Cost of living in New Kingston, Jamaica

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district J$984
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) J$925
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast J$500
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk J$400
12 eggs, large J$250
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes J$120
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese J$900
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples J$700
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes -
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket J$150
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality -
2 liters of Coca-Cola -
Bread for 2 people for 1 day J$275
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area J$77,992
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area J$77,500
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat J$44,000
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area J$82,500
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area J$47,500
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio J$33,500
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) J$4,015
40” flat screen TV J$80,000
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) J$9,000
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) -
Hourly rate for cleaning help J$356
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) J$3,500
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) J$3,500
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) J$6,500
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes J$4,500
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new J$1,300,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas J$320
Monthly ticket public transport J$4,000
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$500
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 -
Tube of toothpaste -
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city -
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub J$1,250
2 tickets to the movies J$1,733
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) J$2,200
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert J$5,000
1 cocktail drink in downtown club J$500
Cappuccino in expat area of the city J$350
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) J$300
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) J$10
1 month of gym membership in business district -
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes -
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 less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: December 16, 2015.

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