Canada vs Jamaica - Cost of Living Comparison

Canada Jamaica
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1832
$875
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4256
$2153
🏠 One person rent
$1065
$375
🏘️ Family rent
$1824
$722
🍽️ Food expenses
$513
$352
🚐 Transport expenses
$128
$76.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$3381
$531
💸 GDP per capita
$43258
$4665
😃 Human freedom index
8.85
7.91
❤️ Life expectancy
81.7
74.6
👮 Corruption perceptions index
74
44
🌐 English speaking %
82.1%
97.6%
🎓 Higher education
99
77
😀 Quality of life
82
48
🏙️ Population
37M
2.89M

The average cost of living in Canada ($1832) is 109% more expensive than in Jamaica ($875). Canada ranked 14th 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 1.8 months in Canada compared to 0.6 months in Jamaica. Ranked 7th and 98th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Canada vs Jamaica

We calculate prices for Canada and Jamaica as a population-weighted mean of 153 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.

Canada Jamaica
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$14
$5.08
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$62.2
$44
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.06
$6
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.11
$2.09
 Cappuccino
$3.56
$3.11
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.83
$0.87
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1053
$401
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$885
$240
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1892
$919
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1564
$503
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$88.2
$61.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$136
$94.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$58
$41.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.09%
7.85%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5829
$1561
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4449
$764
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.59
$0.81
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$82.9
$34.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.5
$20
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.5
$1.21
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.02
$2.9
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$2.22
$2.49
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.73
$0.86
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.04
$2.65
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.6
$11.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
$5.31
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$6.79
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.42
$4.28
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
$2.11
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.31
$2.75
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.55
$2.15
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.21
$1.84
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.17
$1.97
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.11
$0.68
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.14
$1.37
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.7
$12.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.69
$2.14
🚬 Cigarette pack
$12
$8.08
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$9.1
$7.36
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.36
$5.99
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.44
$2.83
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.15
$1.8
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$39.8
$49.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11
$8.71
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$76
$21.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$16
$8.34
👖 Brand Jeans
$53.1
$25.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$84.7
$56.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$864
$210
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$13499
$1798

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Cities Comparison in Canada vs Jamaica

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Canada

City Cost of living Population
Toronto
$2286
2.73M
Calgary
$1881
1.24M
Montreal
$1727
1.76M
Edmonton
$1692
933K
Ottawa
$1867
934K
Brampton
$1957
594K
Vancouver
$2298
631K
Mississauga
$2225
722K
Quebec City
$1249
549K
Surrey
$1950
518K
Winnipeg
$1582
705K
Hamilton
$1926
537K
Halifax
$1926
403K
Laval
$1389
438K
London
$1712
384K
Longueuil
$1411
254K
Markham
$2466
329K
Vaughan
$2378
306K
Oshawa
$1649
159K
Saskatoon
$1513
246K
Burnaby
$2209
233K
Greater Sudbury
$1446
162K
Richmond
$1869
198K
Kitchener
$1693
233K
Richmond Hill
$2166
195K
Regina
$1502
215K
Burlington
$2146
183K
Gatineau
$1490
291K
Oakville
$2191
194K
Windsor
$1812
217K

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