Belize vs Jamaica - Cost of Living Comparison

Belize Jamaica
🚶 Cost of living one person
$840
$875
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1904
$2153
🏠 One person rent
$396
$375
🏘️ Family rent
$587
$722
🍽️ Food expenses
$305
$352
🚐 Transport expenses
$59.4
$76.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$888
$531
💸 GDP per capita
$4115
$4665
😃 Human freedom index
7.64
7.91
❤️ Life expectancy
74.8
74.6
👮 Corruption perceptions index
58
44
🌐 English speaking %
81.7%
97.6%
🎓 Higher education
25
77
😀 Quality of life
38
48
🏙️ Population
375K
2.89M

The average cost of living in Belize ($840) is 4% less expensive than in Jamaica ($875). Belize ranked 92nd 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 1.1 months in Belize compared to 0.6 months in Jamaica. Ranked 127th and 98th 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
$4.09
$5.08
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22.4
$44
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.84
$6
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.55
$2.09
 Cappuccino
$3.62
$3.11
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.24
$0.87
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$376
$401
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$239
$240
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$638
$919
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$369
$503
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$64.8
$61.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$100
$94.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$64.3
$41.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.03%
7.85%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$703
$1561
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$946
$764
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.54
$0.81
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$44.3
$34.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$22
$20
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.54
$1.21
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.82
$2.9
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.43
$2.49
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.59
$0.86
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.05
$2.65
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.86
$11.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.6
$5.31
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.8
$6.79
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.95
$4.28
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$2.11
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.18
$2.75
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.26
$2.15
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.8
$1.84
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.75
$1.97
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.75
$0.68
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.97
$1.37
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.3
$12.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.82
$2.14
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.06
$8.08
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$11.5
$7.36
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.86
$5.99
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.5
$2.83
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.54
$1.8
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$31
$49.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$7.5
$8.71
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$29
$21.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.78
$8.34
👖 Brand Jeans
$37.4
$25.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$95.2
$56.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$130
$210
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3674
$1798

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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
$826
57.2K
Belmopan
$803
17.2K
San Pedro Town
$848
11.8K
San Ignacio
$920
17K
Caye Caulker
$848
2K

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