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Cost of Living in Maldives

Cost of living in Maldives is 20.01% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Maldives is 22.47% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 95.51 Rf 50.00-100.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 325.00 Rf 230.00-500.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 150.00 Rf 106.00-200.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 52.50 Rf 35.00-100.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 100.00 Rf 65.00-121.36
Cappuccino (regular) 32.59 Rf 25.00-40.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 14.46 Rf 10.00-18.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 5.51 Rf 5.00-7.58
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 102.21 Rf 87.06-132.49
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 22.45 Rf 19.96-27.22
Rice (white), (1 lb) 12.52 Rf 11.34-13.61
Eggs (12) 22.71 Rf 18.00-30.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 46.63 Rf 31.75-54.43
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 37.80 Rf 29.48-45.36
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 68.04 Rf 54.43-81.65
Apples (1 lb) 20.68 Rf 13.61-27.22
Banana (1 lb) 27.22 Rf 22.68-31.75
Oranges (1 lb) 15.31 Rf 13.61-18.14
Tomato (1 lb) 16.63 Rf 13.61-20.41
Potato (1 lb) 12.47 Rf 11.34-13.61
Onion (1 lb) 9.07 Rf 9.07-9.07
Lettuce (1 head) 32.50 Rf 30.00-40.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 7.19 Rf 5.51-10.00
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 45.00-50.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 6.00 Rf 5.50-6.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 450.00 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 100.00-100.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 51.70 Rf 41.64-66.24
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 250,000.00 Rf 250,000.00-459,999.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 300,000.00 Rf
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 2,115.38 Rf 1,756.67-2,428.57
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.25 Rf 0.90-1.99
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 1,488.00 Rf 1,000.00-2,500.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 807.14 Rf 500.00-1,200.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 375.00 Rf 300.00-450.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 100.00 Rf 100.00-150.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 496.88 Rf 325.00-700.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 475.00 Rf 300.00-700.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,081.43 Rf 600.00-1,500.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,317.33 Rf 900.00-2,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 10,967.18 Rf 10,000.00-12,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 8,722.22 Rf 6,500.00-10,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 24,666.67 Rf 22,000.00-30,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 21,888.89 Rf 15,000.00-24,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 7,323.38 Rf 4,970.27-11,999.90
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 3,363.84 Rf 2,999.98-3,727.70
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 8,230.00 Rf
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 12.40 11.00-15.00

Prices in Maldives

These data are based on 460 entries in the past 18 months from 55 different contributors.
Last update: August, 2016 Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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