Afghanistan vs Jamaica - Cost of Living Comparison

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Afghanistan Jamaica
🚶 Cost of living one person
$511
$1043
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1060
$2707
🏠 One person rent
$256
$444
🏘️ Family rent
$351
$1004
🍽️ Food expenses
$154
$420
🚐 Transport expenses
$68.9
$96.9
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$175
$712
💸 GDP per capita
$356
$6047
😃 Human freedom index
4
7.56
❤️ Life expectancy
62
70.5
👮 Corruption perceptions index
20
44
🌐 English speaking %
6%
97.6%
🎓 Higher education
24
69
😀 Quality of life
9
41
🏙️ Population
37.5M
2.7M

The average cost of living in Afghanistan ($511) is 51% less expensive than in Jamaica ($1043). Afghanistan ranked 174th vs 75th for Jamaica in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.3 months in Afghanistan compared to 0.7 months in Jamaica. Ranked 193rd and 116th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Afghanistan vs Jamaica

We calculate prices for Afghanistan and Jamaica as a population-weighted mean of 12 and 10 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Afghanistan Jamaica
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.29
$6.04
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$10.5
$58.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.54
$7.28
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.64
$2.25
 Cappuccino
$1.4
$3.64
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.4
$1.13
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$136
$439
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$85.9
$279
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$234
$1145
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$142
$743
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$56.9
$86.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$87.5
$134
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$103
$45.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
14.72%
8.67%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$415
$2234
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$235
$4227
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.33
$0.93
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$17.2
$42.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$8.79
$26.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.93
$1.3
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.71
$3.67
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.28
$2.88
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.47
$1.27
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.46
$3.63
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.82
$12
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.39
$6.26
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.73
$7.12
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.64
$5.11
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.75
$2.9
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$3.51
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.52
$2.48
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.38
$2.46
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.3
$2.18
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.21
$0.97
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.92
$1.74
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.21
$10.8
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.19
$2.57
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.07
$8.81
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.2
$6.68
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.57
$6.82
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1
$3.27
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.79
$1.77
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$11.1
$68
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.39
$9.32
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$14.2
$24.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.9
$9.21
👖 Brand Jeans
$14.6
$32
👟 Brand Sneakers
$38.9
$64.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$24.9
$223
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1273
$2035

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In Afghanistan

City Cost of living Population
Kabul
$554
4.27M
Mazar-i-Sharif
$438
469K
Kandahar
$501
614K
Herat
$500
556K
Kunduz
$435
357K
Jalalabad
$337
263K
Sheberghan
$433
176K
Lashkargah
$471
202K
Khost
$412
160K
Ghazni
$445
143K
Puli Khumri
$427
114K
Gardez
$440
70K

In Jamaica

City Cost of living Population
Kingston
$1206
580K
Spanish Town
$751
131K
Half Way Tree
$1025
96.5K
Montego Bay
$997
110K
May Pen
$764
61.5K
Mandeville
$678
48.3K
Linstead
$924
22.8K
Old Harbour
$699
28.7K
Savanna-la-Mar
$1006
22.6K
Port Antonio
$992
14.8K