Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and Sri Lanka Reverse

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Consumer Prices in Sri Lanka are 54.8% lower than in United States (without rent)
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Sri Lanka are 66.0% lower than in United States
Rent Prices in Sri Lanka are 86.5% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in Sri Lanka are 75.6% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in Sri Lanka are 39.7% lower than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in Sri Lanka is 87.8% lower than in United States
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Restaurants
United States Edit Sri Lanka Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $
(6,251.26 Rs)
2.72 $
(850.00 Rs)
     -86.4 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 75.00 $
(23,442.22 Rs)
16.64 $
(5,200.00 Rs)
     -77.8 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.50 $
(3,281.91 Rs)
6.40 $
(2,000.00 Rs)
     -39.1 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $
(1,875.38 Rs)
1.79 $
(560.00 Rs)
     -70.1 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 $
(2,187.94 Rs)
2.56 $
(800.00 Rs)
     -63.4 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.08 $
(1,586.55 Rs)
2.09 $
(653.89 Rs)
     -58.8 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.47 $
(770.58 Rs)
0.62 $
(194.03 Rs)
     -74.8 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.04 $
(636.76 Rs)
0.32 $
(99.18 Rs)
     -84.4 %
Markets
United States Edit Sri Lanka Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.01 $
(1,253.94 Rs)
5.68 $
(1,774.94 Rs)
     +41.5 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.23 $
(1,009.75 Rs)
0.54 $
(169.03 Rs)
     -83.3 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.06 $
(643.19 Rs)
0.33 $
(103.67 Rs)
     -83.9 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.73 $
(1,165.64 Rs)
1.97 $
(615.59 Rs)
     -47.2 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.83 $
(1,821.55 Rs)
4.99 $
(1,559.84 Rs)
     -14.4 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.51 $
(1,720.74 Rs)
2.13 $
(667.17 Rs)
     -61.2 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.23 $
(2,260.18 Rs)
3.24 $
(1,013.32 Rs)
     -55.2 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.41 $
(753.81 Rs)
2.84 $
(888.15 Rs)
     +17.8 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.76 $
(238.10 Rs)
0.40 $
(125.90 Rs)
     -47.1 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.04 $
(636.91 Rs)
2.39 $
(746.52 Rs)
     +17.2 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.23 $
(695.72 Rs)
0.58 $
(182.65 Rs)
     -73.7 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.37 $
(427.63 Rs)
0.48 $
(149.11 Rs)
     -65.1 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.38 $
(429.79 Rs)
0.37 $
(116.81 Rs)
     -72.8 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.16 $
(673.90 Rs)
1.16 $
(364.10 Rs)
     -46.0 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.17 $
(679.34 Rs)
0.52 $
(162.10 Rs)
     -76.1 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(4,688.44 Rs)
11.20 $
(3,500.00 Rs)
     -25.3 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.74 $
(545.29 Rs)
1.67 $
(520.89 Rs)
     -4.5 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.52 $
(1,101.61 Rs)
2.40 $
(750.62 Rs)
     -31.9 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00 $
(3,125.63 Rs)
6.40 $
(2,000.00 Rs)
     -36.0 %
Transportation
United States Edit Sri Lanka Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $
(781.41 Rs)
0.16 $
(50.00 Rs)
     -93.6 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 72.00 $
(22,504.53 Rs)
5.68 $
(1,775.00 Rs)
     -92.1 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.75 $
(1,172.11 Rs)
0.38 $
(120.00 Rs)
     -89.8 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.80 $
(875.18 Rs)
0.51 $
(160.93 Rs)
     -81.6 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(9,376.89 Rs)
0.64 $
(200.00 Rs)
     -97.9 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.65 $
(1,142.29 Rs)
4.64 $
(1,448.91 Rs)
     +26.8 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,000.00 $
(10,314,578.04 Rs)
31,993.55 $
(10,000,000.00 Rs)
     -3.0 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,030.17 $
(8,136,066.11 Rs)
35,596.76 $
(11,126,228.93 Rs)
     +36.8 %
Utilities (Monthly)
United States Edit Sri Lanka Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 205.50 $
(64,232.72 Rs)
43.77 $
(13,681.46 Rs)
     -78.7 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 50.86 $
(15,897.51 Rs)
4.86 $
(1,519.12 Rs)
     -90.4 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 70.82 $
(22,134.83 Rs)
12.45 $
(3,890.89 Rs)
     -82.4 %
Sports And Leisure
United States Edit Sri Lanka Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 47.97 $
(14,995.07 Rs)
12.23 $
(3,822.92 Rs)
     -74.5 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22.73 $
(7,105.27 Rs)
4.92 $
(1,538.89 Rs)
     -78.3 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 $
(4,375.88 Rs)
3.20 $
(1,000.00 Rs)
     -77.1 %
Childcare
United States Edit Sri Lanka Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,379.17 $
(431,076.98 Rs)
27.79 $
(8,685.71 Rs)
     -98.0 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 23,279.70 $
(7,276,371.45 Rs)
520.24 $
(162,607.14 Rs)
     -97.8 %
Clothing And Shoes
United States Edit Sri Lanka Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 52.29 $
(16,343.93 Rs)
25.69 $
(8,028.89 Rs)
     -50.9 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 43.56 $
(13,615.77 Rs)
17.65 $
(5,516.67 Rs)
     -59.5 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 88.34 $
(27,612.36 Rs)
54.01 $
(16,881.58 Rs)
     -38.9 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 114.29 $
(35,721.88 Rs)
32.35 $
(10,110.26 Rs)
     -71.7 %
Rent Per Month
United States Edit Sri Lanka Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,772.97 $
(554,165.64 Rs)
204.25 $
(63,842.11 Rs)
     -88.5 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,451.93 $
(453,820.31 Rs)
108.45 $
(33,897.44 Rs)
     -92.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,965.86 $
(927,016.98 Rs)
601.63 $
(188,048.78 Rs)
     -79.7 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,404.35 $
(751,509.75 Rs)
246.96 $
(77,190.24 Rs)
     -89.7 %
Buy Apartment Price
United States Edit Sri Lanka Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 319.54 $
(99,875.44 Rs)
145.17 $
(45,373.22 Rs)
     -54.6 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 256.40 $
(80,139.83 Rs)
112.33 $
(35,110.03 Rs)
     -56.2 %
Salaries And Financing
United States Edit Sri Lanka Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,538.02 $
(1,418,416.68 Rs)
188.43 $
(58,896.08 Rs)
     -95.8 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.56 17.94      +173.6 %
Last update: February 2024February 2024
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