Cost of living in Kingston, Jamaica

Summary of cost of living in Kingston

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: J$454,330
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: J$199,296
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Kingston
Current as of Sep 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district J$1,057
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) J$908
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast J$589
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk J$473
12 eggs, large J$455
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes J$436
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese J$1,045
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples J$763
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes J$539
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket J$289
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality J$2,850
2 liters of coca-cola J$210
Bread for 2 people for 1 day J$400
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area J$139,724
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area J$91,471
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat J$26,348
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area J$96,066
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area J$55,134
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio J$17,146
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) J$6,720
40” flat screen tv J$52,124
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) J$14,803
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) J$1,655
Hourly rate for cleaning help J$1,763
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) J$5,815
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) J$4,903
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) J$12,322
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes J$8,800
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new J$3,995,450
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas J$167
Monthly ticket public transport J$5,859
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) J$2,186
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) J$1,080
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) J$2,502
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) J$3,419
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) J$808
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) J$713
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) J$972
4 rolls of toilet paper J$501
Tube of toothpaste J$252
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city J$1,656
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub J$7,072
2 tickets to the movies J$2,301
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) J$3,481
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert J$13,571
1 cocktail drink in downtown club J$1,053
Cappuccino in expat area of the city J$808
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) J$376
Ipad wi-fi 128gb J$66,215
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) J$9
1 month of gym membership in business district J$6,116
1 package of marlboro cigarettes J$910
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 81 prices entered by 16 different people.
Latest price update: September 28, 2022

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