Cost of living in Kingston, Jamaica

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district J$803
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) J$681
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast J$477
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk J$258
12 eggs, large J$388
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes J$329
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese J$627
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples J$374
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes J$265
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket J$196
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality J$1,793
2 liters of Coca-Cola J$207
Bread for 2 people for 1 day J$233
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area J$92,440
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area J$51,555
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat J$20,260
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area J$62,658
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area J$36,926
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio J$10,663
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) J$3,684
40” flat screen TV J$62,853
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) J$22,413
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) J$1,327
Hourly rate for cleaning help J$336
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) J$4,615
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) J$4,577
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) J$6,346
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes J$7,179
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new J$4,069,820
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas J$133
Monthly ticket public transport J$7,000
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) J$1,859
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) J$598
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) J$1,845
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) J$2,794
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) J$865
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) J$474
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) J$683
4 rolls of toilet paper J$308
Tube of toothpaste J$275
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city J$1,046
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub J$4,212
2 tickets to the movies J$2,324
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) J$3,605
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert J$8,538
1 cocktail drink in downtown club J$831
Cappuccino in expat area of the city J$513
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) J$337
iPad Air 2, 64GB J$94,427
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) J$7
1 month of gym membership in business district J$8,692
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes J$716
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 413 prices entered by 44 different people.
Latest price update: September 20, 2017.

Kingston position in our World Ranking

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219th
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27th
out of 53

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