Currency

Jamaican dollar (J$), US dollar (US$)

Daily Costs

Budget: Less than 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

Bargaining

Gentle haggling is common in tourist markets for souvenirs; in all other instances you’re expected to pay the stated price.

Money

Scotiabank Has a 24-hour ATM.