Kingston

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Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

9
52/263
Details
Large apartment$720.69
Medium apartment$559.18
Rent index [score]0.89
Small apartment$397.68

Cost of Living

6
96/261
Details
5km taxi ride$7.90
A Cappuccino$3.10
A beer$1.20
A kilogram of Apples$5.00
Bread$0.73
Inflation [score]0.61
Lunch$5.70
Monthly fitness club membership$51.00
Monthly public transport$50.00
Movie ticket$9.90
Price of a meal at a restaurant$37.51

Startups

2
235/260
Details
Average monthly increase in number of startups [score]0.10
Coworking spaces [score]0.10
Meetups [score]0.10
Meetups groups2
Meetups members215
Number of startup events in the last 12 months2
Startup climate scene [score]0.15
Startup events2
Startup events2
Startup events [score]0.16
Startups [score]0.36
Total number of startups8

Venture Capital

N/A
Details

Travel Connectivity

1
255/260
Details
Airport hub19
Airport hub [score]0.16

Commute

3
257/260
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Jamaica/Kingston
Traffic handling [score]1.00

Business Freedom

7
176/259
Details
Business freedom81.30
Business freedom [score]0.79
Freedom from corruption38.00
Freedom from corruption [score]0.28
Lack of labor restrictions72.70
Lack of labor restrictions [score]0.67
Time to open a business10.00
Time to open a business [score]0.90

Safety

6
196/264
Details
Crime rate [score]0.24
Gun-related deaths per 100,000 residents per year31
Guns per 100 residents8
Lack of gun related deaths [score]0.16
Lack of guns [score]0.96
Lack of guns and gun-related deaths [score]0.56

Healthcare

7
116/260
Details
Healthcare expenditure [score]0.79
Healthcare quality [score]0.75
Life expectancy (years)76.20
Life expectancy [score]0.57

Education

N/A
Details

Environmental Quality

3
237/264
Details
Air quality [score]0.30
Cleanliness [score]0.21
Drinking water quality [score]0.41
Urban greenery [score]0.29

Economy

2
255/258
Details
Currency for urban areaJMD
GDP growth rate0.01
GDP growth rate [score]0.21
GDP per capita$8609.28
GDP per capita [score]0.15

Taxation

6
66/260
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.72
Income tax level [score]0.48
Profit tax (% of profit)0.34
Time overhead to file company taxes268
VAT (Sales Tax)0.13

Internet Access

3
211/263
Details
Download speed (Mbps)17.75
Internet access (download) [score]0.42
Internet access (upload) [score]0.20
Upload speed (Mbps)4.46

Leisure & Culture

4
209/263
Details
Art galleries23
Art galleries [score]0.40
Cinemas12
Cinemas [score]0.35
Comedy clubs7
Comedy clubs [score]0.55
Concert venues93
Concerts [score]0.49
Historical sites13
Historical sites [score]0.55
Museums13
Museums [score]0.33
Performing art venues59
Performing arts [score]0.51
Sport venues12
Sports [score]0.48
Zoos2
Zoos [score]0.63

Tolerance

5
212/264
Details
LGBT Equality Index21.05
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.20
LGBT adoption rights✖ Illegal
LGBT age of consent✖ Unequal
LGBT blood donation regulations✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✔ Banned
LGBT discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT employment discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT gender changing rights✔ Legal, but requires surgery
LGBT homosexuality rights✖ Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
LGBT housing discrimination legality✖ No protections
LGBT marriage rights✖ Unrecognized
Tolerance towards minorities [score]0.80

Outdoors

4
195/260
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.65
Median peak in meters1881.50
Presence of hills in city1.00
Presence of mountains in city1.00
Seaside access1.00
Urban area elevation (meters)63.00
Water access [score]0.10
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Costs of living

Costs of living in Kingston are in the 96th place of all 261 Teleport cities. Sign up for free to get access to our cost of living index and use our international  cost of living calculator to do cost comparison by city.

Housing costs (USD)

$313$482
$398
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$51
Movie ticket$10
Broadband internet connection$38
Monthly public transport$50
Lunch$6
-39%
compared to
San Francisco
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Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$21,723
Median salary
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Safety

Gun crimes & Ownership

8.10
Guns per 100 people
30.72
Gun deaths per 100k people / year
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Overall crime rate city ranking

The overall crime rate puts Kingston in position 245 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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LGBT rights in Kingston

Discrimination

No Protections

Marriage

Unrecognized

Adoption

Illegal

Climate

Average day length (hours)

12.5

Climate type

Tropical Savanna

Average daily maximum temperature

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On living in Kingston

There's more than one place called Kingston. They are listed here in order of decreasing population size and importance by country:


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