Cost of Living in Kingston

Summary of cost of living in Kingston, Jamaica:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 1,000.00 J$ 750.00-2,500.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 10,000.00 J$ 6,000.00-12,500.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 1,200.00 J$ 1,000.00-1,500.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 350.00 J$ 200.00-500.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 500.00 J$ 450.00-986.74
Cappuccino (regular) 599.34 J$ 300.00-750.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 189.23 J$ 150.00-300.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 115.83 J$ 100.00-200.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2,512.38 J$ 1,514.17-3,028.33
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 441.94 J$ 272.16-544.31
Rice (white), (1 lb) 100.25 J$ 54.43-226.80
Eggs (regular) (12) 655.50 J$ 200.00-1,000.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 997.23 J$ 272.16-1,800.00
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 508.38 J$ 113.40-861.97
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 571.21 J$ 204.12-698.53
Apples (1 lb) 410.83 J$ 102.06-676.59
Banana (1 lb) 221.18 J$ 113.40-400.00
Oranges (1 lb) 290.98 J$ 136.08-1,000.00
Tomato (1 lb) 191.12 J$ 68.04-450.00
Potato (1 lb) 177.11 J$ 90.72-226.80
Onion (1 lb) 157.75 J$ 81.65-272.16
Lettuce (1 head) 411.25 J$ 220.00-600.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 264.29 J$ 90.00-350.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,650.00 J$ 700.00-3,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 438.64 J$ 250.00-530.30
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 520.00 J$ 200.00-1,000.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 1,400.00 J$ 1,400.00-3,200.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 150.00 J$ 150.00-300.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 6,000.00 J$ 3,600.00-12,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 150.00 J$ 150.00-300.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 804.67 J$ 804.67-965.61
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 724.00 J$ 500.00-1,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 796.54 J$ 741.94-946.35
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 6,850,000.00 J$ 6,000,000.00-7,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 5,228,750.00 J$ 4,572,500.00-6,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 26,000.00 J$ 20,000.00-36,000.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 3,266.67 J$ 2,900.00-6,000.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 7,466.82 J$ 6,000.00-9,000.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 11,248.57 J$ 6,700.00-15,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,500.00 J$ 2,000.00-3,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,500.00 J$ 1,200.00-2,200.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 36,833.33 J$ 25,000.00-75,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 336,000.00 J$ 150,000.00-1,500,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 5,625.00 J$ 3,000.00-11,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,562.50 J$ 2,500.00-7,500.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 11,214.29 J$ 7,000.00-12,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 11,285.71 J$ 6,000.00-18,000.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 105,317.66 J$ 80,000.00-175,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 66,427.11 J$ 35,000.00-140,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 215,863.33 J$ 150,000.00-460,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 170,388.11 J$ 100,000.00-250,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 33,562.13 J$ 27,870.68-39,999.67
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 31,325.19 J$ 14,999.88-44,117.27
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 101,250.00 J$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 8.88 6.95-12.50

Prices in Kingston

This city had 285 entries in the past 12 months by 29 different contributors.
Last update: February 2024
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4 Comments so far
Chris on May 19, 2022:
I am making comparison with uk and JA need to see if it is cheaper to live
Anonymous on Mar 29, 2022:
Me: "People are so lazy, there are jobs available everywhere."

Advertisement: "How would you like to work for us? The Job is 6 days a week and you'll still be poor as the average salary will never match the average person's cost of living. And we expect you to always be early and put hard work above all else."

Me: "YUCK!!! NO!!! I take it all back!"
Anonymous on Mar 21, 2022:
Just imagine, the average person's cost of living is over $100,000 and the average person earns $76,000. How is that not a major issue?
Anonymous on Jan 04, 2022:
Kingston too expensive rent in a middle class neighborhood 2 bedroom 1000usd electrical privately owned company very expensive and dangerous food is way over price imported goods and local products aren't any better price ohhhhhh crime high high very high not safe