Kingston travel budget

Kingston: calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to Kingston

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 45 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 3.9 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1078* (168196 $)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 113 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 26 per person
  • $ 20 per person
  • $ 9.6 per person

Total budget:

$ 3112* (485618 $)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 156 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 47 per person
  • $ 52 per person
  • $ 20 per person

Total budget:

$ 5458* (851802 $)

* estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks (excluding plane tickets).



Cost of living in Kingston compared to United States in 2024

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in Kingston in 2024 is 20% less than the average cost of living in the United States (USA).

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in Kingston in 2024 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):




Local prices in Kingston by expense type

Restaurant budget in Kingston

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Kingston is 40% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 6.4/person
($ 4.8 to $ 17)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 20
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 33/person
($ 20 to $ 41)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 7.7/person
($ 6.4 to $ 9.6)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 11
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2.3 for 500ml
($ 1.3 to $ 3.2)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 6
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 3.4 for 330ml
($ 1.3 to $ 6.4)

5% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.8/cup
($ 1.9 to $ 4.8)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.2/can
($ 1 to $ 1.9)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.8/bottle
($ 0.6 to $ 1.3)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2

Hotel and accommodation budget in Kingston

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Kingston is 37% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 60/night
($ 31 to $ 318)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 137
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 82/night
($ 39 to $ 138)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 142
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 144/night
($ 75 to $ 296)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 205
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 227/night
($ 167 to $ 300)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 293
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 85/night
($ 30 to $ 599)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 520
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 51/month
($ 39 to $ 95)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 141
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 139/month
($ 56 to $ 278)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 205
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 166/month
($ 76 to $ 321)

11% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 188
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 92/month
($ 43 to $ 161)

59% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 226
Family room
Family room
$ 249/month
($ 136 to $ 524)

31% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 191

Supermarket food budget in Kingston

On average, the price of supermarket food in Kingston is 12% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 4.2/litre
($ 2.6 to $ 5.1)

300% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Bread
Bread
$ 3.1/500g
($ 1.9 to $ 3.8)

13% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Rice
Rice
$ 1.4/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 3.2)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 4/12 eggs
($ 1.3 to $ 6.4)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.7
Chicken
Chicken
$ 7.1/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 13)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Apples
Apples
$ 5.8/kg
($ 1.4 to $ 9.5)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.7/kg
($ 1 to $ 6.4)

45% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 2.5/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 3.2)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.7
($ 0.5 to $ 2.3)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2

Public and private transport budget in Kingston

On average, the price of transport in Kingston is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1/ticket
($ 1 to $ 1.9)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 3.2/km
($ 3.2 to $ 3.8)

84% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.3/litre
($ 1.3 to $ 1.6)

40% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.4
($ 1 to $ 1.9)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.7

Leisure activity budget in Kingston

On average, budget for leisure activities in Kingston is 30% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 9.6/ticket
($ 7.7 to $ 13)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 17/hr
($ 13 to $ 20)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 23

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Kingston

On average, shopping budget in Kingston is 25% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 9/pack
($ 9 to $ 21)

10% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 10
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 37
($ 20 to $ 59)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 54
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 30
($ 17 to $ 49)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 45

Plane ticket budget

London → Kingston
London → Kingston
London → Kingston
$ 953
(fair price: $ 828)
Toronto → Kingston
Toronto → Kingston
Toronto → Kingston
$ 576
(fair price: $ 457)
New York City → Kingston
New York City → Kingston
New York City → Kingston
$ 494
(fair price: $ 429)
Atlanta → Kingston
Atlanta → Kingston
Atlanta → Kingston
$ 515
(fair price: $ 360)
Manchester → Kingston
Manchester → Kingston
Manchester → Kingston
$ 1077
(fair price: $ 917)
Los Angeles → Kingston
Los Angeles  → Kingston
Los Angeles  → Kingston
$ 600
(fair price: $ 497)

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About this information on the cost of living in Kingston

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

The information about the cost of living in Kingston was updated on 29-02-2024.

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