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Cost of Living in Laos

Cost of living in Laos is 28.41% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Laos is 69.36% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
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Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 2.00 $ 2.00-2.40
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 24.47 $ 10.00-25.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 4.75 $ 4.50-5.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 1.10 $ 1.00-1.40
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 1.80 $ 1.70-2.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.07 $ 2.00-2.35
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 0.73 $ 0.60-0.99
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 0.33 $ 0.25-0.50
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 7.75 $ 6.81-9.98
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.82 $ 1.18-2.81
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.49 $ 0.45-0.54
Eggs (12) 1.60 $ 1.50-1.90
Local Cheese (1 lb) 11.76 $ 9.01-14.51
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 1.53 $ 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) 0.41 $ 0.23-0.55
Oranges (1 lb) 1.14 $ 0.91-1.39
Tomato (1 lb) 0.86 $ 0.32-1.81
Potato (1 lb) 0.52 $ 0.45-0.59
Onion (1 lb) 0.91 $
Lettuce (1 head) 0.63 $ 0.30-0.80
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.53 $ 0.50-0.61
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.50 $ 10.00-15.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.00 $ 1.00-1.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 1.50 $ 1.50-1.50
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 1.62 $ 1.40-2.36
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.72 $ 0.70-0.74
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 15.00 $ 15.00-15.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.00 $ 2.00-2.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.85 $ 0.80-3.54
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 5.00 $ 0.50-5.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.63 $ 3.79-5.30
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,500.00 $ 18,000.00-25,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 76.61 $ 55.00-102.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.11 $ 0.10-0.12
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 137.50 $ 50.00-250.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 64.30 $ 30.00-86.93
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 5.65 $ 3.73-7.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 1.24 $
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 37.98 $ 18.61-61.77
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 21.33 $ 6.00-48.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 81.35 $ 77.21-86.85
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 52.68 $ 15.00-85.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 303.33 $ 170.00-450.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 180.00 $ 120.00-200.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 784.00 $ 400.00-1,600.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 400.00 $ 300.00-600.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 66.43 $ 4.18-139.35
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 34.53 $ 1.39-55.74
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 185.98 $ 159.74-200.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 6.00 4.00-8.00

Prices in Laos

These data are based on 257 entries in the past 18 months from 24 different contributors.
Last update: December, 2015 Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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