Cost of Living in Kingston

Summary about cost of living in Kingston, Jamaica:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 700.00 J$ 500.00-800.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 6,000.00 J$ 4,000.00-12,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 845.00 J$ 680.00-1,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 300.00 J$ 220.00-350.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 500.00 J$ 400.00-500.00
Cappuccino (regular) 378.57 J$ 120.00-800.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 117.14 J$ 100.00-140.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 91.25 J$ 70.00-100.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 1,464.75 J$ 1,135.62-1,892.71
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 259.10 J$ 145.15-500.00
Rice (white), (1 lb) 54.47 J$ 22.68-81.65
Eggs (regular) (12) 342.27 J$ 300.00-385.91
Local Cheese (1 lb) 687.97 J$ 453.59-1,360.78
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 301.15 J$ 122.47-453.59
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 306.18 J$ 158.76-589.67
Apples (1 lb) 424.53 J$ 136.08-800.00
Banana (1 lb) 122.92 J$ 54.43-141.97
Oranges (1 lb) 178.41 J$ 68.04-263.08
Tomato (1 lb) 98.93 J$ 50.00-340.19
Potato (1 lb) 125.93 J$ 68.04-158.76
Onion (1 lb) 141.20 J$ 77.11-181.44
Lettuce (1 head) 150.00 J$ 100.00-250.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 158.00 J$ 99.00-250.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,850.00 J$ 1,500.00-4,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 243.18 J$ 180.00-272.73
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 383.33 J$ 190.00-500.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 1,200.00 J$ 1,060.00-1,500.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 100.00 J$ 100.00-110.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 5,000.00 J$ 2,173.91-8,200.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 450.00 J$ 250.00-500.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 724.21 J$ 321.87-965.61
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 1,300.00 J$ 800.00-1,800.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 573.84 J$ 492.10-617.02
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 5,000,000.00 J$ 4,000,000.00-5,900,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 3,985,714.29 J$ 3,000,000.00-5,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 10,716.74 J$ 6,000.00-20,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 9.94 J$ 4.50-10.49
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 5,073.87 J$ 4,000.00-6,800.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 7,126.94 J$ 4,000.00-12,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,050.00 J$ 1,000.00-3,200.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,350.00 J$ 1,000.00-1,800.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 39,000.00 J$ 20,000.00-75,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 117,500.00 J$ 60,000.00-350,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 4,807.69 J$ 2,000.00-8,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 3,375.00 J$ 2,000.00-7,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 7,777.78 J$ 4,000.00-13,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 11,750.00 J$ 7,500.00-20,000.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 74,147.32 J$ 45,000.00-146,536.56
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 39,166.67 J$ 20,000.00-80,595.11
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 156,358.53 J$ 85,000.00-340,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 100,733.92 J$ 50,000.00-278,419.46
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 17,730.84 J$ 9,065.62-34,999.71
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 11,499.90 J$ 7,999.93-14,999.88
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 99,500.00 J$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 8.58 7.00-10.00

Prices in Kingston

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Last update: November 2020
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2 Comments so far
Peter on Mar 03, 2019:
Commendable,but some visable info on the costing whould be helpfull. ie
First listing states for Restaurant eating $750. Ok is this figure annual, six month period? Thanks.
Josh on Aug 03, 2018:
I understand people send Numbeo random quotes on the cost of living regardless of where in the world it is and Numbeo solely relys upon the price quotes.Here's a factual quote on electric bills per month in Kingston Jamaica.I retired in Kingston 15 years ago.All of the food prices should be X 3 from what it is here.I live alone in a studio apartment.The A/C must run 24/7 anywhere in Jamaica otherwise,it would be suffocating,truth be known.My electric bill per month averages between $500 to $600 USD for the very small studio apartment I rent.A friend rents a 2 bedroom apartment in Kingston.His monthly electric bill averages betweend $800 to $1,000 USD per month.My rented studio apartment on the good side of Kingston is $1,000 USD per month and my friends 2 bedroom apartment is $2,000 USD per month.On the bad side of Kingston knock $150 USD off of those rents.Just a simple 3 bedroom 1 bath house rental in Kingston is $3,000 USD per month a fact.