Belize vs Jamaica - Cost of Living Comparison

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Belize Jamaica
🚶 Cost of living one person
$867
$1043
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2052
$2707
🏠 One person rent
$386
$444
🏘️ Family rent
$612
$1004
🍽️ Food expenses
$342
$420
🚐 Transport expenses
$59.3
$96.9
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1309
$712
💸 GDP per capita
$6984
$6047
😃 Human freedom index
6.82
7.56
❤️ Life expectancy
70.5
70.5
👮 Corruption perceptions index
58
44
🌐 English speaking %
81.7%
97.6%
🎓 Higher education
23
69
😀 Quality of life
49
41
🏙️ Population
375K
2.7M

The average cost of living in Belize ($867) is 17% less expensive than in Jamaica ($1043). Belize ranked 98th 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 1.5 months in Belize compared to 0.7 months in Jamaica. Ranked 84th and 116th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Belize vs Jamaica

We calculate prices for Belize and Jamaica as a population-weighted mean of 5 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.

Belize Jamaica
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.37
$6.04
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$21.6
$58.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.3
$7.28
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.75
$2.25
 Cappuccino
$4.04
$3.64
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.26
$1.13
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$360
$439
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$230
$279
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$626
$1145
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$394
$743
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$78.4
$86.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$120
$134
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$52.3
$45.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12.56%
8.67%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$201
$2234
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$946
$4227
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.5
$0.93
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$43.8
$42.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$22.1
$26.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.55
$1.3
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.91
$3.67
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.35
$2.88
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.38
$1.27
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.22
$3.63
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.2
$12
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.52
$6.26
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.96
$7.12
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.32
$5.11
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.65
$2.9
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.75
$3.51
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.78
$2.48
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2
$2.46
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.4
$2.18
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.82
$0.97
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.73
$1.74
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.5
$10.8
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.03
$2.57
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.42
$8.81
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$11.6
$6.68
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.87
$6.82
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.51
$3.27
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.54
$1.77
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$33.8
$68
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$7.51
$9.32
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$29.1
$24.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.2
$9.21
👖 Brand Jeans
$34.4
$32
👟 Brand Sneakers
$93.2
$64.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$213
$223
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5496
$2035

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Cities Comparison in Belize vs Jamaica

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Belize

City Cost of living Population
Belize City
$850
57.2K
San Ignacio
$988
26.2K
Belmopan
$712
17.2K
San Pedro Town
$894
11.8K
Caye Caulker
$927
2K

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