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Cost of Living in Maldives

Cost of living in Maldives is 21.15% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Maldives is 22.56% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 77.50 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 100.00-200.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 50.00 Rf 35.00-60.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 93.28 Rf 65.00-122.48
Cappuccino (regular) 33.06 Rf 25.00-40.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 15.94 Rf 12.00-20.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 5.51 Rf 5.00-7.66
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 28.44 Rf 23.00-40.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 23.67 Rf 15.00-30.00
Rice (white), (1kg) 27.60 Rf 25.00-30.00
Eggs (12) 22.71 Rf 18.00-30.00
Local Cheese (1kg) 102.80 Rf 70.00-120.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 83.33 Rf 65.00-100.00
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 150.00 Rf 120.00-180.00
Apples (1kg) 45.60 Rf 30.00-60.00
Banana (1kg) 60.00 Rf 50.00-70.00
Oranges (1kg) 33.75 Rf 30.00-40.00
Tomato (1kg) 36.67 Rf 30.00-45.00
Potato (1kg) 27.50 Rf 25.00-30.00
Onion (1kg) 20.00 Rf 20.00-20.00
Lettuce (1 head) 32.50 Rf 30.00-40.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 8.00 Rf 6.00-12.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 300.00 Rf
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 110.00 Rf
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 110.00 Rf
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 47.50 Rf 40.00-50.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 6.00 Rf 5.50-20.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 450.00 Rf 300.00-600.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 25.00 Rf 25.00-25.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 25.00 Rf 25.00-30.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 100.00 Rf 100.00-100.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 13.66 Rf 11.00-17.50
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 250,000.00 Rf 250,000.00-459,999.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 2,179.48 Rf 1,756.67-2,500.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.02 Rf 0.50-1.90
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 1,488.33 Rf 1,000.00-2,500.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 814.29 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 110.00 Rf 100.00-150.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 521.43 Rf 450.00-700.00
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) 1,161.67 Rf 750.00-1,500.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,390.80 Rf 900.00-2,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 11,133.03 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 24,818.18 Rf 22,000.00-30,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 21,200.00 Rf 15,000.00-24,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 90,705.01 Rf 53,500.00-164,795.47
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 36,208.37 Rf 32,291.73-40,125.00
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 8,350.00 Rf 6,500.00-10,500.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 12.40 11.00-15.00

Prices in Maldives

These data are based on 472 entries in the past 18 months from 54 different contributors.
Last update: April, 2016 Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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