Burundi vs Jamaica - Cost of Living Comparison

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Burundi Jamaica
🚶 Cost of living one person
$431
$1039
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1274
$2670
🏠 One person rent
$154
$449
🏘️ Family rent
$363
$998
🍽️ Food expenses
$179
$414
🚐 Transport expenses
$33.9
$95.4
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$342
$763
💸 GDP per capita
$238
$6047
😃 Human freedom index
4.82
7.53
❤️ Life expectancy
61.7
70.5
👮 Corruption perceptions index
17
44
🌐 English speaking %
2%
97.6%
🎓 Higher education
21
69
😀 Quality of life
9
42
🏙️ Population
11.5M
2.7M

The average cost of living in Burundi ($431) is 59% less expensive than in Jamaica ($1039). Burundi ranked 191st vs 73rd 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 0.8 months in Burundi compared to 0.7 months in Jamaica. Ranked 193rd and 114th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Burundi vs Jamaica

We calculate prices for Burundi and Jamaica as a population-weighted mean of 8 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.

Burundi Jamaica
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$1.74
$6.13
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$11.5
$57.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$1.78
$6.98
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.98
$2.55
 Cappuccino
$1.52
$3.62
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.44
$1.22
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$212
$450
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$65.2
$278
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$420
$1134
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$268
$734
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$8.6
$90.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$13.1
$139
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$51.1
$45.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
14.75%
7.91%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1441
$2267
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$776
$4269
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.18
$0.94
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$12.8
$40.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.37
$26
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.82
$1.36
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.63
$3.15
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.52
$2.81
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.93
$1.47
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.74
$3.46
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.33
$11.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.75
$6.46
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.34
$8.16
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.65
$5.28
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.36
$2.88
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$3.23
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.8
$2.55
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.4
$2.53
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.43
$2.23
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.47
$0.82
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.01
$1.94
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.5
$11.3
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.06
$2.31
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.13
$8.44
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.47
$6.63
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$9
$5.99
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.71
$3.29
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.33
$1.78
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$15.8
$65.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$17.9
$8.92
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$13.2
$25.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.85
$9.12
👖 Brand Jeans
$16.1
$31.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$35.8
$61.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$232
$192
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9800
$2149

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In Burundi

City Cost of living Population
Bujumbura
$432
659K
Gitega
$426
135K
Ngozi
$424
39.9K
Bubanza
$425
20K
Muyinga
$424
9.61K
Makamba
$423
9.4K
Ruyigi
$424
7.14K
Rutana
$424
5.87K

In Jamaica

City Cost of living Population
Kingston
$1191
580K
Spanish Town
$814
131K
Half Way Tree
$886
96.5K
Montego Bay
$1011
110K
May Pen
$930
61.5K
Mandeville
$648
48.3K
Linstead
$1005
22.8K
Old Harbour
$696
28.7K
Savanna-la-Mar
$999
22.6K
Port Antonio
$764
14.8K