Cost of Living in Bhutan

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Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 200.00 Nu. 180.00-250.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,500.00 Nu. 1,000.00-2,346.93
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 225.00 Nu. 200.00-250.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 782.31 Nu.
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 250.00 Nu.
Cappuccino (regular) 90.00 Nu. 70.00-100.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 36.67 Nu. 30.00-50.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 15.00 Nu. 15.00-15.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 270.01 Nu. 247.15-283.91
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 65.91 Nu. 45.36-90.72
Rice (white), (1 lb) 27.27 Nu. 22.68-36.45
Eggs (regular) (12) 141.54 Nu. 140.00-144.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 212.08 Nu. 158.76-273.37
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 130.69 Nu. 113.40-136.69
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 170.48 Nu. 136.08-182.25
Apples (1 lb) 153.42 Nu. 113.40-204.12
Banana (1 lb) 72.69 Nu. 45.36-136.08
Oranges (1 lb) 102.31 Nu. 68.04-136.69
Tomato (1 lb) 35.19 Nu. 22.78-36.45
Potato (1 lb) 22.73 Nu. 18.14-22.78
Onion (1 lb) 32.95 Nu. 18.14-45.36
Lettuce (1 head) 47.62 Nu. 25.00-70.31
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 32.56 Nu. 15.00-50.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 250.00 Nu. 250.00-400.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 81.79 Nu. 80.00-85.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 81.67 Nu. 70.00-85.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 750.00 Nu. 500.00-1,000.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 150.00 Nu. 25.00-300.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,252.23 Nu. 1,004.46-1,500.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 70.00 Nu. 50.22-80.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 40.23 Nu. 22.53-64.37
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 411.64 Nu. 250.00-500.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 309.75 Nu. 262.36-328.06
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,250,000.00 Nu. 1,000,000.00-1,500,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,000,000.00 Nu. 1,800,000.00-2,200,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 2,766.67 Nu. 2,000.00-4,300.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 2.66 Nu. 0.45-5.02
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 1,500.00 Nu. 1,500.00-1,500.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 5,840.77 Nu. 2,500.00-10,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,234.92 Nu. 2,000.00-2,469.85
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 300.00 Nu. 250.00-301.34
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,590.77 Nu. 2,000.00-5,022.31
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 76,666.67 Nu. 55,000.00-95,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 3,000.00 Nu. 800.00-5,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,550.00 Nu. 1,000.00-2,100.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 4,166.67 Nu. 2,500.00-5,500.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 4,333.33 Nu. 2,500.00-5,500.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 13,844.20 Nu. 10,000.00-16,465.66
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 8,514.88 Nu. 7,500.00-10,044.63
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 20,037.19 Nu. 15,000.00-25,111.57
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 19,541.65 Nu. 15,000.00-28,124.96
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 15,342.75 Nu. 5,574.14-25,111.36
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 929.02 Nu.
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 29,860.11 Nu.
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 10.08 7.00-12.00

Prices in Bhutan

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