Kingston

Overall Score

3.3

The city of Kingston is the capital of the country of Jamaica on the Caribbean Sea. The city features the main port of the country. KINGSTON is on the coast of the Natural Territory. It is naturally protected by the narrow Palisades Strait.

The city is home to a large number of English-speaking citizens. Hong Kong is known not only for its port, but also for its food and clothing industries. The city is of a solid age. Its history began in 1693. In 1872, it was the seat of the City of Camacha.

The city became a capital city when it gained independence in 1962. KINGSTON is notable for its poor neighborhoods that developed a musical style of reggae, based on the coterie of European, Latin American, and African methinks. The urban area is represented by New Kingston and the Historic section.

The majority of townspeople are Metis. A small ethnic group is made up of Mongolians and a smaller group is made up of people from Asia and Europe. Despite the fact that English is the national language, locals often use the local dialect as their language of choice.

Jamaica is considered a favorite destination for those who like to be exotic. The biggest surge of tourists is in the months of December through May. Reggae music is popular with locals and tourists. A large number of people are attracted by the flamboyant and picturesque Carnival. Equally popular is the Johncannon Festival, which celebrates the Catholic Christmas.

The National Gallery in Rye West Bilding has an amazing display of local animal artists. The House of Corolov, which housed the Governors office, has been the site of the Museums expositions. One of the great and magnificent buildings is the Cathedral of St. Catherine, built in the 17th century.

The present day Kingston is remarkable for its many museums, including geological, archaeological, historic and zoological museums. The city is famous for its mineral springs of Rockford, the Devon Haus Shopping Center, the Cecleton Botanical Gardens and the National Dance Theater.

100 USD = 15,053.24 JMD

Overall Score

3.3
  • Air quality: 132 US AQI Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups. Members of sensitive groups may experience health effects. The general public is less likely to be affected.
  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 580,000 people
  • GDP: $4,879 / year
  • Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
  • Power outlets: 115V50Hz
  • Internet: 13 Mbps
  • Best wireless: DigiCel
  • Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners
  • Tipping: Locals don’t tip in Jamaica, but it is common in touristy areas. If you do decide to tip in Jamaica, tip bellhops $1-2 per bag. If you require the concierge’s services, tip him according to the value of your request. For example, if he gets you seats at a great restaurant $20-25 would be a great tip.
  • Apartment listings: FlipKey
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best coffee 24/7: 24 Seven Cafe
  • Best coworking space: Nanook
  • Best hospital: Andrews Memorial Hospital
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Cayman Airways
  • Best intl air carrier: Caribbean Airlines
  • Monthly costs for expat: $1050
  • Monthly costs for family: $1600
  • Monthly costs for local: $470
  • Meal: $4
  • Small Cola: $0.7
  • Beer 1 Pint: $2
  • Coffee: $1.3


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