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Essential information

At a glance

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Plug combo ab
Electricity
110V/50hz
May-Nov
Best time to go
Summer
Thursday
HRS
09
09
MINS
09
09
Current Time
GMT -4

Money and costs

Currency
Dollars (JMD)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated April 04, 2019 2:25PM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
US$100
  • Plate of jerk: US$3.50
  • Route taxi fare: US$1–2
  • Double room: US$50–60
  • Red Stripe beer: US$1.20
Midrange
US$100–200
  • Admission to major attractions: US$20
  • Short taxi ride: US$10
  • Meal at midrange restaurant: $20
  • Single-tank scuba dive: US$50
Top end (more than)
US$300
  • Fine dining: from US$30
  • Luxury accommodations: from US$200
  • Private taxi hire per day: US$100

Visas

Most nationals require no visa to visit Jamaica. Most of those who do can obtain one on arrival.

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When to go and weather

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Getting to Jamaica

Getting around Jamaica

Public transportation in Jamaica consists of buses, minibuses and route taxis; they run between Kingston and every point on the island.

Bus Cheap travel between towns, but often overcrowded and dangerously driven. More expensive and reliable scheduled coaches are also available.

Car Useful for traveling at your own pace, or for visiting regions with minimal public transportation. Cars can be hired in every town or city. Drive on the left.

Route taxi Run set routes within and between nearby towns and cities. Cheap and convenient.

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