Cost of living in Montego Bay, Jamaica

Summary of cost of living in Montego Bay

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: J$368,948
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: J$151,287
  • 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 Montego Bay
Current as of May 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district J$689
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) J$810
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast J$452
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk J$363
12 eggs, large J$405
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes J$249
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese J$751
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples J$1,161
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes J$321
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket J$273
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality J$4,053
2 liters of coca-cola J$210
Bread for 2 people for 1 day J$145
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area J$113,633
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area J$46,684
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat J$16,297
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area J$68,546
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area J$40,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio J$12,403
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) J$5,277
40” flat screen tv J$39,389
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) J$17,484
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) J$1,018
Hourly rate for cleaning help J$460
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) J$4,270
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) J$5,115
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) J$7,503
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes J$9,278
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new J$3,788,280
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas J$140
Monthly ticket public transport -
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) J$708
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) J$2,103
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) J$3,217
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) J$843
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) J$854
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) J$926
4 rolls of toilet paper J$301
Tube of toothpaste J$342
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city J$1,443
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub J$3,870
2 tickets to the movies J$2,180
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) J$4,000
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert J$7,207
1 cocktail drink in downtown club J$851
Cappuccino in expat area of the city J$238
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) J$359
Ipad wi-fi 128gb J$20,000
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) J$16
1 month of gym membership in business district J$7,749
1 package of marlboro cigarettes J$913
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 60 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: May 14, 2022

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