Cost of Living in Kingston

Cost of Living Index (Excl.Rent): 65.75
Rent Index: 15.87
Groceries Index: 66.65
Restaurants Index: 38.86
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index: 41.79
Local Purchasing Power: 33.82
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 525.00 J$ 400.00-600.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 5,000.00 J$ 4,508.03-6,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 680.00 J$ 600.00-800.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 250.00 J$ 200.00-300.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 295.00 J$ 250.00-400.00
Cappuccino (regular) 315.16 J$ 190.00-450.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 108.26 J$ 85.00-150.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 92.40 J$ 70.00-150.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 1,124.27 J$ 757.08-1,514.17
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 272.16 J$ 272.16-272.16
Rice (white), (1 lb) 58.97 J$ 36.29-136.08
Eggs (12) 306.00 J$ 300.00-330.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 476.27 J$ 181.44-1,270.06
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 444.50 J$ 385.55-584.23
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 651.91 J$ 544.31-759.50
Apples (1 lb) 385.55 J$ 136.08-544.31
Banana (1 lb) 116.80 J$ 68.04-136.08
Oranges (1 lb) 102.06 J$ 45.36-127.01
Tomato (1 lb) 128.59 J$ 45.36-226.80
Potato (1 lb) 96.31 J$ 75.75-117.93
Onion (1 lb) 101.30 J$ 45.36-136.08
Lettuce (1 head) 125.00 J$ 80.00-150.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 153.33 J$ 120.00-250.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,700.00 J$ 1,400.00-2,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 275.00 J$ 150.00-400.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 390.00 J$ 180.00-600.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 800.00 J$ 800.00-850.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 100.00 J$ 100.00-120.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 6,720.00 J$ 4,500.00-8,500.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 400.00 J$ 350.00-500.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 804.67 J$ 804.67-804.67
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 500.00 J$ 300.00-1,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 460.26 J$ 394.63-533.74
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,900,000.00 J$ 2,500,000.00-3,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,100,000.00 J$ 1,200,000.00-3,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 14,030.85 J$ 10,000.00-20,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 7.40 J$ 2.99-10.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 3,900.00 J$ 3,500.00-5,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 4,110.00 J$ 2,500.00-6,500.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 9,333.33 J$ 8,000.00-10,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1,200.00 J$ 1,000.00-1,500.00
Childcare [ Edit ] Avg.
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child ?
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child ?
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 5,495.50 J$ 3,500.00-7,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,200.00 J$ 3,000.00-5,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 6,937.50 J$ 5,000.00-9,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 11,665.72 J$ 6,000.00-15,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 44,125.00 J$ 25,000.00-60,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 30,737.80 J$ 20,000.00-45,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 133,333.33 J$ 90,000.00-212,521.28
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 77,500.00 J$ 40,000.00-100,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 16,807.97 J$ 13,935.34-19,301.65
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 9,290.23 J$
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 76,032.11 J$
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 10.40 8.00-15.00

Prices in Kingston, Jamaica

These data are based on 429 entries in the past 18 months from 59 different contributors.
Last update: March, 2017
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Cost of living in Kingston is 34.21% lower than in New York (Info)Our estimator (with default settings) estimate monthly expenses for a single person at 739.39$ (95,234.03J$) and for four person family at 2,690.70$ (346,563.79J$) (without rent).
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5 Comments so far

#Mr. Kevin Dale And Mrs. Kristen Jill Bradley-Lambert on Feb 25, 2016 :
I am an equipment operator who can maneuver/control a front-end loader, bulldozer, excavator, and backhoe construction labour equipment. I am a very efficient and proficient worker, who always likes to perform his work ability to the max. I'm also very experienced in this field. I'm looking
for my final work place to work for, a new workplace, where I can grow old and retire at. I considered other countries, because I've been trying actively searching via internet in the U.S.A. for over 2 years straight, daily. Now I desire another country for which to reside and spend hope-fully a long time for the rest of my wife and my life together in this country, possibly.
#Kristen and Kevin Lambert on Feb 25, 2016 :
I, Kristen Jill Bradley-Lambert of United States desire greatly to relocate onto Israel soil. I am so fond of Israel, and Jerusalem city, and desire to live on holy ground. The country where I currently live, the people have such a wicked aura about them. It is so difficult for me to be truly happy here in the U.S. anymore. I truly desire holyland Israel for my new homeland. My husband would need to be hired for work over there as a full-time heavy-equipment operator. He can operate a Backhoe equipment,Excavator equipment,Bulldozer equipment and Front-end Loader equipment.
We have a pug dog for whom I wish to bring along if possible. He's very healthy and has had rabies shot/vaccine. He needs monthly Heartguard medicine as well if possible. I know this is all the way across the world/Earth, but if my husband and I could just be able to travel there, it would be a miracle. We have very smallfunds, but, I feel that once we got started living over there, we wouldn't have any problems with living our lives together over at maybe Jeruslem, Or Bethlehem. This is my new dram. Kristen Lambert, Kevin Lambert
#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