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Cost of Living in Maldives

Cost of living in Maldives is 20.76% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Maldives is 24.52% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 75.00 Rf 50.00-100.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 350.00 Rf 230.00-500.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 150.00 Rf 100.00-200.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 52.50 Rf 35.00-100.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 111.37 Rf 100.00-122.74
Cappuccino (regular) 34.43 Rf 25.00-45.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 14.15 Rf 10.00-15.34
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 5.09 Rf 4.00-6.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 97.95 Rf 94.64-105.99
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 21.37 Rf 19.96-23.59
Rice (white), (1 lb) 12.32 Rf 11.34-13.61
Eggs (12) 23.67 Rf 18.00-30.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 44.68 Rf 31.75-54.43
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 40.82 Rf 29.48-52.16
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 68.04 Rf 54.43-81.65
Apples (1 lb) 17.61 Rf 11.34-22.68
Banana (1 lb) 28.73 Rf 22.68-31.75
Oranges (1 lb) 13.61 Rf 11.34-15.88
Tomato (1 lb) 14.74 Rf 13.61-15.88
Potato (1 lb) 12.10 Rf 11.34-13.61
Onion (1 lb) 9.07 Rf 9.07-9.07
Lettuce (1 head) 41.00 Rf 30.00-70.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 7.07 Rf 5.51-9.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 300.00 Rf
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 110.00 Rf
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 110.00 Rf
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 48.00 Rf 45.00-55.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.50 Rf 5.50-6.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 330.00 Rf 300.00-600.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 25.00 Rf 25.00-25.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 40.23 Rf 40.23-40.23
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 100.00 Rf 80.00-100.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 50.26 Rf 41.64-66.24
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 354,999.50 Rf 250,000.00-459,999.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 325,000.00 Rf 300,000.00-350,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 2,353.36 Rf 1,756.67-3,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.21 Rf 0.99-1.99
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 1,211.67 Rf 830.00-1,500.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 844.44 Rf 550.00-1,200.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 266.67 Rf 0.00-500.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 110.00 Rf 100.00-150.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 506.25 Rf 350.00-600.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 516.67 Rf 300.00-700.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,068.89 Rf 550.00-1,500.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,294.25 Rf 650.00-2,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 10,718.79 Rf 9,000.00-12,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 8,409.09 Rf 6,500.00-10,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 24,818.18 Rf 22,000.00-30,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 21,090.91 Rf 15,000.00-24,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 6,499.95 Rf 4,999.96-7,999.93
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 3,909.21 Rf 2,999.98-4,999.96
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 8,458.12 Rf
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 11.00 10.00-12.00

Prices in Maldives

These data are based on 529 entries in the past 18 months from 58 different contributors.
Last update: September, 2016 Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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