Cost of living in Kingston, Jamaica

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district J$630
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) J$631
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast J$365
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk J$265
12 eggs, large J$419
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes J$227
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese J$628
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples J$466
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes J$213
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket J$221
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality J$1,804
2 liters of Coca-Cola J$227
Bread for 2 people for 1 day J$257
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area J$102,821
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area J$57,499
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat J$14,717
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area J$82,870
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area J$45,036
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio J$10,772
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) J$4,480
40” flat screen TV J$65,151
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) J$23,845
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) J$1,525
Hourly rate for cleaning help J$367
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) J$4,041
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) J$3,518
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) J$5,540
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes J$5,024
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new J$4,074,380
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas J$142
Monthly ticket public transport J$6,034
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) J$1,618
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) J$702
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) J$2,020
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) J$2,892
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) J$1,038
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) J$446
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) J$714
4 rolls of toilet paper J$261
Tube of toothpaste J$242
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city J$961
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub J$4,524
2 tickets to the movies J$2,167
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) J$3,748
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert J$8,438
1 cocktail drink in downtown club J$870
Cappuccino in expat area of the city J$513
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) J$290
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB J$78,964
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) J$7
1 month of gym membership in business district J$8,702
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes J$756
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 236 prices entered by 33 different people.
Latest price update: July 22, 2018.

Kingston position in our World Ranking

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223rd
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9th
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