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Cost of Living in Kingston, Jamaica

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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 70.84
Rent Index: 24.44
Groceries Index: 65.22
Restaurants Index: 48.39
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 48.33
Local Purchasing Power: 87.06

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 600.00 J$
500.00
1,200.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 4,600.00 J$
4,000.00
5,627.50
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 600.00 J$
600.00
750.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 250.00 J$
160.00
440.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 400.00 J$
250.00
500.00
Cappuccino (regular) 278.57 J$
168.82
350.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 116.88 J$
100.00
150.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 80.01 J$
60.00
100.00
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 207.21 J$
112.55
254.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 258.00 J$
180.00
300.00
Rice (white), (1kg) 247.80 J$
120.00
300.00
Eggs (12) 252.02 J$
240.00
280.00
Local Cheese (1kg) 675.87 J$
450.00
1,102.31
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 900.00 J$
800.00
1,000.00
Apples (1kg) 245.00 J$
240.00
250.00
Oranges (1kg) 167.50 J$
120.00
200.00
Tomato (1kg) 222.50 J$
200.00
250.00
Potato (1kg) 190.50 J$
112.00
250.00
Lettuce (1 head) 113.33 J$
100.00
120.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 177.50 J$
110.00
300.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,200.00 J$
1,000.00
1,500.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 202.50 J$
150.00
300.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 450.00 J$
400.00
500.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 550.00 J$
500.00
600.00
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 100.00 J$
90.00
120.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 5,200.00 J$
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 300.00 J$
300.00
400.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 350.00 J$
350.00
350.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 750.00 J$
500.00
1,000.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 130.50 J$
123.00
137.00
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 3,200,000.00 J$
2,900,000.00
3,500,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 14,233.33 J$
10,000.00
20,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 34.00 J$
12.00
50.00
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 2,974.00 J$
2,500.00
3,500.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 11,000.00 J$
10,000.00
12,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 3,000.00 J$
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 900.00 J$
800.00
1,200.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 7,374.75 J$
5,999.00
8,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,524.27 J$
4,000.00
5,095.07
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 7,626.50 J$
6,000.00
11,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 10,620.79 J$
9,000.00
12,228.16
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 57,500.00 J$
30,000.00
90,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 39,666.67 J$
20,000.00
70,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 175,000.00 J$
150,000.00
200,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 83,333.33 J$
60,000.00
100,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre ?
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 101,901.31 J$
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 202,500.00 J$
155,000.00
250,000.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 16.25
16.00
16.50

These data are based on 298 entries in the past 18 months from 38 different contributors.

Last update: September, 2014

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2 Comments so far

#Dip on Mar 04, 2013 :
2 bedroom apt in KGn 6 5 area costs 1500 usd. Supermarket trip costs per week 80 usd for 2 persons. Car are super expensive ... A car in Jamaica cost double than us price. Bigger engines be ready to shell out 3 times us price. Telephone call tax is crazy 20 pct . Gct is 17 pct
#Dwayne Nesbeth on Aug 04, 2011 :
The prices of rent are well understated. They appear to be only about 25% of the true cost. A one bedroom apartment (Kinston 5, 6 and 7 addresses) rents for about JA$80,000, the conversion rate is JA$86 to US$1

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