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Cost of Living in Bhutan

Cost of living in Bhutan is 46.91% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Bhutan is 90.32% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
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Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 250.00 Rs 200.00-250.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,075.00 Rs 650.00-1,500.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 800.00 Rs
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 201.37 Rs 80.00-250.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 251.71 Rs 90.00-350.00
Cappuccino (regular) 150.23 Rs 100.00-250.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 43.42 Rs 40.00-50.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 18.38 Rs 15.00-20.14
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 252.36 Rs 246.05-264.98
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 63.50 Rs
Rice (white), (1 lb) 30.24 Rs 22.68-34.02
Eggs (regular) (12) 75.00 Rs
Local Cheese (1 lb) 181.44 Rs 158.76-204.12
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 158.76 Rs
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 113.40 Rs
Apples (1 lb) 102.06 Rs 68.04-113.40
Banana (1 lb) 45.36 Rs
Oranges (1 lb) 68.04 Rs
Tomato (1 lb) 28.35 Rs 18.14-54.43
Potato (1 lb) 18.14 Rs 13.61-22.68
Onion (1 lb) 18.14 Rs 18.14-27.22
Lettuce (1 head) 40.00 Rs
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 30.10 Rs 30.00-30.21
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 2,250.00 Rs 2,000.00-2,500.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 110.24 Rs 70.48-150.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 70.48 Rs
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 600.00 Rs
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 25.00 Rs 20.00-25.17
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 700.00 Rs 400.00-1,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 80.00 Rs 60.00-80.55
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 40.51 Rs 40.23-64.82
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 75.00 Rs
Gasoline (1 gallon) 264.87 Rs 228.68-287.69
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,200,000.00 Rs 1,000,000.00-1,200,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,200,000.00 Rs 1,200,000.00-1,200,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 3,178.10 Rs 1,500.00-5,034.30
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.24 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 3,010.29 Rs 3,000.00-3,020.58
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 150.00 Rs
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 200.00 Rs
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 6,188.39 Rs 4,027.44-9,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 141,952.47 Rs 30,205.78-300,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,617.83 Rs 2,013.72-4,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 2,845.91 Rs 2,517.15-3,020.58
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 4,085.42 Rs 4,000.00-4,228.81
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 3,181.53 Rs 3,000.00-3,524.01
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 7,524.01 Rs 4,000.00-15,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 4,840.19 Rs 3,020.58-13,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 16,700.96 Rs 10,068.59-25,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 11,684.96 Rs 7,048.02-18,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 11,254.81 Rs 4,645.11-14,864.36
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 4,645.11 Rs 3,716.09-5,574.14
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 26,596.03 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 154 entries in the past 18 months from 16 different contributors.
Last update: November 2018
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