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Money and costs

Dollars (JMD)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated March 22, 2017 8:29PM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
  • Plate of jerk: US$3.50
  • Route taxi fare: US$1–2
  • Double rooms: US$50–60
  • Admission to major attractions: US$20
  • Short taxi ride: US$10
  • Meal at midrange restaurant: $20
Top end (more than)
  • Private taxis for transport
  • Fine dining: from US$30
  • Luxury accommodations: from US$200


A 10% tip is normal in hotels and restaurants. Check your bill carefully – some restaurants automatically add a 10% to 15% service charge. Some all-inclusive resorts have a strictly enforced no-tipping policy. Outside Kingston, tourist taxi drivers often ask for tips but it is not necessary; JUTA (Jamaica Union of Travelers Association) route taxis do not expect tips.