Cost of Living in Kingston, Jamaica

Prices in Kingston

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Restaurants [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 500.00 J$
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 5,020.45 J$
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 630.24 J$
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 250.00 J$
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 375.00 J$
Cappuccino (regular) 255.18 J$
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 111.88 J$
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 80.35 J$
Markets [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 1,037.20 J$
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 257.04 J$
Rice (white), (1 lb) 100.53 J$
Eggs (12) 306.00 J$
Local Cheese (1 lb) 650.15 J$
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 392.78 J$
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 544.31 J$
Apples (1 lb) 194.82 J$
Banana (1 lb) 128.14 J$
Oranges (1 lb) 83.91 J$
Tomato (1 lb) 124.79 J$
Potato (1 lb) 87.24 J$
Onion (1 lb) 129.27 J$
Lettuce (1 head) 125.00 J$
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 126.67 J$
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,265.00 J$
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 240.00 J$
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 450.00 J$
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 575.00 J$
Transportation [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 120.00 J$
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 9,600.00 J$
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 350.00 J$
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 563.27 J$
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 500.00 J$
Gasoline (1 gallon) 501.24 J$
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,900,000.00 J$
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 13,500.00 J$
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 8.50 J$
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 2,968.33 J$
Sports And Leisure [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 7,666.67 J$
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 6,500.00 J$
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,025.00 J$
Clothing And Shoes [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 5,984.90 J$
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,016.01 J$
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 7,344.24 J$
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 9,560.94 J$
Rent Per Month [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 48,851.00 J$
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 32,000.00 J$
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 130,000.00 J$
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 74,591.40 J$
Buy Apartment Price [Edit]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 17,721.47 J$
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 8,885.21 J$
Salaries And Financing [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 101,666.67 J$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 9.17

These data are based on 353 entries in the past 18 months from 51 different contributors.

Last update: October, 2015

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3 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

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