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Cost of Living in Kingston, Jamaica

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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 67.62
Rent Index: 21.05
Groceries Index: 57.94
Restaurants Index: 49.02
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 45.19
Local Purchasing Power: 65.64

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 600.00 J$
500.00
800.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 5,188.13 J$
4,000.00
6,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 630.24 J$
600.00
745.03
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 250.00 J$
160.00
250.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 350.00 J$
270.00
450.00
Cappuccino (regular) 231.10 J$
130.00
350.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 106.67 J$
90.00
150.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 80.77 J$
60.00
114.62
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 227.16 J$
121.12
254.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 284.00 J$
270.00
300.00
Rice (white), (1kg) 200.99 J$
120.00
273.94
Eggs (12) 265.73 J$
240.00
300.00
Local Cheese (1kg) 763.37 J$
551.16
1,102.31
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 895.46 J$
800.00
1,000.00
Apples (1kg) 296.67 J$
240.00
400.00
Oranges (1kg) 167.50 J$
120.00
200.00
Tomato (1kg) 218.09 J$
180.00
250.00
Potato (1kg) 194.40 J$
112.00
250.00
Lettuce (1 head) 114.00 J$
80.00
150.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 142.00 J$
110.00
200.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,300.00 J$
1,000.00
1,900.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 242.00 J$
150.00
400.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 500.00 J$
400.00
600.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 575.00 J$
550.00
600.00
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 120.00 J$
100.00
120.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 9,800.00 J$
9,600.00
10,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 300.00 J$
300.00
350.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 350.00 J$
350.00
400.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 500.00 J$
500.00
1,000.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 129.98 J$
122.00
136.00
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,900,000.00 J$
2,500,000.00
3,500,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 12,791.67 J$
10,000.00
15,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 21.33 J$
12.00
40.00
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 2,814.00 J$
2,500.00
3,200.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 10,000.00 J$
10,000.00
10,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 6,500.00 J$
3,000.00
10,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,000.00 J$
900.00
1,200.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 6,761.34 J$
5,999.00
7,546.37
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,021.20 J$
3,000.00
4,584.80
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes 7,938.60 J$
6,877.20
11,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 9,329.89 J$
7,000.00
11,319.56
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 50,000.00 J$
25,000.00
90,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 42,800.00 J$
20,000.00
70,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 150,000.00 J$
90,000.00
200,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 81,308.50 J$
75,000.00
90,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 203,071.26 J$
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 94,329.68 J$
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 111,000.00 J$
60,000.00
200,000.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 12.38
8.00
16.50

These data are based on 349 entries in the past 18 months from 44 different contributors.

Last update: February, 2015

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4 Comments so far

#Yolanda Hannibal on Apr 18, 2015 :
I am looking into opening a beauty shop that sales human hair etc. And I was trying see what is the monthly cost
#Perry on Feb 16, 2015 :
The prices are very realistic maybe just need to top them up with current inflation rate
#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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