Cost of living in Kingston, Jamaica

List of prices in Kingston, Jamaica. Current as of Jan 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district J$855
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) J$707
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast J$335
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk J$329
12 eggs, large J$400
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes J$259
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese J$618
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples J$743
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes J$303
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket J$213
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality J$1,851
2 liters of Coca-Cola J$198
Bread for 2 people for 1 day J$268
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area J$150,021
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area J$68,520
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat J$13,882
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area J$89,691
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area J$48,322
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio J$8,408
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) J$4,893
40” flat screen TV J$58,815
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) J$22,644
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) J$1,733
Hourly rate for cleaning help J$429
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) J$4,683
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) J$4,735
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) J$6,294
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes J$5,196
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new J$4,365,530
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas J$153
Monthly ticket public transport J$6,100
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) J$1,740
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) J$722
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) J$2,399
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) J$2,930
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) J$928
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) J$469
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) J$502
4 rolls of toilet paper J$235
Tube of toothpaste J$239
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city J$1,158
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub J$3,931
2 tickets to the movies J$2,446
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) J$4,017
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert J$7,890
1 cocktail drink in downtown club J$949
Cappuccino in expat area of the city J$520
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) J$261
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB J$81,928
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) J$9
1 month of gym membership in business district J$8,596
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes J$719
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 335 prices entered by 29 different people.
Latest price update: January 22, 2019.

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