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Jamaica

Jamaica
  • Capital

    Capital

    Kingston

  • Local time

    Local time

    13:37

  • Population

    Population

    2.73 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Left

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +1-876

  • Currency

    Currency

    $ JMD (dollar)

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Jamaica

Jamaica
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Kingston

  • Local time

    Local time

    13:37

  • Population

    Population

    2.73 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Left

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +1-876

  • Currency

    Currency

    $ JMD (dollar)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 1 080

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.14 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    2 051mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    10 991 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    16%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    31%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    40%

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    136 744

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    black - 1 %
    East Indian - 1 %
    white

  • Religion

    Religion

    Protestant - 61 %
    Roman Catholic - 4 %

  • Languages

    Languages

    English
    English patois

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    3 450

  • Murders

    Murders

    43 per 100k

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    5.1 l/person

  • Smoking

    Smoking

    29.9%

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    11.5%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    5 per 100k

  • HIV

    HIV

    1.7%

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    tourism, bauxite/alumina, agro-processing, light manufactures, rum, cement, metal, paper, chemical products

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    sugarcane, bananas, coffee, citrus, yams, ackees, vegetables, poultry, goats

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    bauxite, gypsum, limestone

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    82%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    bauxite, gypsum, limestone

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    16%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    7 422kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    70 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    32

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What not to do when visiting Jamaica

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Marker Jamaica
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Don’t forget to shake hands with direct eye contact and a friendly smile when greeting. Men sometimes pat each other’s shoulder or arm. Women may kiss on each cheek, starting with the right.

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Don't do eye contact with merchants unless you really want to buy something.

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Don't forget to use Jamaican dollar instead of US dollar.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Jamaica has 120 rivers.

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Don’t expect Jamaicans to be indirect communicators - they are not afraid to say what they think, and they expect the same from others.

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Don't be surprised with smaller space between the persons when conversing - Jamaicans stand close to each other during conversations.

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Don't necessary try to get around without a driver or backpacking only on your own. You risk to be target of robbery or petty crime.

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Don't take the rides from strangers.

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Don't always expect the short distance when said "just around the corner" - it can be quite far.

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For some reason, cranberry is considered a luxury item in parts of Jamaica.

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Don't expect sharp punctuality - Jamaica runs on "island time".

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10/22
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Don’t wear shiny expensive clothes or jewellery, don’t show off with a lot of cash keep a low profile.

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11/22
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Don’t possess more than two ounces of marijuana - it’s still illegal, even its use is widespread.

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12/22
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Don't sit under a ripe coconut tree - better to be safe than sorry, falling coconuts kill 150 people each year.

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13/22
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Don't always expect much help from local police - they are not well funded, so their attention is mostly focused on more serious crime than stolen camera.

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14/22
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Don't take pictures of locals without permission.

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15/22
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Don't dive or snorkel without a floating marker on water.

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Don’t be a victim of mosquito-borne diseases - protect yourself against bites by mosquitoes.

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Don't forget to negotiate your taxi ride price before you take it.

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Don't forget Jamaica has, in general, higher crime rates - always be cautious about the surroundings.

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Don’t forget the hurricane season takes place between June and November.

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20/22
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Don't necessarily try to bring fresh fruits, vegetables or uncooked meat into or out of Jamaica - customs officials can confiscate them.

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Don't really look for a deal - things are not that cheap in Caribbean.

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Don't forget coral-safe sunscreen - if you go to water excursions, some of them may not allow you to join without coral-safe sunscreen.

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