Building a house in Jamaica - What are the costs?

by Shannon

Building a House - Contruction Site

Building a House - Contruction Site

QUESTION: Can you tell me the price of a bag of cement in Jamaica and also the price of 6,8,10 and 12 inch block please. I would appreciate it. Thank you

ANSWER: by Wellesley

Hi Shannon,

Thanks for the question. It's very nice to hear that you are considering building in Jamaica.

I made some calls and here are the prices - at today's date, for the main items used in the building construction process.

June, 05, 2019 updates in purple

  • 1 Bag of Cement - JMD 760.00 (Now JMD 1187.00)
  • 6 inch blocks - JMD 74.00 (Now JMD 111.00)
  • 8 inch blocks - JMD 100.00 (Now JMD 140.00)
  • 10 inch blocks - not available
  • 12 inch blocks - not available
  • 1 length of 1/2" steel - $966
  • 1 length of 3/8 steel - $703
  • 1 yard stone - $2,943
  • 1 yard sand - $3,486
  • 1 sheet construction ply - $3,572
  • 1 sheet 1x3x16 lumber - $718
  • 1 sheet 2x4x16 lumber - $1639

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If you are looking for the latest building construction rates, we have it here as well

As you probably already know, building a house is, generally speaking, much cheaper than buying one, but it does assume that 'all other things are equal'.

Some important
considerations are location, clearing of land, drainage, security of materials, fixtures, transportation, and last and by no means least, demand and the general economic state of the industry and country.

You'll also need to consider having the right professionals Shannon, from the land surveyor to 'finshers' (painter, tilers etc).

Having the right professional could be key to ensure it turns out more economical - quality work and professionalism thus preventing 'overuns'.

By the way, Avia Collinder of the Gleaner posted a very informative article sometime ago that should provide you some useful info. You might want to have a look at it (link below).

It included a breakdown of % cost for a typical 2 storey- house.

Here is an extract:

a. Foundation 11.1%

b. Walls and wall finishes 21.3%

c. Floors and foor finishes 15.2%

d. Roof and roof finishes 7.0%

e. Staircase and balustrading 3.4%

f. Doors and windows 7.6%

g. Joinery fixtures, fittings 2.9%

h. Ceiling finishes 3.4%

j. Sanitary appliances, plumbing 1.4%

k. Electrical Installation 4.8%

Sub-total 78.0%


Drainage, water supply, etc 13.2%



TOTAL 100%

You can find the article here

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Jun 17, 2019
I want to build a house in jamaica, but I have only usd $15000. Can someone tell me what I can get with that? Can I get 1 bed room, 1 kitchen and a bathroom and a Varandah Please help.
by: Dynamic Builders Construction and Infrastructure

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Jun 17, 2019
Hi Mark Good afternoon, we have just seen your comment
by: Dynamic Builders Construction and Infrastructure

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Jun 16, 2019
by: Anonymous

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Jun 16, 2019
by: Anonymous

I have $usd 15000 dollars. What can I build with that in Jamaica. I need one bedroom, one bathroom, 1 kitchen and a varanda. Can it work

Jun 16, 2019
by: Anonymous

I want to build a house in jamaica, but I have only usd $15000. Can someone tell me what I can get with that? Can I get 1 bed room, 1 kitchen and a bathroom and a Varandah Please help.

Jun 07, 2019
by: Anonymous

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Jun 07, 2019
by: Mark

How do i get a Building quote to knw what my expenses are i have a blue print

Jun 06, 2019
Replying to bedroom kitchen bathroom and dining
by: Dynamic Builders Construction and Infrastructure

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Jun 06, 2019
by: Dynamic Builders Construction and Infrastructure

Be careful when building and going with bottom line prices, as from time to time we see a lot of unfinished construction projects because of this same issue, often times homeowners go with the cheapest and end up building most expensive which could have been the most simplest. Based on our years of experience I recommend that you ask questions and research before starting your project. Just to be on the safe side. We don't run for money, we run for reputation, good reputation is priceless.

Jun 06, 2019
14 x 14 room
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Jun 05, 2019
price of supplies
by: Anonymous

hi i was wondering if you could also post how much for 1 lenth of steel?

May 31, 2019
DYNAMIC Builders Construction and Infrastructure
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Inclusive material and labor

May 30, 2019
Additional room cost
by: Anonymous

What is the cost of adding and additional bedroom approximately 14x14, located in Steer Town, St. Ann’s.

Apr 21, 2019
2 bedroom and bathroom query
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Contact a builder, contractor, company, quantity surveyor either once can help you you

Apr 21, 2019
2 bedroom kicthen bathroom and diving room
by: Anonymous

How much steel, block and cement to building
2 bedroom 12×15 each
Bathroom 8×8
Living room 17×14
Kitchen 19×14

Apr 07, 2019
To Cali
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Apr 06, 2019
Is $10K/SF the upper level
by: Cali

Looking to build a 3500/SF on property in Spring Garden/st. James. Is $10K/SF the upper limit, or is it higher for that location?

Apr 05, 2019
Estimated cost 8, 2 bedrooms
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Apr 02, 2019
Potential price for 8, 2 bedroom apartments
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How much could it cost to build 8 2 bedroom apartments across 2 floors with seperate external entrances.

Mar 20, 2019
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Mar 19, 2019
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Mar 18, 2019
Estimated cost
by: Anonymous

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Mar 18, 2019
update cost of price list above
by: Anonymous

May i get the above price update as at January 2019

Feb 12, 2019
Building up
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I want to extend my house up...2bedroom/1 area..what would be the estimate cost

Sep 28, 2018
by: Anonymous

Can someone please answer me via email please because am seeing that most of the questions are unanswered, the cost to do a small kitchen, bath and bedroom on own land. an estimate is ok, email is

Sep 04, 2018
Building A garage
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What’s the average price to lay and fill 100 7 3/4 Block as there not 8’

Mar 30, 2018
How much for a leaky Roof repair, bathroom remodel and added room
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Mar 26, 2018
Cost Per Sqft?
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Mar 25, 2018
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Mar 14, 2018
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Cost to clear land per acre
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Building needs
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Feb 26, 2018
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Feb 26, 2018
Build hime
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Jan 27, 2018
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Aug 16, 2017
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Aug 12, 2017
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Aug 09, 2017
build a house
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How much it cost to build a one bedroom ply board
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Feb 12, 2017
Cost per sq ft
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Jan 08, 2017
by: Anonymous

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Jan 01, 2017
Costs to build a house - anecdotal
by: James

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Dec 03, 2016
Building a 3000 sq ft home
by: Marlene

I want to bulid a 3000sq ft house in st.catherine Jamaica, two story, how much would that cost me

Oct 23, 2016
How much sq ft to build a house is average
by: Anonymous

What is the average cost per sq foot to build a house in Jamaica. I heard from $125 - $300 usd a sq ft ? Please confirm thanks. Looking to build 2 bedroom 2 bath home kitchen and liviingroom.

Oct 21, 2016
building cost
by: Anonymous

im interested in building a 5000 square feet house with high ceiling on flat land. About how much money would that cost me?

Sep 22, 2016
by: Anonymous

how much material is needed to build a 14 * 14 room?

Aug 18, 2016
estimate for a 3 bedrooms house
by: James

I have piece of land hill side so I would be building a 3 bedroom,2 bathroom,living and dining and kitchen due to the slope I would have to use beams and columns can I get a ruff estimate for something like th

Jul 13, 2016
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May 18, 2016
We can build your home in Jamaica for you.
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May 11, 2016
Build a warehouse
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May 02, 2016
Need it
by: Tash

I want to build a two bedroom kitchen and bathroom can you give me a estimate

May 02, 2016
Need it
by: Tash

I want to build a two bedroom kitchen and bathroom can you give me a estimate

Apr 30, 2016
by: Anonymous

How much will a contractor take to build a two bedroom,one bathroom, one kitchen and a varonda?

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Mar 15, 2016
2 bedroom
by: Georget

Good morning
I have my own land in St Catherine and I want to know the cost to build a 2 bedroom, one being a master bedroom and 2 bathroom, kitchen, living and dining room, veranda, office and a washroom and a carport

Mar 15, 2016
2 bedroom
by: Georget

Good morning
I have my own land in St Catherine and I want to know the cost to build a 2 bedroom, one being a master bedroom and 2 bathroom, kitchen, living and dining room, veranda, office and a washroom and a carport

Mar 11, 2016
Cost Directions can help
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Mar 05, 2016
building a 3 bedroom
by: Anonymous

I have piece of land hill side so I would be building a 3 bedroom and 3 bathroom, due to the slope I would have to use beams and columns can I get a ruff estimate for something like that.

Feb 28, 2016
by: Anonymous


I am not seeing many responses. I am looking to build a 4*3 2 storey house. I would need a very high ceiling living room, large chef kitchen, island, modern cabinatery, open concept, crown molding. Master bedroom needs an ensuite bath n 2 large closets.

Willing to speak offline.


Feb 19, 2016
currently doing a lot of addition to my house
by: Anonymous

Large registered contractor businesses will charge about 1/2 a million to a million dollars per 100 sq foot room for just the foundation and walls. A seasoned mason from 'off a the road' will charge about 150k to 250k per room, but you have to have a good amount of knowledge about building and time to watch them work, so that they have a deep enough foundation, keep things square/plumb/level, measure the concrete/mortar mix properly, and have a good method of tying rebar and stirrups, otherwise they will take some serious shortcuts. Also have a signed contract of what they will do for how much money.Never pay more than a 10% deposit up front.
Some good simple building manuals for earthquake resistant buildings can be found online, just google 'confined masonry'. You also have to be able to secure your building materials, thieves are constantly scouring for easy pick ups.

The government has a keen eye on building taking place in middle to upper class portions of the corporate area, so registered building plans and inspection are pretty much mandatory. Almost no-one bothers with that stuff for lower income/rural areas

An electrician will charge about 3k to 5k per each outlet, bulb or switch, plumbers 15k to 20k to set up sewer main. I do the rest of my own plumbing and all tiling so no clue as to those costs. A roofer charges about 30 to 40k per square for ranch roofing and half that for flat. Slab roof is about 30k (mason off the road )per 100 sq feet.

Feb 10, 2016
expanding my home
by: names of architects

Hi...I currently bought a three bedroom home and wish to expand and renovated, can you suggest names of architects to do the plans please or email me at tnasita@

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Jan 17, 2016
how much materal to build a 6 bed 6 bath kitchen and living room
by: Anonymous

how much materal to build a 6 bed 6 bath kitchen and living room

Dec 24, 2015
House building
by: Rick

Hi Les merry Christmas to you and a happy new year. I would love to build my home in St. Elizabeth on land already available with a budget of {JMD six million} but I don't know how much it will cost me to build an upstairs house with 2 bedroom with a master bedroom and an ensuite bath and 1 bathroom with a sitting room and a veranda.

Then a kitchen, a dining room and 1 bedroom and bathroom down stairs. Please give me an idea of what I can do.

Thanks Les

Dec 17, 2015
by: Nikki

I wanted to know what is the cost to build a one bedroom, home including living room kitchen and bathroom.

Dec 11, 2015
by: Mr Lee

I would like to know what is the rate to put up form ply and concrete work for a dwelling house

Dec 09, 2015
i want to build a house
by: al and my boyfriend are planing to start our life together.we are planning to mortgage a piece of land and build a board structure with concrete floor, one bedroom about 20x20. A kitchen 10x10 living room and a concrete bathroom. how much u think it may cost.

Dec 07, 2015
by: Anonymous

How much will I cost to do rough-in for a 5 piece bathroom, powder room and a wash room?

Oct 31, 2015
Avoid Building Mistakes
by: Anonymous

Before you build. You must determine the cost by having a proper scaled drawing. The Bill of quantities will be generated from drawings and designs.

Outside of that you are playing a guessing game with Contractors and this could and often leads to confusion and dis-trust. Before you build have the appropriate design completed then you calculate your cost.

Oct 30, 2015
Building a house in Jamaica
by: H

Hi All

I am intending to renovate my mother's house in Jamaica.

At the moment it is 5 beds.

I need it upgrading and to build two new bedrooms.

Does anyone have any idea on the current cost of materials and labour?


Oct 02, 2015
Building Your House In Jamaica
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Sep 15, 2015
4 bedroom house
by: Diana (Young country Girl)

I am in need of your help. I am thinking of building a 4 bedroom (14x14) house with a veranda, living room, dinning room, kitchen, wash room and two bathrooms. It is my grandmother's dream but she did not get the chance to do it so I want to do it for her and for myself. I am planning to borrow the money but is not sure how much building the entire house would cost! I am asking for your help by telling me the materials that I will need and the cost and what you think the entire cost would be. I would appreciate the information more than you know.

My email address is

Best regards,

Sep 10, 2015
House cost
by: M.illerfreda@yahoo.Com

Hi I found some land in Coral Gardensit is near Montego Bay St James.Can someone tell me of a very good guess or estimate of the whole amount in USD$, would be to build a 4bedroom house, 2015-2016?? Thank you so much!

Sep 09, 2015
by: shane

how much to build a 14x14 room and bbathroom?

Aug 15, 2015
deck roof
by: Anonymous


You make a great case for a deck roof.

Aug 14, 2015
Roofing Alternatives
by: Anonymous

I would like to add a second floor to my mother's house and am thinking of the roofing cost.

I want a roof that is first of all secure, to withstand criminals and hurricanes, then durable durable and inexpensive. Also, I want a roof that will somehow cool down the house. I saw where Gore Developers switched to concrete roofing with a white finishing for its New Harbour project. Will a concrete pitched roof meet my objectives? How will it compare in cost to other types of roofs? And will I be able to get a contractor to do it since this is not a popular type of roof (the flat concrete slab is what is popular)?

Aug 02, 2015
Staircase and ceramic tiles
by: Anonymous

I'm building a house in Jamaica and wondering about the staircase since I'm on the northern side of the island and has a lot of sea breeze I would love to use iron rails instead of wood.Do you think the metal will be affected by the salt air.I'm also looking for floor tiles but unable to get a good look on the designs.I have a lot of floors since it's 3 levels.
Thanks for your help

Jul 28, 2015
by: delmar robinson

I would like to see the rates online

Jun 23, 2015
Re: Foreclosed homes for sale in Montego Bay
by: Anonymous

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Jun 04, 2015
Rate sheet
by: Anonymous

Where can i get the construction rate sheet online? I need to know if i'm being over charged for work done on my premises.

May 31, 2015
Building a family holiday home to
by: Anonymous

Hi I need advice, help with costs and research could you help please. Could you private message me

May 28, 2015
What is the cost of a plan to build a 2 storey house
by: Dellorice

What is the cost of a plan to build a 2 storey house. Could you give an estimate cost of a house plan in 2015.

May 19, 2015
by: withney

how much money do you think i need to build a bedroom and bathroom on my mother house? How many blocks you think i might need also it will be slob top? how many steels and cement.
i just need a estimate

May 05, 2015
Bringing English reliability and Jamaican builders together works !!

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Apr 23, 2015
Cot per Sq Ft to build
by: Jacxq

Can anyone say what is the cost per square foot to build in Jamaica assuming it is concrete,
In another post someone asked for comparison cost of a concrete slab roof deck roof, shingle, colored Sheet metal and Tile roof

Apr 23, 2015
Roofing COst
by: DH

I would love to find out the difference in cost between a timber Hip roof vs a reinforced concrete slab roof. Which is more expensive?

Apr 15, 2015
Welcoming you back to Jamaica
by: Evans Land Sales & Construction

Building a house in Jamaica - What are the costs?

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Apr 06, 2015
by: Anonymous

Hello all,

I am till looking for ball park prices for 1) excavation with a back hoe for 25 x 25 foundation, and cost of putting in the 25 x25 (supplies and labor) foundation (strong enough to eventually support 2 floors. The rea is south St. Elizabeth.
We plan to get some estimates when we go to Jamaica in a few months, But I am chomping at the bit.


Feb 12, 2015
floor plans
by: Anonymous


I have been looking around on line for floor plans for a smallish 1 level 2/2 home with a veranda.

The NHT website had some.

Any other suggestions?


Aug 21, 2014
Thanks alot!
by: Tremayne

This was very helpful. Thanks for making the call and doing us (potential builders)a huge favor. Respect.

Aug 05, 2014
Cost Per Ft Or Metre To Build A house in Jamaica
by: Basil

What the cost per sq. ft. to build a complete house in Jamaica?

Editor's Note
Hi Basil,

The rates do change and there are various factors to be considered. You might do well with a Master Building construction Rate sheet.

Scroll below and look at the recommendation we made. There is a phone number there as well.


Jul 25, 2014
Master Building Construction Rate Sheet
by: Wellesley

I have gotten the question about where to get a Jamaica Master Building Construction rate sheet here on the site, so I went and did some research.

If you are in Jamaica, I would suggest that you contact the nearest parish council office.

They by themselves might not have one, as there is a cost to it, but they will be able to suggest companies that provides that service.

In Montego Bay, where I am at there is a company called Design Sanctuary that provides it for 700JMD.

Their number is 876-971-2584.

Jun 13, 2014
Building on property already own
by: Anonymous

I have the land and the foundation already but trying to complete it is such a task i would love if i would be able to get a loan on the property and then build and then pay back the loan what do you think is that a good idea or just buy something already built.

Jun 12, 2012
Nice and useful inforrmations for building a house in Jamaica
by: Dejana


May 04, 2012
by: Karleen

Wellesley thanks for posting such an indepth response. You are better than contacting a goverment office. As a follow-up, sometime ago I heard that a contractor built energy efficent houses at Richmond Hills. Do you have his name, website, etc or where he's building next? I don't remember if I ever told you thanks for recommending Michelle to coordinate our daughter's wedding last year. Thanks a million! She's the best! Now I think it's time for us to come home!

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