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How much does it cost to explore Jamaica?

Paul Ryken Last Updated: Monday 30 March 2020 Afford your trip, Jamaica Leave a Comment

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Have you ever wondered whether you could afford to visit Jamaica? Below is our financial spend on our journey around Jamaica in June 2017. Check out our article on what we did during the eleven nights we explored Jamaica.

Assumptions

  • The costs are based upon a couple travelling together.
  • We did not travel as part of an organised tour but as individual travelers.
  • Not considered is the entry or exit transport into/out of the country.

Where We Travelled

Map of Jamaica and the destinations we explored
Map of Jamaica and the destinations we explored

Travel Costs Summary Table

CategoriesUSD per person per day
Communications$00%
Groceries$8.1716%
Dining$6.4512%
Leisure$11.7423%
Accommodation$18.7136%
Miscellaneous$1.964%
Finance$0.230%
Health$00%
Travel$4.820%
Government Costs$00%
Total USD per person per day$52.08

Our leisure activities included a neighbourhood tour of Trenchtown and the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston as well as hiring a car for one day to explore the East coast.

Other Cost Summaries and Budgets

Travel budget websites calculated the costs as shown in below table. We are unsure whether their data includes entry/exit cost. However, it is good to compare our actual versus their data.

NameWebsiteDaily Amount Per Person - USDComments
Budget Your Tripwww.budgetyourtrip.com$50Travel Style: Budget (cheap)

Other web sites such as Numbeo and Price Of Travel do not show consolidated daily averages but break it down by the various items (eg bread, milk, etc).

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How much does it cost to explore Jamaica?
How much does it cost to explore Jamaica?
How much does it cost to explore Jamaica?

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