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Cost of Living in Jamaica

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Apr 11, 2023

Summary: The cost of living in Jamaica is generally considered to be relatively low compared to other countries. A nice 1 bedroom apartment in Jamaica can cost anywhere from $500 to $1,000 USD per month, while a nice 2 bedroom apartment can cost anywhere from $800 to $1,500 USD per month. The cost of dinner at a moderately priced restaurant in Jamaica is usually around $15 to $20 USD per person.

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Is the cost of living in Jamaica high?

We asked people how much they someone comfortably live on in Jamaica, they wrote:

"The cost of living in Jamaica varies depending on the location, goods and services purchased, and other factors. Generally, the cost of rent and utilities is lower than in other parts of the world, while food, healthcare, and other goods are similarly priced. This can be a great advantage to those looking to get more out of their money. Additionally, the cost of a night out - such as going to a restaurant or bar - is usually quite affordable. Jamaica is also home to a wide variety of different leisure activities, ranging from the beach to night clubs, which make it easy to find entertainment to fit any budget," said one expat in Jamaica.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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