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Cost of Living in Bhutan

Cost of living in Bhutan is 48.78% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Bhutan is 91.76% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
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Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 275.00 Rs 250.00-300.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 600.00 Rs 500.00-700.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 800.00 Rs
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 200.67 Rs 120.00-250.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 250.84 Rs 150.00-350.00
Cappuccino (regular) 115.11 Rs 100.00-250.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 40.07 Rs 40.00-50.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 21.69 Rs 15.00-69.69
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 246.05 Rs 227.12-264.98
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 42.34 Rs 27.22-63.50
Rice (white), (1 lb) 28.35 Rs 18.14-34.02
Eggs (regular) (12) 102.50 Rs 75.00-130.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 158.76 Rs 136.08-204.12
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 139.86 Rs 124.74-158.76
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 136.08 Rs 113.40-158.76
Apples (1 lb) 105.84 Rs 90.72-113.40
Banana (1 lb) 40.82 Rs 36.29-45.36
Oranges (1 lb) 56.70 Rs 45.36-68.04
Tomato (1 lb) 27.22 Rs 18.14-54.43
Potato (1 lb) 15.88 Rs 9.07-22.68
Onion (1 lb) 18.14 Rs 11.34-27.22
Lettuce (1 head) 32.50 Rs 25.00-40.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 33.37 Rs 30.00-40.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 2,000.00 Rs
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 83.41 Rs 30.00-150.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 47.62 Rs 25.00-70.23
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 425.00 Rs 250.00-600.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 25.04 Rs 25.00-25.08
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,000.00 Rs
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 80.00 Rs 80.00-80.27
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 40.37 Rs 40.23-64.59
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 322.61 Rs 250.00-395.21
Gasoline (1 gallon) 262.76 Rs 227.89-287.69
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,300,000.00 Rs 1,000,000.00-1,600,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,500,000.00 Rs 1,300,000.00-1,700,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 3,172.26 Rs 1,500.00-5,016.77
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.05 Rs 0.30-3.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 2,000.00 Rs 1,000.00-3,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 2,336.69 Rs 1,000.00-3,010.06
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,371.28 Rs
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 225.00 Rs 200.00-250.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 4,765.93 Rs 3,500.00-9,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 107,659.34 Rs 30,100.64-300,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,572.48 Rs 2,006.71-4,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 2,236.13 Rs 1,200.00-3,010.06
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 4,075.84 Rs 2,700.00-5,200.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 3,170.02 Rs 2,900.00-3,511.74
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 6,258.81 Rs 5,016.77-7,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 4,127.52 Rs 3,010.06-6,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 15,262.58 Rs 15,000.00-16,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 10,131.71 Rs 8,026.84-12,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 9,488.40 Rs 4,645.11-14,331.68
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 3,716.09 Rs
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 22,773.48 Rs
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 3.00 3.00-3.00

Prices in Bhutan

These data are based on 185 entries in the past 18 months from 19 different contributors.
Last update: October 2019
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