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Cost of Living Comparison in Jamaica 2020

Spending, Expenses and Savings Comparison in Jamaica

The average person in Jamaica spends around 73% of their income and saves approximatly 27%.
Percentage of Income
Average per month
Monthly Income 150,000 JMD
Monthly Spending 73%
109,000 JMD
Monthly Savings 27%
40,700 JMD
Breakdown of monthly expenses and spending:
Percentage of Income
Average per month
Groceries / Food 12%
17,200 JMD
Rent 15%
22,900 JMD
Healthcare 2%
2,860 JMD
Water / Electricity 7%
11,000 JMD
Bank Loans 7%
11,200 JMD
Transport / Vehicle 9%
13,700 JMD
Schools / Education 8%
12,200 JMD
Other Expenses 12%
18,000 JMD

Marital Status: Single


Cost of living comparison for Single people in Jamaica. Comparing monthly spending with monthly money saved.
Percentage of Income
Average per month
Monthly Income 152,000 JMD
Monthly Spending 68%
104,000 JMD
Monthly Savings 32%
47,900 JMD
Breakdown of monthly expenses and spending:
Percentage of Income
Average per month
Groceries / Food 11%
16,200 JMD
Rent 12%
18,800 JMD
Healthcare 2%
3,440 JMD
Water / Electricity 6%
9,810 JMD
Bank Loans 8%
12,200 JMD
Transport / Vehicle 9%
14,300 JMD
Schools / Education 6%
9,440 JMD
Other Expenses 13%
19,900 JMD


Marital Status: Married


Cost of living comparison for Married people in Jamaica. Comparing monthly spending with monthly money saved.
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Children
1
Child
2
Children
4
Children
Percentage of Income
Average per month
Monthly Income 135,000 JMD 80,000 JMD 65,000 JMD 300,000 JMD
Monthly Spending 91%
124,000 JMD
70%
56,000 JMD
92%
60,000 JMD
88%
263,000 JMD
Monthly Savings 9%
11,500 JMD
30%
24,000 JMD
8%
5,000 JMD
12%
37,000 JMD
Breakdown of monthly expenses and spending:
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Children
1
Child
2
Children
4
Children
Percentage of Income
Average per month
Groceries / Food 20%
27,500 JMD
25%
20,000 JMD
15%
10,000 JMD
6%
18,000 JMD
Rent 33%
45,000 JMD
0%
0 JMD
46%
30,000 JMD
20%
60,000 JMD
Healthcare 2%
2,500 JMD
0%
0 JMD
0%
0 JMD
0%
0 JMD
Water / Electricity 8%
11,000 JMD
15%
12,000 JMD
23%
15,000 JMD
8%
25,000 JMD
Bank Loans 6%
7,500 JMD
0%
0 JMD
0%
0 JMD
8%
25,000 JMD
Transport / Vehicle 11%
15,000 JMD
18%
14,000 JMD
8%
5,000 JMD
3%
10,000 JMD
Schools / Education 2%
2,500 JMD
0%
0 JMD
0%
0 JMD
33%
100,000 JMD
Other Expenses 9%
12,500 JMD
13%
10,000 JMD
0%
0 JMD
8%
25,000 JMD

Cost of Living Comparison By City


IncomeSpendingSavings
Percentage of income
Average per month
Kingston151,000 JMD76%
115,000 JMD
-76%
35,900 JMD
May Pen100,000 JMD90%
90,000 JMD
-90%
10,000 JMD
Montego Bay60,000 JMD85%
51,000 JMD
-85%
9,000 JMD
Other220,000 JMD45%
99,000 JMD
-45%
121,000 JMD
Portmore195,000 JMD46%
90,000 JMD
-46%
105,000 JMD

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