Montego Bay travel budget

Montego Bay: calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to Montego Bay

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 52 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 4.8 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1167* (160594 $)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 117 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 24 per person
  • $ 25 per person
  • $ 13 per person

Total budget:

$ 3304* (454790 $)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 294 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 41 per person
  • $ 64 per person
  • $ 25 per person

Total budget:

$ 7717* (1062222 $)

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


Cost of living in Montego Bay compared to Jamaica in 2020

On average, the cost of living in Montego Bay in 2020 is 17% 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 Montego Bay in 2020 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):



Local prices in Montego Bay by expense type

Restaurant budget in Montego Bay

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Montego Bay is 34% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 6.7/person
($ 3.7 to $ 8.1)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 27/person
($ 17 to $ 41)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 29
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 6.9/person
($ 5.6 to $ 8.1)

15% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.2
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2.4 for 500ml
($ 1.7 to $ 2.9)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.6 for 330ml
($ 1.6 to $ 3.2)

11% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.9/cup
($ 1.2 to $ 4.9)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1/can
($ 0.7 to $ 1.2)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.8/bottle
($ 0.8 to $ 1)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Montego Bay

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Montego Bay is essentially the same as in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 58/night
($ 46 to $ 73)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 97/night
($ 63 to $ 147)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 137/night
($ 84 to $ 210)

24% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 451/night
($ 282 to $ 717)

73% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 635/night
($ 465 to $ 844)

25% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 59/month
($ 45 to $ 76)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 136
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 169/month
($ 85 to $ 317)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 241/month
($ 102 to $ 444)

46% 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
$ 103/month
($ 60 to $ 157)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 294/month
($ 152 to $ 486)

69% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Montego Bay

On average, the price of supermarket food in Montego Bay is 13% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 2.6/litre
($ 2 to $ 4.1)

206% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 2.3/500g
($ 1.2 to $ 2.6)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1.7 to $ 1.7)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.6/12 eggs
($ 1.7 to $ 3.2)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 15/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 29)

30% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.3/kg
($ 2.2 to $ 5.4)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 2.4/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 15)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 2.4)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.7/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.7)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 2.5/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 4.8)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 1.2/salad
($ 0.8 to $ 2.9)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.4
($ 0.8 to $ 1.7)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 4.9/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 10.5)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Montego Bay

On average, the price of transport in Montego Bay is 11% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.2/ticket
( $ 1.2)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 24/month
( $ 24)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 75
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 4.1/km
($ 0.8 to $ 4.9)

137% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.3/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 1.6)

94% 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)
$ 1.2
($ 1.2 to $ 1.2)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Car hire
Car hire
$ 46/24hrs
($ 28 to $ 93)

16% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Montego Bay

On average, the cost of housing in Montego Bay is 52% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 95/month
($ 58 to $ 133)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.1)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 57/month
($ 34 to $ 78)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 648/month
( $ 648)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1391
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 159/month
( $ 159)

85% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1112
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 972/month
( $ 972)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2230
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 318/month
( $ 318)

82% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1762
Gym
Gym
$ 49/month
($ 34 to $ 72)

26% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 365/month
($ 204 to $ 809)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 964
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 1335/yr
($ 487 to $ 2670)

92% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16769

Leisure activity budget in Montego Bay

On average, budget for leisure activities in Montego Bay is 25% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 13/ticket
($ 8.1 to $ 16)

1% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 8.1/hr
( $ 8.1)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Montego Bay

On average, shopping budget in Montego Bay is 9% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 9.7/pack
($ 9.7 to $ 9.7)

19% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.2
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 41
($ 21 to $ 82)

11% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 27
($ 13 to $ 58)

31% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 70
($ 34 to $ 106)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 78
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 90
($ 26 to $ 139)

10% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 100

Plane ticket budget

London → Montego Bay
London → Montego Bay
London → Montego Bay
$ 992
(fair price: $ 854)
New York City → Montego Bay
New York City → Montego Bay
New York City → Montego Bay
$ 551
(fair price: $ 465)
Manchester → Montego Bay
Manchester → Montego Bay
Manchester → Montego Bay
$ 1155
(fair price: $ 956)
Los Angeles → Montego Bay
Los Angeles  → Montego Bay
Los Angeles  → Montego Bay
$ 685
(fair price: $ 566)
Toronto (Ontario) → Montego Bay
Toronto (Ontario) → Montego Bay
Toronto (Ontario) → Montego Bay
$ 527
(fair price: $ 464)
Montreal → Montego Bay
Montreal → Montego Bay
Montreal → Montego Bay
$ 550
(fair price: $ 501)
Edinburgh → Montego Bay
Edinburgh → Montego Bay
Edinburgh → Montego Bay
$ 1161
(fair price: $ 1026)
Dublin → Montego Bay
Dublin → Montego Bay
Dublin → Montego Bay
$ 952
(fair price: $ 818)

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About this information on the cost of living in Montego Bay

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

The information about the cost of living in Montego Bay was updated on 23-09-2020.

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