Kingston (Jamaica)

Kingston is the capital city of the island Jamaica in the southeastern Caribbean Sea. Kingston is the largest English-speaking native American community in the south. The city's climate is tropical, temperatures remain steadily around 30 C throughout the year. The largest rainfall is obtained from April to June and from August to October. The city's attractions include numerous sandy beaches, several parks, the Bob Marley museum as well as the Port Royal, that was a famous and rich pirate harbor in the 1600s. Kingston's crime rates are relatively high compared to the rest of the island and the district called Trench Town should be avoided in particular. All the safety instructions for standard-sized cities should be applied throughout the area of Kingston.

Population: 937,700
Beach : No
Mountain : No
Popular destination: No
Official language: English
Emergency numbers: 119 (poliisi), 110 (ambulanssi), 110 (palokunta)
Currency: Jamaican dollar (JMD)
Electric plugs: A, B
Voltage: 110 V
Tipping in a restaurant: A 10 to 18% tip is normal if a service charge is not included in the bill.
Time in destination: Oct 23, 2019, 8:55:24 PM

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Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 58.5 66.7 52.2 5
February 59.5 69.1 52.9 5
March 62.6 73.9 55.0 5
April 63.9 73.8 57.0 6
May 64.2 72.9 58.3 9
June 63.0 70.9 57.7 6
July 62.8 70.9 57.2 6
August 62.8 70.9 57.2 9
September 62.4 69.6 57.6 10
October 61.2 68.0 56.5 10
November 59.4 66.6 54.9 7
December 58.5 66.0 53.2 6

More information: Kingston forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Kingston is an average price destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $39.99, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $291.93, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $30.97
  • Hotel (3 stars): $107.70
  • Hotel (4 stars): $211.94
  • Hotel (5 stars): $366.41
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $18.39
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $34.24
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $1.81
  • Meal, McDonalds: $5.31
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $4.35

More information: Kingston price level

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Destination map in full scale: Kingston destination map

Safety

Kingston has been classified as fairly safe with security classification 3/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 33.0 (weaker than United states average 49.0)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 50.5 (weaker than United states average 70.2)
  • Walking alone at night: 22.6 (weaker than United states average 41.1)

More information: Kingston safety

Car Rental

Things which affect the renting of the car:

  • Driver’s license: It is recommended that the traveller should carry an international driving license as a translation of the Finnish driving license. Passport and a credit card are required to rent a car.
  • Direction of traffic: The traffic in the United States and Canada is right-handed.
  • Insurance: It is recommended to take a paid insurance for rental cars. Standard car insurances do not have an insurance retracted, if your travel insurance does not cover something related to leasing. Without an insurance the driver is responsible, if a crash occurs, or if the car gets stolen or broken up. If you get into a crash, the insurance of the person responsible for the accident may cover the cost for the damage on your rental car, but not in every case, so you should first call the police and it can be tricky to obtain a compensation. The exception to this is New York, where the law prescribes, that the insurance has to cover a minimal insurance for rental cars.
  • Driving in the wider area: Some rental companies do not allow the export of theirs cars over the state border, you should check that in advance.

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