Burundi vs Jamaica - Cost of Living Comparison

Burundi Jamaica
🚶 Cost of living one person
$508
$875
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1419
$2153
🏠 One person rent
$181
$375
🏘️ Family rent
$512
$722
🍽️ Food expenses
$236
$352
🚐 Transport expenses
$50.2
$76.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$308
$531
💸 GDP per capita
$239
$4665
😃 Human freedom index
5.02
7.91
❤️ Life expectancy
61.9
74.6
👮 Corruption perceptions index
19
44
🌐 English speaking %
2%
97.6%
🎓 Higher education
24
77
😀 Quality of life
16
48
🏙️ Population
11.5M
2.89M

The average cost of living in Burundi ($508) is 42% less expensive than in Jamaica ($875). Burundi ranked 174th 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 0.6 months in Burundi compared to 0.6 months in Jamaica. Ranked 189th and 98th 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
$2.87
$5.08
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$14.8
$44
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$2.37
$6
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.76
$2.09
 Cappuccino
$2.04
$3.11
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.44
$0.87
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$299
$401
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$84.2
$240
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$725
$919
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$385
$503
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$11.6
$61.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$17.7
$94.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$41.8
$41.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12.99%
7.85%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$936
$1561
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7131
$764
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.24
$0.81
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$19.4
$34.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$8.76
$20
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$1.21
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.02
$2.9
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.67
$2.49
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.03
$0.86
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$2.65
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.71
$11.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.24
$5.31
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.7
$6.79
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.25
$4.28
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.68
$2.11
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
$2.75
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.27
$2.15
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.65
$1.84
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.15
$1.97
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.54
$0.68
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.35
$1.37
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$16.4
$12.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.97
$2.14
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.27
$8.08
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.43
$7.36
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$12
$5.99
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.75
$2.83
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.24
$1.8
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$20.7
$49.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.87
$8.71
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$18.5
$21.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.92
$8.34
👖 Brand Jeans
$16.3
$25.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$35
$56.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$51.6
$210
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$922
$1798

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Burundi

City Cost of living Population
Bujumbura
$513
659K
Gitega
$473
41.9K
Ngozi
$481
39.9K
Bubanza
$482
20K
Muyinga
$481
9.61K
Makamba
$481
9.4K
Ruyigi
$481
7.14K
Rutana
$482
5.87K

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