4% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | J$17 (E£ 1.99) | E£ 1.68 | + 19% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | J$9,276 (E£ 1,097) | E£ 495 | + 121% | |
1 package of marlboro cigarettes | J$857 (E£ 101) | E£ 40 | + 154% | |
TOTAL | + 67% |
These prices were last updated on January 18, 2020.
Exchange rate:
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This comparison is based on abundant and consistent data. It is based on 1,924 prices entered by 198 different people.
Cost of living in Jamaica is 67% more expensive than in Egypt
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