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Cost of Living in Ocho Rios, Jamaica

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By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Jan 03, 2023

Summary: The cost of living in Ocho Rios, Jamaica is generally considered to be quite affordable. A nice 1 bedroom apartment in Ocho Rios can cost anywhere from $500 to $800 per month in US Dollars. A nice 2 bedroom apartment in Ocho Rios can cost anywhere from $800 to $1,200 per month in US Dollars. The cost of dinner at a moderately priced restaurant in Ocho Rios can range from $15 to $30 per person in US Dollars.

Is the cost of living in Ocho Rios high?

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

"The cost of living in Ocho Rios is generally considered to be average. It is by no means a cheap place to live, but it is also not prohibitively expensive either. Depending on where you live and the lifestyle you live, the cost of living in Ocho Rios can vary. Overall, however, it is a fairly affordable place to live," remarked another in Ocho Rios.

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Will I save money living in Ocho Rios?

"Yes, overall you will likely save money living in Ocho Rios compared to living in a more expensive city. The cost of living in Ocho Rios is much lower than in many other places, and there is a range of affordable housing options available. Additionally, groceries, entertainment, and transportation typically cost less than in larger cities," explained one expat living in Ocho Rios.

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What is the average cost of housing in Ocho Rios?

If you are thinking about moving to Ocho Rios, cost of living in probably a key consideration. Expats commented about the cost of housing:

"The cost of housing in Ocho Rios depends on a variety of factors including location, size, and amenities. However, the average cost of housing typically falls within a range of $1,000 - $2,500 per month," said one expat in Ocho Rios.

"Home costs are ridiculous, I don't pay for rent, electricity etc, however these are on average 3 times the cost. Food is far far far too overpriced. I am still paid as if living in Europe and food on average is about 3-4 times more expensive here than home. Frozen stuff is extremely expensive," remarked another in Ocho Rios.

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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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