In urban areas, rent for a one-bedroom apartment may range from 10-15,000 Jamaican dollars in a depressed neighbourhood to as much as $60,000 in a sub urban area.
In some rural areas $15,000 can get you a two bedroom house in a fairly decent residential neighbourhood, however you may have to sacrifice access to regular public transport and the convenience of being near restaurants and stores.
Other factors which determine the rent amount includes whether or not the apartment is rented as a furnished unit. Utilities are not typically included in the cost of rent.
Apartments in more upscale neighbourhoods and resort areas tend to be quoted in US dollars. A maintenance fee might also be added on.
The landlord may also ask for up to two months security deposit in addition to the first month’s rent.