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Cost of Living in Kingston

Cost of living in Kingston is 31.86% lower than in New York (Info)Our estimator (with default settings) estimate monthly expenses for a single person at 791.57$ (96,020.81J$) and for four person family at 2,918.71$ (354,054.06J$) (without rent).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 500.00 J$ 450.00-600.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 5,000.00 J$ 4,000.00-6,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 600.00 J$ 600.00-700.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 250.00 J$ 200.00-250.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 310.00 J$ 250.00-400.00
Cappuccino (regular) 267.88 J$ 130.00-363.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 96.25 J$ 80.00-120.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 77.22 J$ 60.00-100.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 1,053.61 J$ 946.35-1,135.62
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 254.01 J$ 244.94-272.16
Rice (white), (1 lb) 101.87 J$ 72.57-131.17
Eggs (12) 308.33 J$ 300.00-350.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 340.19 J$ 317.52-362.87
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 392.78 J$ 385.55-400.00
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 544.31 J$
Apples (1 lb) 340.19 J$ 272.16-408.23
Banana (1 lb) 108.11 J$ 68.04-136.08
Oranges (1 lb) 95.25 J$ 45.36-127.01
Tomato (1 lb) 128.59 J$ 81.65-204.12
Potato (1 lb) 92.99 J$ 90.72-95.25
Onion (1 lb) 129.27 J$ 122.47-136.08
Lettuce (1 head) 120.00 J$ 80.00-150.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 130.00 J$ 130.00-130.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,650.00 J$ 1,300.00-2,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 225.00 J$ 150.00-400.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 433.33 J$ 300.00-600.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 600.00 J$ 550.00-800.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 120.00 J$ 100.00-120.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 9,600.00 J$ 4,500.00-10,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 350.00 J$ 300.00-350.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 724.21 J$ 563.27-804.67
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 500.00 J$ 500.00-500.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 493.00 J$ 435.32-529.96
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,900,000.00 J$ 2,500,000.00-3,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 11,333.33 J$ 10,000.00-12,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 9.00 J$ 8.00-10.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 3,388.00 J$ 3,000.00-4,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 7,750.00 J$ 5,000.00-10,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10,000.00 J$
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,050.00 J$ 1,000.00-1,200.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 6,009.80 J$ 5,999.00-6,050.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,085.00 J$ 3,000.00-4,840.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 7,404.00 J$ 7,000.00-8,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 9,820.00 J$ 6,000.00-12,100.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 55,083.33 J$ 45,000.00-60,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 33,600.00 J$ 25,000.00-45,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 131,666.67 J$ 100,000.00-160,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 77,100.00 J$ 55,000.00-95,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 17,292.79 J$ 17,186.92-17,398.66
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 8,686.08 J$ 8,081.94-9,290.23
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 72,140.00 J$ 56,000.00-84,700.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 10.22 9.00-12.00

Prices in Kingston, Jamaica

These data are based on 358 entries in the past 18 months from 51 different contributors.
Last update: February, 2016
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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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