Sunday, January 23, 2011

Jamaica, Kingston - Cost of Living

The economy of Jamaica is a mixed economy with both state enterprises and private sector businesses. Major sectors of the Jamaican economy include agriculture, mining, manufacturing, tourism, and financial and insurance services. Tourism and mining are the leading earners of foreign exchange.

Kingston is the capital and largest city of Jamaica. Kingston, as the capital, is the financial, cultural, economic and industrial centre of Jamaica.

Kingston has an overall cost of living index which equates it with middle cost of living locations. The overall cost of living index is comprised of the prices for defined quantities of the same goods and services across all 13 Basket Groups.

The cost of living rank for each of the 13 Basket Groups is now available.

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