Cost of Living in Bhutan

Cost of living in Bhutan is 44.84% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account).

Rent in Bhutan is, on average, 91.10% lower than in United States.

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 275.00 ₹ 125.00-800.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 999.46 ₹ 500.00-1,500.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 275.00 ₹ 250.00-300.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 224.95 ₹ 120.00-500.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 350.00 ₹ 249.86-600.00
Cappuccino (regular) 138.99 ₹ 99.95-300.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 42.49 ₹ 39.98-100.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 22.00 ₹ 15.00-69.69
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 290.21 ₹ 227.12-378.54
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 63.50 ₹ 27.22-90.72
Rice (white), (1 lb) 28.73 ₹ 18.14-45.36
Eggs (regular) (12) 128.33 ₹ 75.00-180.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 158.76 ₹ 136.08-158.76
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 173.88 ₹ 124.74-226.80
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 166.32 ₹ 113.40-226.80
Apples (1 lb) 147.42 ₹ 113.40-181.44
Banana (1 lb) 57.46 ₹ 36.29-90.72
Oranges (1 lb) 68.04 ₹ 45.36-90.72
Tomato (1 lb) 54.43 ₹ 18.14-90.72
Potato (1 lb) 19.66 ₹ 9.07-22.68
Onion (1 lb) 20.41 ₹ 11.34-27.22
Lettuce (1 head) 38.33 ₹ 25.00-50.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 40.00 ₹ 29.98-50.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,750.00 ₹ 1,500.00-2,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 83.32 ₹ 30.00-150.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 47.48 ₹ 25.00-69.96
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 600.00 ₹ 250.00-1,000.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 25.00 ₹ 24.99-49.97
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,000.00 ₹ 1,000.00-1,499.18
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 79.96 ₹ 59.97-80.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 40.22 ₹ 22.52-120.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 345.30 ₹ 249.86-499.73
Gasoline (1 gallon) 268.06 ₹ 246.05-283.91
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,000,000.00 ₹ 1,000,000.00-1,499,183.21
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,666,339.95 ₹ 1,500,000.00-1,700,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 3,323.19 ₹ 1,998.91-5,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.73 ₹ 0.30-3.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 3,166.39 ₹ 1,499.18-5,000.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 4,622.89 ₹ 1,000.00-9,994.55
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,321.27 ₹ 1,998.91-2,643.64
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 249.86 ₹ 200.00-250.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 5,498.71 ₹ 3,500.00-9,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 87,468.69 ₹ 54,970.05-300,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,866.01 ₹ 1,998.91-4,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 2,336.31 ₹ 1,200.00-3,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 4,031.95 ₹ 2,700.00-5,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 3,665.71 ₹ 2,998.37-5,000.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 7,570.46 ₹ 5,000.00-12,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 5,165.99 ₹ 3,000.00-7,495.92
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 15,997.28 ₹ 14,991.83-20,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 12,570.22 ₹ 8,000.00-17,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 11,612.78 ₹ 4,645.11-18,580.45
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 8,825.72 ₹ 3,716.09-13,935.34
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 21,331.06 ₹
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 10.25 7.00-12.00

Prices in Bhutan

This country had 175 entries in the past 12 months by 17 different contributors.
Last update: August 2020
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