How Much To Build A House In Jamaica?
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The simple answer is that the cost to build a house in Jamaica is between $70 USD  (low end finishes) and $110 USD (high end finishes) per square feet.  And note that these prices includes both material and labour.

So for a typical 2-bedroom house in Jamaica, which is usually 900 square feet, the cost would be approximately:

  • $63,000 USD or 8.5 million JMD for low end finishes, and
  • $99,000 USD or 13.4 million JMD for high end finishes

... at the exchange rate of 135USD.

But here is the dilemma!

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While those are typical costs, it is never as simple as that. There are various other factors that comes into consideration before a final cost is determined & the contract signed for work to begin.

These include...

  • The topography of the land
  • The location
  • Distance from suppliers
  • Security
  • Project specific requirements
  • Urgency of project, and of course,
  • Ever fluctuating prices and legal requirements.

In fact, I just learned that the parish council (the local governmental body responsible for approval of buildings) has changed their method of calculating building costs and fees.

The rate they are now recommending is $90,000 JMD per square meter. In the recent past, it was 6,000JMD per square foot - yes including material and labour.

Their fee has also been changed from $120 JMD per square foot to a rate now of  .02% of the total value of the work.

And no, I never meant to confuse you, that's the nature of this industry now. Notice that you get some quotes in meters and some in feet which doesn't help the average builder either.  Where there were flat rates,they are now quoting percentages (%s).

It is partly for these reasons why I believe you, more than ever, need someone professional, dependable and credible to handle your local building matters.

My Recommendation

I now introduce you to a gentleman, and he's truly that, a gentleman, who not only understands the local industry and its dynamics, but who is also extremely patient, professional and credible, Mr. McBean, director of McBean Project Management Ltd (MPM)

Click Here To Contact Mcbean's Project Management Right Now for more information.

There are several other competent builders and contractors here in Jamaica, many of them I allowed to list their businesses free on this site, but this gentleman has set himself apart.

My most recent recommendation, Ms Walker, from the UK, has indicated to me that they are extremely happy with him.

So much so that, in addition to the work they negotiated to be done in Trelawny, he'll be doing another big project for them in the Drax Hall area of St. Ann soon.

Why McBean's Project Management?

  • They specialize in the sourcing of land, house and information free of charge.
  • They do everything, from feasibility plans to construction.
  • As a one stop shop, they provide all the skills necessary to see your dream to completion, including surveyors, valuators, tradesmen and engineers.
  • They are experienced.
  • They build anywhere in Jamaica, and above that...
  • They are reputable - for me, the most important of all the other credentials.

Their full suite of products includes:

  1. Property Sourcing & Real Estate
  2. General Contracting
  3. Property Management & Maintenance
  4. Construction Project Management & Administration
  5. Architectural Designs & Services
  6. Property Development Planning (feasibility study, etc)

But What Sets MPM Apart?

In addition to the suite of products and services offered above, they pride themselves as the BPO of the construction industry in Jamaica!

Meaning they even source skills and talents as well as manage projects for other developers - large and small!

For me (above all that we already indicated) it's simply his communication. If you don't get him on the first call, rest assured that he'll be calling you back!

I'm not sure about you, but that's a BIG deal for me!


Sure! The following are actual photos taken from his project sites, and include pictures relating to...

  • Home Addition
  • Home Renovation
  • House Remodeling
  • Grill and Wooden Gates
  • Pool Construction and Maintenance
  • Gazebo Retrofit
  • Commercial Restoration
  • Jacuzzi Construction
  • Painting
  • PVC Windows and Doors
  • Demotion
  • Roof Restoration
  • and even Interior Decorating!

Addition, Renovating and Re-modelling

how_much_to_build_a_house_in_jamaica_remodeling.jpgHouse Addition
how_much_to_build_a_house_in_jamaica_additionHouse Addition
how_much_to_build_a_house_in_jamaica_remodelling.Home Re-modelling
how_much_to_build_a_house_in_jamaica_revnovationHome Renovation

Grill and Wooden Gates

how_much_to_build_a_house_in_jamaica_grill_gatesGrilled Gates
how_much_to_build_a_house_in_jamaica_wooden_gatesWooden Gates
how_much_to_build_a_house_in_jamaica_pvc_windows_and_doorsPVC Windows and Doors

Roofing Restoration


Pool and Jacuzzi Construction & Maintenance

how_much_to_build_a_house_in_jamaica_pool_constructionPool Construction
how_much_to_build_a_house_in_jamaica_pool_maintenanceJacuzzi Construction

Commercial Restoration




Interior Decorating


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Great! But Any COMPLETED Work?

I did say that they manage both small and large projects right?

Well one of the their most relatable projects is the charming Greenpond Estate In St. Ann.


The Greenpond Estate is a classy 40-unit residential development with both two and three bedroom units. You can visit the link above to see the units.

Click Here To Contact Mcbean's Project Management Right Now for more information.


So above that, what else can you expect of Mr. McBean and his team?

  • Full service project management - including strict adhering to schedules.
  • Professional service - from conceptualization to realization.
  • Feasibility studies
  • Timely communication, including update via pictures and Skype conferences & a
  • Properly monitored budget and expenditures

For these reasons, I highly endorse them and am excited to collaborate with them as a partner on this website.

That said, I assume that you have some additional questions for him. Perhaps about:

  • expansion opportunities
  • utilities and other community facilities
  • financial requirements
  • documents needed
  • payment options, etc

He was kind enough to allow me to share his personal email with you.

Simply complete the form below with your inquiry or interest. He welcomes all questions :-)

Contact Information For McBean's Project Management Ltd

Please note that all fields followed by an asterisk must be filled in.

McBean’s Project Management

8 Seaview Close, Great Pond, Ocho Rios St. Ann
& 23 Silvera Drive, Kingston 7
(876)-540-7771 / (876)-316-8185

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