Cost of living in Montego Bay, Jamaica

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district J$2,500
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) -
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast -
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk -
12 eggs, large -
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes -
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese -
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples -
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes -
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket -
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality -
2 liters of Coca-Cola -
Bread for 2 people for 1 day -
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area -
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat -
Internet 8MB (1 month) -
40” flat screen TV J$40,000
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt -
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) -
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) -
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) -
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) -
1 pair of leather business shoes -
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas J$45
Monthly ticket public transport -
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) -
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) -
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) -
4 rolls of toilet paper -
Tube of toothpaste -
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city -
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub -
2 tickets to the movies J$2,000
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant including wine and dessert -
1 cocktail drink in downtown club -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city -
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
iPod nano 16GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district -
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes J$464
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by 7 different people.
Latest price update: February 13, 2015.

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