Cost of living in Montego Bay, Jamaica

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district J$520
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) J$1,067
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast J$313
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk J$270
12 eggs, large J$168
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes J$150
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese J$1,000
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples J$1,500
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes J$400
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket J$250
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality J$4,500
2 liters of Coca-Cola J$285
Bread for 2 people for 1 day J$155
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area J$119,498
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area J$155,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat J$25,000
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area J$125,000
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area J$63,333
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio J$15,000
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) J$6,000
40” flat screen TV J$37,500
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) J$24,000
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) J$1,400
Hourly rate for cleaning help J$5,000
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) J$6,000
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) J$10,000
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) J$14,000
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes J$16,000
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new J$4,469,910
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas J$130
Monthly ticket public transport -
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) J$1,200
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) -
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 J$627
Tube of toothpaste J$600
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city J$1,500
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub J$4,000
2 tickets to the movies J$2,000
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert J$8,500
1 cocktail drink in downtown club J$750
Cappuccino in expat area of the city -
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) J$325
iPod nano 16GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district J$5,000
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes J$643
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 60 prices entered by 17 different people.
Latest price update: July 01, 2017.

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