Afghanistan vs Jamaica - Cost of Living Comparison

Afghanistan Jamaica
🚶 Cost of living one person
$397
$875
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$883
$2153
🏠 One person rent
$164
$375
🏘️ Family rent
$232
$722
🍽️ Food expenses
$144
$352
🚐 Transport expenses
$54.6
$76.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$169
$531
💸 GDP per capita
$517
$4665
😃 Human freedom index
4
7.91
❤️ Life expectancy
65.2
74.6
👮 Corruption perceptions index
16
44
🌐 English speaking %
6%
97.6%
🎓 Higher education
25
77
😀 Quality of life
17
48
🏙️ Population
37.5M
2.89M

The average cost of living in Afghanistan ($397) is 55% less expensive than in Jamaica ($875). Afghanistan ranked 193rd vs 83rd 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 0.4 months in Afghanistan compared to 0.6 months in Jamaica. Ranked 188th and 98th 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
$2.16
$5.08
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$11
$44
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.39
$6
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.82
$2.09
 Cappuccino
$1.44
$3.11
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.26
$0.87
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$124
$401
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$80.2
$240
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$218
$919
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$125
$503
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$25.9
$61.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$39.9
$94.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$48.8
$41.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
13.04%
7.85%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$770
$1561
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$313
$764
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.22
$0.81
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$17.6
$34.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.35
$20
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.72
$1.21
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.6
$2.9
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.28
$2.49
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.89
$0.86
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.21
$2.65
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.2
$11.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.03
$5.31
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.88
$6.79
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.7
$4.28
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.95
$2.11
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$2.75
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.47
$2.15
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.32
$1.84
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.23
$1.97
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.2
$0.68
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.78
$1.37
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.4
$12.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.35
$2.14
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.63
$8.08
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.94
$7.36
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.72
$5.99
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.8
$2.83
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.36
$1.8
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$12.5
$49.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.44
$8.71
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$20.4
$21.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.36
$8.34
👖 Brand Jeans
$17.7
$25.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$32.9
$56.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$22.2
$210
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1250
$1798

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Afghanistan

City Cost of living Population
Kabul
$422
4.27M
Mazar-i-Sharif
$355
469K
Kandahar
$373
614K
Herat
$383
556K
Kunduz
$363
357K
Jalalabad
$361
263K
Lashkargah
$355
202K
Sheberghan
$352
176K
Khost
$346
160K
Ghazni
$346
143K
Puli Khumri
$349
114K
Gardez
$353
70K

In Jamaica

City Cost of living Population
Kingston
$1016
580K
Spanish Town
$681
131K
Half Way Tree
$686
96.5K
Montego Bay
$880
110K
May Pen
$663
61.5K
Mandeville
$592
48.3K
Old Harbour
$655
28.7K
Savanna-la-Mar
$797
22.6K
Linstead
$813
22.8K
Port Antonio
$652
14.4K