Prices in Jamaica

What are the supermarket prices in Jamaica? Is the cost of living in Jamaica are higher than in United States? How much will it cost us to entertain in Jamaica and how much will we spend in restaurants and bars?
On this page below you will find the current price and cost overview in Jamaica: food, Restaurants, living, and Entertainment (The last update: today 22 hours ago)

Currency in Jamaica to Jamaican dollar (JMD). For 10 US dollars you can get 1.57 thousand Jamaican dollars. For 100 US dollars you can get 15.7 thousand Jamaican dollars. And the other way: For 100 Jamaican dollars you can get 0.689 US dollars.


What are the different prices in the cities in Jamaica? Look here: Prices in cities in Jamaica

Prices: Kingston   Portmore   Montego Bay   Mandeville   May Pen   Old Harbour   Half Way Tree   Alexandria   Bath   Cambridge  

Summing up costs, it can be concluded that in Jamaica it is cheaper than in United States. Food is 23% cheaper. Dining in restaurants and bars will be cheaper by 42%. The cost of living in Jamaica is comparable to the cost of living in United States. For entertainment and sport we will pay a similar amount to what we would pay in United States

See also how prices have changed in previous years: Price changes in previous years in Jamaica


Are hotels expensive in Jamaica? How much will we pay for a room in Jamaica?

The average price of accommodation in Jamaica is $130 (JMD 19K). If you are looking for the cheapest accommodation: in a cheap one-star hotel you will pay: $50 (JMD 7.6K) and if you like hostels, you'll spend the night there for: $34 (JMD 5.1K). The cost of a room in a 2-star hotel is Jamaica in $87 (JMD 13K). 3-star hotels offer accommodation on average for $120 (JMD 17K) Overnight stay in 4-star hotel costs $190 (JMD 29K) in Jamaica If you are looking for the best conditions for your stay, then in 5-star hotels that will provide much more luxury you will have to pay $330 (JMD 50K)


When you're thinking about traveling and it doesn't necessarily have to be a specific country, maybe the costs will be less than in Jamaica in one of the nearby countries? Check prices in: Cayman Islands, Cuba, Haiti, Turks and Caicos Islands, and Dominican Republic.

Comparison of selected prices in Jamaica with prices in United States:

fees

$78 ($48 - $140)
by half less than in United States

internet

$36 ($28 - $52)
by half less than in United States

jeans pants

$34 ($14 - $69)
26% less than in United States

average earnings

$670
82% less than in United States

renting a small apartment in the center

$500 ($210 - $2.5K)
64% less than in United States

renting a large apartment outside the centre

$750 ($280 - $3.6K)
by half less than in United States

bread

$2.3 ($1.3 - $3.1)
18% less than in United States

cheese

$9.5 ($2.4 - $24)
18% less than in United States

rice

$0.97 ($0.38 - $1.8)
77% less than in United States

tomatoes

$2 ($0.76 - $5.2)
by half less than in United States

bananas

$2.1 ($0.69 - $6.1)
29% more than in United States

wine

$12 ($8.3 - $17)
Very much like in United States

cheap restaurant

$4.3 ($3.1 - $6.9)
72% less than in United States

local beer

$2 ($1 - $3.4)
62% less than in United States

coffee

$2.5 ($0.83 - $5.2)
by half less than in United States

bottle of water

$0.71 ($0.52 - $1.4)
by half less than in United States

mac burger king or similar bar

$5.5 ($4.8 - $6.8)
34% less than in United States

cola pepsi sprite mirinda

$0.91 ($0.69 - $1.7)
by half less than in United States

Price changes in previous years in Jamaica

Has the price of bread increased in Jamaica?
Bread in previous years has cost: 2013: $1.9(JMD 280), 2014: $1.8(JMD 270), 2015: $2(JMD 310), 2016: $1.8(JMD 280), and 2018: $2.1(JMD 320).

Jamaica price changes: A loaf of fresh white bread (500g) 2013-2018
Jamaica price changes A loaf of fresh white bread (500g) hikersbay.com

Bananas - price changes in years: 2015: $1.7(JMD 250) and 2016: $1.3(JMD 190)

Jamaica price changes: Bananas (1kg) 2015-2016
Jamaica price changes Bananas (1kg) hikersbay.com

Have prices increased in restaurants in Jamaica?
In inexpensive restaurants, the price for a meal was: 2013: $3.4(JMD 520), 2014: $4.1(JMD 620), 2015: $3.4(JMD 520), 2016: $3.4(JMD 520), 2017: $4(JMD 600), and 2018: $4.1(JMD 620)

Jamaica price changes: Meal in a cheap restaurant 2013-2018
Jamaica price changes Meal in a cheap restaurant hikersbay.com

Renting A Small Apartment In The Center - price changes in years: 2013: $280(JMD 42K), 2014: $210(JMD 31K), 2015: $350(JMD 53K), 2016: $290(JMD 43K), and 2018: $430(JMD 65K)

Jamaica price changes: Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2013-2018
Jamaica price changes Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre hikersbay.com
Jamaica price changes: Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2013-2018
Jamaica price changes Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) hikersbay.com