Cost of Living Comparison

JMD
COMPARED TO
SBD

Jamaica is 9.3% more expensive than Solomon Islands.

If you lived in Solomon Islands instead of Jamaica, you would:
local_dining

pay 42.8% more for restaurants

  Jamaica help_outline Solomon Islands help_outline  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $5.97
$759.93
$6.94
$54.54
+16.3%
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$6.28
$799.10
$10.37
$81.45
+65.2%
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $0.74
$94.01
??
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $0.73
$93.14
$1.22
$9.58
+66.8%

Jamaica vs. Solomon Islands - Cost of restaurants
local_grocery_store

pay 52.8% more for groceries

  Jamaica help_outline Solomon Islands help_outline  
Bread
1 loaf
$2.14
$272.07
$1.71
$13.42
-20.1%
Local cheese (8 oz) $2.58
$329.04
??
Milk (1 gallon) $8.71
$1,109.14
??
Eggs
1 dozen
$2.53
$321.99
$4.27
$33.54
+68.8%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $2.03
$258.29
??
Apples (1 lb) $2.43
$309.16
??
Bananas (1 lb) $0.63
$80.07
??
Oranges (1 lb) $0.82
$104.24
??
Tomatoes (1 lb) $0.36
$45.49
??
Potatoes (1 lb) $0.53
$67.57
??
Onions (1 lb) $0.20
$25.59
$0.83
$6.52
+313.0%

Jamaica vs. Solomon Islands - Cost of groceries
drive_eta

pay 26.9% more for transportation

  Jamaica help_outline Solomon Islands help_outline  
Gasoline (1 gallon) $4.59
$584.08
$4.44
$34.87
-3.2%
Monthly public transit pass $47.99
$6,110.79
??
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $27,441.43
$3,494,116.76
??
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $12.87
$1,638.39
$16.70
$131.20
+29.8%

Jamaica vs. Solomon Islands - Cost of transportation
home

pay 2.2 times more for housing

  Jamaica help_outline Solomon Islands help_outline  
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$36.87
$4,694.18
??
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $523.53
$66,661.69
$1,288.58
$10,123.04
+146.1%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $271.34
$34,549.45
$513.22
$4,031.81
+89.1%
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
including electric, gas, water, heating
$59.29
$7,548.78
$74.62
$586.25
+25.9%

Jamaica vs. Solomon Islands - Cost of housing
child_care

pay 83.0% less for childcare

  Jamaica help_outline Solomon Islands help_outline  
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $282.41
$35,959.63
$55.40
$435.22
-80.4%
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $1,230.56
$156,686.85
$201.27
$1,581.17
-83.6%

Jamaica vs. Solomon Islands - Cost of childcare
gamepad

pay 91.7% more for entertainment and sports

  Jamaica help_outline Solomon Islands help_outline  
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $1.85
$235.03
$2.74
$21.56
+48.7%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $2.49
$317.29
$3.96
$31.14
+59.1%
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$8.17
$1,040.40
??
Monthly membership at local gym $41.23
$5,250.36
$91.49
$718.72
+121.9%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $9.48
$1,206.49
$7.32
$57.50
-22.8%

Jamaica vs. Solomon Islands - Cost of entertainment and sports
store

pay 32.3% less for clothing

  Jamaica help_outline Solomon Islands help_outline  
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$32.96
$4,196.97
$9.15
$71.87
-72.2%
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$11.08
$1,410.18
$9.76
$76.66
-11.9%
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$52.91
$6,737.53
$27.45
$215.61
-48.1%
Men's business shoes (leather) $61.53
$7,834.34
$60.99
$479.14
-0.9%

Jamaica vs. Solomon Islands - Cost of clothing
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