Travel budget in Jamaica

Jamaica: calculate your travel budget

Jamaica: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Jamaica for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 57 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 8.5 per person
  • $ 2.9 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1106* (163660 $)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 116 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 15 per person
  • $ 10.3 per person

Total budget:

$ 2808* (415716 $)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 305 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 31 per person
  • $ 39 per person
  • $ 21 per person

Total budget:

$ 6775* (1003366 $)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).


Cost of living in Jamaica in 2021

Cost of living: Jamaica VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Jamaica in 2021 is 14% less than in the United States (USA).

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Jamaica by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Jamaica compared to the national average.

Cities /Jamaica View Details
Kingston 27% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Kingston
Ocho Rios 18% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Ocho Rios
Negril 14% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Negril
Port Antonio 14% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Port Antonio
Ewarton 12% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Ewarton
Spanish Town 11% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Spanish Town
Montego Bay 11% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Montego Bay

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Local prices in Jamaica by expense type

Jamaica: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Jamaica costs 47% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 4.1/person
($ 3.1 to $ 6.8)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 21/person
($ 14 to $ 42)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5.1/person
($ 4.8 to $ 6.7)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2 for 500ml
($ 1.1 to $ 3)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.4 for 330ml
($ 1.3 to $ 3.1)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.2/cup
($ 0.8 to $ 5)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.8/can
($ 0.7 to $ 1.6)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.7/bottle
($ 0.6 to $ 1.3)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.5

Jamaica: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Jamaica is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 58/night
($ 55 to $ 61)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 98/night
($ 70 to $ 134)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 134/night
($ 82 to $ 218)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 476/night
($ 287 to $ 762)

82% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 556/night
($ 524 to $ 594)

10% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 76/month
($ 71 to $ 82)

38% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 192/month
($ 93 to $ 341)

14% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 189/month
($ 97 to $ 342)

15% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 102/month
($ 59 to $ 165)

54% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 269/month
($ 162 to $ 439)

55% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Jamaica: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Jamaica costs 3% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 2.4/litre
($ 1.7 to $ 3.5)

182% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 2.3/500g
($ 1.6 to $ 3.1)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 1/kg
($ 0.4 to $ 1.8)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.5/12 eggs
($ 1.6 to $ 3.2)

11% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.3/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 6.8)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 5.3/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 13)

16% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 5.1)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 2.5/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 4.8)

1% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.1
($ 0.7 to $ 1.7)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8

Jamaica: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Jamaica is 7% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.7/ticket
($ 0.7 to $ 1.1)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 2.4/km
($ 1.3 to $ 3.5)

45% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.1/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1.2)

58% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.7
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.7
($ 0.8 to $ 3.5)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Car hire
Car hire
$ 58/24hrs
($ 42 to $ 89)

46% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Jamaica: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Jamaica costs 20% less than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 10.3/ticket
($ 6.8 to $ 14)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 12/hr
($ 6.8 to $ 14)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16

Jamaica: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Jamaica costs 18% less than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 8.1/pack
($ 4.4 to $ 9.6)

2% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 35
($ 14 to $ 70)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 45
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 26
($ 13 to $ 48)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 36

Plane ticket budget

London → Montego Bay
London → Montego Bay
London → Montego Bay
$ 919
(fair price: $ 772)
New York City → Montego Bay
New York City → Montego Bay
New York City → Montego Bay
$ 464
(fair price: $ 373)
London → Kingston
London → Kingston
London → Kingston
$ 1040
(fair price: $ 839)
New York City → Kingston
New York City → Kingston
New York City → Kingston
$ 511
(fair price: $ 449)
Manchester → Montego Bay
Manchester → Montego Bay
Manchester → Montego Bay
$ 1120
(fair price: $ 925)
Los Angeles → Montego Bay
Los Angeles  → Montego Bay
Los Angeles  → Montego Bay
$ 631
(fair price: $ 508)


About the information on the cost of living in Jamaica

The information about the cost of living in Jamaica shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Jamaica updated on 12-04-2021.

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