Cost of Living in Bhutan

Cost of living in Bhutan is 43.91% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account).

Rent in Bhutan is, on average, 91.36% lower than in United States.

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 3.42 $ 1.71-10.94
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 20.51 $ 9.57-30.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 3.42 $ 3.41-4.10
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3.42 $ 1.64-10.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.79 $ 3.41-8.20
Cappuccino (regular) 1.81 $ 0.96-4.10
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.55 $ 0.41-1.37
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.30 $ 0.21-0.95
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.36 $ 2.59-5.18
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.65 $ 0.37-1.24
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.32 $ 0.25-0.62
Eggs (regular) (12) 2.03 $ 1.03-2.46
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.25 $ 1.86-2.79
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 1.93 $ 1.24-3.10
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2.48 $ 1.55-3.10
Apples (1 lb) 1.86 $ 0.62-2.48
Banana (1 lb) 0.81 $ 0.50-1.24
Oranges (1 lb) 1.01 $ 0.62-1.24
Tomato (1 lb) 0.84 $ 0.25-1.24
Potato (1 lb) 0.28 $ 0.12-0.37
Onion (1 lb) 0.51 $ 0.16-0.93
Lettuce (1 head) 0.56 $ 0.21-0.68
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.44 $ 0.27-0.68
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 12.31 $ 3.41-27.35
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.25 $ 0.41-2.05
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 0.82 $ 0.34-1.16
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 13.65 $ 8.20-13.67
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.34 $ 0.34-0.68
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 13.67 $ 13.67-20.47
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 1.09 $ 0.82-1.09
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 0.55 $ 0.31-1.64
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 4.73 $ 3.41-6.82
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.58 $ 2.95-3.88
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,125.33 $ 13,674.19-21,878.70
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,525.72 $ 20,511.28-24,569.05
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 49.98 $ 27.30-88.88
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.02 $ 0.01-0.04
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 50.14 $ 41.02-68.37
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 46.12 $ 13.67-136.49
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21.18 $ 0.00-36.24
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3.42 $ 2.73-4.10
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 73.79 $ 47.86-123.07
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 1,195.07 $ 750.72-4,102.26
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 39.18 $ 27.30-54.70
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 32.61 $ 16.41-41.02
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 56.99 $ 36.92-68.37
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 52.39 $ 40.95-68.37
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 99.10 $ 68.37-164.09
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 66.39 $ 41.02-102.37
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 216.73 $ 204.74-273.48
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 165.75 $ 109.39-232.46
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 158.80 $ 63.52-254.07
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 249.84 $ 50.81-508.15
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 314.40 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.60 7.00-12.00

Prices in Bhutan

This country had 149 entries in the past 12 months by 12 different contributors.
Last update: January 2021
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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