Kingston

Life quality score

City ranking

Housing

9
52/265
Details
Large apartment$770.00
Medium apartment$580.00
Rent index [score]0.89
Small apartment$390.00

Cost of Living

6
112/250
Details
5km taxi ride$7.70
A Cappuccino$3.30
A beer$2.10
A kilogram of Apples$4.70
Bread$1.60
Inflation [score]0.57
Lunch$5.30
Monthly fitness club membership$46.00
Monthly public transport$51.00
Movie ticket$8.80
Price of a meal at a restaurant$38.96

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 groups3
Meetups members313
Number of startup events in the last 12 months8
Startup climate scene [score]0.15
Startup events1
Startup events [score]0.10
Startups [score]0.36
Total number of startups8

Venture Capital

N/A
Details

Travel Connectivity

1
259/265
Details
Airport hub19
Airport hub [score]0.16

Commute

5
108/252
Details
Human city pagehttp://cities.human.co/details/Jamaica/Kingston
Traffic handling [score]0.55

Business Freedom

7
179/263
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
209/265
Details
Crime rate [score]0.20
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
118/264
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
240/265
Details
Air quality [score]0.28
Cleanliness [score]0.19
Drinking water quality [score]0.33
Urban greenery [score]0.33

Economy

2
259/262
Details
Currency exchange rate per US dollar for urban area130.11
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
82/265
Details
Effective company profit tax rate on payouts as dividends [score]0.72
Income tax level [score]0.47
Profit tax (% of profit)0.34
Time overhead to file company taxes268
VAT (Sales Tax)0.13

Internet Access

4
205/265
Details
Download speed (Mbps)13.62
Internet access (download) [score]0.34
Internet access (upload) [score]0.36
Upload speed (Mbps)7.51

Leisure & Culture

4
209/264
Details
Art galleries23
Art galleries [score]0.40
Cinemas13
Cinemas [score]0.35
Comedy clubs6
Comedy clubs [score]0.54
Concert venues93
Concerts [score]0.48
Historical sites13
Historical sites [score]0.53
Museums12
Museums [score]0.33
Performing art venues60
Performing arts [score]0.51
Sport venues12
Sports [score]0.49
Zoos2
Zoos [score]0.63

Tolerance

3
259/265
Details
LGBT Equality Index27.86
LGBT Equality Index [score]0.25
LGBT adoption rights✖ Single only
LGBT age of consent✖ Unequal
LGBT blood donation regulations✔ Legal
LGBT conversion therapy regulations✖ Not 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]0.30

Outdoors

3
211/265
Details
Elevation (hills or mountains) [score]0.58
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 112th place of all 250 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)

$320$460
$390
Median rent for
apartments in city center

Daily living costs (USD)

Monthly fitness club membership$46
Movie ticket$9
Broadband internet connection$38
Monthly public transport$51
Lunch$5
-36%
compared to
San Francisco
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Job salary calculator

Software Engineer salaries in Kingston are low. For this job type, Kingston ranks 230th for salaries among 265 cities. Get access to our salary comparison calculator by signing up. Compare salaries city by city with our free salary wizard and convert your own salary to a local salary in Kingston.

Estimated annual salary (in USD)

$22,557
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 247 of 264 Teleport Cities in a ranking for the safest cities.

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People in Kingston

Population of Kingston

1,671,800
1,392 /km²
99/264
Density (people per unit of area)
1%
Growth in 2015-2020
Kingston

Demographics of Jamaica

Median age
26
Elderly people
8%
Life expectancy at birth
74
GDP per capita (in USD)
$8,609
239/262
Unemployment
14%
242/263

Languages

Common spoken languages
English

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Work in:

Data Scientist
33.33%
Finance Manager
33.33%
Other
33.33%

Come from:

LGBT rights in Kingston

Discrimination

No Protections

Marriage

Unrecognized

Adoption

Single Only

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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Good Country Index

Every city comes with a country. How is this one doing in terms of giving back to the global community? Our friends at The Good Country Index measure what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity, and what it takes away, relative to its size.

Overall ranking

Jamaica
67th from a total of 163 countries

World Order

76th

Refugees hosted

Refugees generated

Charity giving

Birth rate

UN Treaties signed

International Peace & Security

48th

Dues in arrears to UN peace keeping budgets

International violent conflict

Peacekeeping troops

Arms exports

Internet security (2014)

Planet & Climate

108th

Ecological footprint

Reforestation since 1992

Hazardous pesticides exports

CO2 emissions

Ozone

Prosperity & Equality

54th

Development assistance

FDI outflows

Fairtrade market size

UN volunteers abroad

Open trading

Culture

81st

Freedom of movement

Press freedom

Creative services exports

UNESCO dues in arrears as % of contribution

Creative goods exports

Science & Technology

72nd

Nobel prizes

Patents

Journal exports

International publications

International Students

Health & Wellbeing

88th

Pharmaceutical exports

Voluntary excess donations to the WHO

Food aid

Humanitarian aid donations

International Health Regulations Compliance

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