New York is 3.4 times more expensive than Jamaica.

If you lived in New York instead of Jamaica, you would:

pay 2.5 times more for restaurants

 
Jamaica
New York
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $4.79
$610.16
$16.88
 
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$5.41
$689.19
$8.61
 
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $0.89
$112.84
$2.05
 

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pay 59.9% more for groceries

 
Jamaica
New York
Bread
1 loaf
$2.15
$273.39
$3.02
 
Local cheese (8 oz) $4.75
$604.85
$5.55
 
Milk (1 gallon) $9.01
$1,146.65
$3.62
 

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pay 28.8% more for transportation

 
Jamaica
New York
Gasoline (1 gallon) $4.05
$515.78
$2.61
 
Monthly public transit pass $41.79
$5,321.39
$113.57
 
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $32,189.62
$4,098,704.14
$24,635.32
 

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pay 3.6 times more for housing

 
Jamaica
New York
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$34.43
$4,383.79
$68.42
 
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $375.14
$47,766.54
$1,581.62
 
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $218.96
$27,880.03
$1,325.41
 

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pay 11.8 times more for childcare

 
Jamaica
New York
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $184.08
$23,439.46
$1,060.80
 
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $875.16
$111,433.52
$15,637.30
 

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pay 83.5% more for entertainment and sports

 
Jamaica
New York
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $1.82
$231.33
$5.16
 
Cappuccino in mid-range area $2.43
$309.35
$4.07
 
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$6.91
$879.51
$11.93
 

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pay 42.6% more for clothing

 
Jamaica
New York
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$31.90
$4,061.70
$44.77
 
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$20.88
$2,658.47
$36.65
 
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$54.82
$6,980.61
$74.52
 

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