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Cost of Living in Laos

Cost of living in Laos is 22.74% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Laos is 30.32% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 2.43 $ 2.41-3.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 19.70 $ 18.04-25.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.05 $ 2.41-7.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1.21 $ 0.99-1.82
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.83 $ 1.80-2.80
Cappuccino (regular) 2.29 $ 1.80-3.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.67 $ 0.60-0.97
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.39 $ 0.30-0.60
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 8.73 $ 4.59-15.89
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.98 $ 1.40-2.72
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.46 $ 0.36-0.55
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.52 $ 1.44-1.70
Local Cheese (1 lb) 14.06 $ 9.07-19.04
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 1.56 $ 1.36-1.77
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 4.49 $ 4.40-4.54
Apples (1 lb) 0.91 $ 0.91-0.91
Banana (1 lb) 0.68 $ 0.45-0.91
Oranges (1 lb) 1.02 $ 0.91-1.13
Tomato (1 lb) 0.51 $ 0.45-0.56
Potato (1 lb) 0.60 $ 0.33-0.91
Onion (1 lb) 0.72 $ 0.56-0.91
Lettuce (1 head) 1.26 $ 0.80-2.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.61 $ 0.60-0.62
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 18.18 $ 15.60-24.32
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.08 $ 0.97-1.70
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.76 $ 2.46-3.03
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2.80 $ 1.95-3.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.54 $ 0.36-0.72
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 4.50 $
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.50 $ 1.81-3.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 5.23 $ 4.02-6.44
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 7.38 $ 4.75-10.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.77 $ 3.46-4.31
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 31,500.00 $ 28,000.00-35,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,000.00 $ 30,000.00-35,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 78.26 $ 60.00-100.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.10 $ 0.04-0.20
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 85.23 $ 36.48-170.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 56.34 $ 36.67-102.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 12.36 $ 10.00-14.71
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 5.00 $ 4.86-6.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 190.00 $ 43.00-300.32
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 5,667.72 $ 4,200.00-7,800.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 70.00 $ 60.00-80.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 48.00 $
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 103.33 $ 80.00-150.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 37.67 $ 15.00-73.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 660.00 $ 500.00-800.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 425.00 $ 250.00-600.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,733.33 $ 1,000.00-2,300.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,237.50 $ 950.00-1,600.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 365.76 $ 111.48-799.99
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 64.10 $ 18.58-100.00
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 247.81 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.00 3.00-12.00

Prices in Laos

These data are based on 298 entries in the past 18 months from 43 different contributors.
Last update: June 2018
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