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Cost of Living in Laos

Cost of living in Laos is 25.78% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Laos is 64.74% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
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Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 2.00 $ 1.85-2.40
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 24.65 $ 10.00-40.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.00 $ 4.50-6.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1.22 $ 1.00-1.40
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.86 $ 1.80-2.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.16 $ 1.86-2.46
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.81 $ 0.61-1.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.35 $ 0.25-0.50
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.22 $ 6.81-11.36
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.91 $ 1.18-2.81
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.45 $ 0.36-0.52
Eggs (12) 1.52 $ 1.20-1.90
Local Cheese (1 lb) 11.76 $ 9.01-14.51
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 1.47 $ 1.36-1.70
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.54 $
Apples (1 lb) 0.91 $ 0.91-0.91
Banana (1 lb) 0.45 $ 0.45-0.45
Oranges (1 lb) 1.22 $ 1.13-1.39
Tomato (1 lb) 0.94 $ 0.45-1.81
Potato (1 lb) 0.57 $ 0.56-0.59
Onion (1 lb) 0.72 $ 0.56-0.91
Lettuce (1 head) 0.80 $ 0.80-0.80
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.56 $ 0.50-0.62
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.50 $ 10.00-15.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.99 $ 0.98-1.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.75 $ 1.50-2.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 1.75 $ 1.40-2.36
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.70 $ 0.25-0.74
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 15.00 $ 15.00-15.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.00 $
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.70 $ 1.85-3.54
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 5.00 $ 5.00-5.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.30 $ 3.79-4.81
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 $ 18,000.00-25,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 68.15 $ 55.00-75.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.11 $ 0.10-0.12
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 124.62 $ 50.00-250.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 78.17 $ 50.00-99.36
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 6.61 $ 6.21-7.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 4.00 $ 1.24-4.92
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 40.64 $ 18.61-61.77
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 29.00 $ 10.00-48.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 83.43 $ 80.00-86.85
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 62.10 $ 33.27-85.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 350.00 $ 250.00-450.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 180.00 $ 120.00-200.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 999.39 $ 600.00-1,600.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 438.46 $ 300.00-600.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 97.55 $ 55.74-139.35
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 51.10 $ 46.45-55.74
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 223.48 $ 159.74-350.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 6.00 4.00-8.00

Prices in Laos

These data are based on 270 entries in the past 18 months from 28 different contributors.
Last update: May, 2016 Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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