Cost of Living Comparison Between United States and Sri Lanka Reverse

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Cost of Living in Sri Lanka is 50.8% lower than in United States (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Sri Lanka is 63.4% lower than in United States
Rent Prices in Sri Lanka are 86.5% lower than in United States
Restaurant Prices in Sri Lanka are 72.7% lower than in United States
Groceries Prices in Sri Lanka are 34.3% lower than in United States
Local Purchasing Power in Sri Lanka is 87.7% lower than in United States
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Restaurants
United States Edit Sri Lanka Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 $
(6,104.52 Rs)
3.11 $
(950.00 Rs)
     -84.4 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 75.00 $
(22,891.96 Rs)
19.66 $
(6,000.00 Rs)
     -73.8 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 11.00 $
(3,357.49 Rs)
6.55 $
(2,000.00 Rs)
     -40.4 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 6.00 $
(1,831.36 Rs)
1.97 $
(600.00 Rs)
     -67.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 7.00 $
(2,136.58 Rs)
2.95 $
(900.00 Rs)
     -57.9 %
Cappuccino (regular) 5.11 $
(1,560.69 Rs)
2.32 $
(708.30 Rs)
     -54.6 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.49 $
(760.57 Rs)
0.68 $
(208.68 Rs)
     -72.6 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 2.05 $
(626.15 Rs)
0.35 $
(107.55 Rs)
     -82.8 %
Markets
United States Edit Sri Lanka Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.99 $
(1,217.95 Rs)
6.05 $
(1,848.14 Rs)
     +51.7 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 3.24 $
(988.57 Rs)
0.56 $
(171.49 Rs)
     -82.7 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 2.06 $
(627.46 Rs)
0.35 $
(107.12 Rs)
     -82.9 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.67 $
(1,120.29 Rs)
2.14 $
(654.59 Rs)
     -41.6 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.82 $
(1,776.42 Rs)
5.25 $
(1,601.60 Rs)
     -9.8 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 5.46 $
(1,667.51 Rs)
2.24 $
(684.12 Rs)
     -59.0 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 7.26 $
(2,216.32 Rs)
3.42 $
(1,043.73 Rs)
     -52.9 %
Apples (1 lb) 2.40 $
(732.65 Rs)
3.10 $
(945.96 Rs)
     +29.1 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.76 $
(233.11 Rs)
0.45 $
(137.40 Rs)
     -41.1 %
Oranges (1 lb) 2.03 $
(620.86 Rs)
2.57 $
(783.00 Rs)
     +26.1 %
Tomato (1 lb) 2.22 $
(677.19 Rs)
0.59 $
(179.35 Rs)
     -73.5 %
Potato (1 lb) 1.35 $
(412.63 Rs)
0.48 $
(147.69 Rs)
     -64.2 %
Onion (1 lb) 1.38 $
(421.52 Rs)
0.45 $
(136.31 Rs)
     -67.7 %
Lettuce (1 head) 2.16 $
(659.07 Rs)
1.22 $
(372.31 Rs)
     -43.5 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 2.19 $
(667.65 Rs)
0.55 $
(167.98 Rs)
     -74.8 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 $
(4,578.39 Rs)
12.61 $
(3,850.00 Rs)
     -15.9 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.79 $
(546.93 Rs)
1.86 $
(567.33 Rs)
     +3.7 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 3.51 $
(1,070.55 Rs)
2.53 $
(770.83 Rs)
     -28.0 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 10.00 $
(3,052.26 Rs)
8.19 $
(2,500.00 Rs)
     -18.1 %
Transportation
United States Edit Sri Lanka Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.50 $
(763.07 Rs)
0.16 $
(50.00 Rs)
     -93.4 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 71.00 $
(21,671.06 Rs)
6.55 $
(2,000.00 Rs)
     -90.8 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 $
(1,068.29 Rs)
0.39 $
(120.00 Rs)
     -88.8 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.76 $
(842.42 Rs)
0.53 $
(160.93 Rs)
     -80.9 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 $
(9,156.78 Rs)
0.66 $
(200.00 Rs)
     -97.8 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.65 $
(1,112.60 Rs)
4.95 $
(1,510.56 Rs)
     +35.8 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,272.00 $
(10,155,484.03 Rs)
34,040.34 $
(10,390,000.00 Rs)
     +2.3 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,099.49 $
(7,966,247.44 Rs)
38,059.35 $
(11,616,708.08 Rs)
     +45.8 %
Utilities (Monthly)
United States Edit Sri Lanka Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 204.49 $
(62,415.75 Rs)
47.97 $
(14,643.14 Rs)
     -76.5 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 53.02 $
(16,184.27 Rs)
4.81 $
(1,468.33 Rs)
     -90.9 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 70.53 $
(21,527.82 Rs)
15.29 $
(4,667.86 Rs)
     -78.3 %
Sports And Leisure
United States Edit Sri Lanka Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 46.62 $
(14,229.35 Rs)
12.68 $
(3,869.05 Rs)
     -72.8 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21.72 $
(6,629.62 Rs)
5.43 $
(1,658.82 Rs)
     -75.0 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 14.00 $
(4,273.17 Rs)
3.28 $
(1,000.00 Rs)
     -76.6 %
Childcare
United States Edit Sri Lanka Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,383.25 $
(422,204.98 Rs)
27.41 $
(8,366.67 Rs)
     -98.0 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 22,501.22 $
(6,867,960.00 Rs)
486.93 $
(148,625.00 Rs)
     -97.8 %
Clothing And Shoes
United States Edit Sri Lanka Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 52.07 $
(15,893.49 Rs)
27.26 $
(8,321.25 Rs)
     -47.6 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 42.60 $
(13,002.00 Rs)
19.13 $
(5,840.00 Rs)
     -55.1 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 88.46 $
(27,001.25 Rs)
59.08 $
(18,031.58 Rs)
     -33.2 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 113.84 $
(34,745.46 Rs)
35.83 $
(10,935.29 Rs)
     -68.5 %
Rent Per Month
United States Edit Sri Lanka Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,755.14 $
(535,713.89 Rs)
201.29 $
(61,437.50 Rs)
     -88.5 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,443.39 $
(440,560.37 Rs)
117.20 $
(35,771.43 Rs)
     -91.9 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,940.79 $
(897,605.47 Rs)
587.51 $
(179,324.32 Rs)
     -80.0 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 2,387.20 $
(728,635.17 Rs)
247.95 $
(75,681.25 Rs)
     -89.6 %
Buy Apartment Price
United States Edit Sri Lanka Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 312.69 $
(95,441.86 Rs)
159.34 $
(48,633.23 Rs)
     -49.0 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 252.61 $
(77,104.34 Rs)
135.50 $
(41,359.44 Rs)
     -46.4 %
Salaries And Financing
United States Edit Sri Lanka Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 4,533.30 $
(1,383,680.63 Rs)
203.74 $
(62,187.80 Rs)
     -95.5 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 6.57 18.26      +178.1 %
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