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Cost of Living in Laos

Cost of living in Laos is 21.70% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Laos is 44.56% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 2.70 $ 2.00-3.44
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 18.07 $ 15.00-25.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.51 $ 5.00-7.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1.00 $ 0.96-1.50
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.81 $ 1.50-3.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.41 $ 1.50-3.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.88 $ 0.60-1.20
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.67 $ 0.35-1.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 9.70 $ 7.57-12.30
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.61 $ 1.36-2.72
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.64 $ 0.45-0.91
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.47 $ 1.30-1.70
Local Cheese (1 lb) 13.91 $ 9.07-19.04
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 1.56 $ 1.13-1.81
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 5.67 $ 4.40-8.16
Apples (1 lb) 1.81 $ 0.91-2.27
Banana (1 lb) 0.91 $ 0.45-1.36
Oranges (1 lb) 1.06 $ 0.91-1.36
Tomato (1 lb) 0.60 $ 0.45-0.91
Potato (1 lb) 0.73 $ 0.59-0.91
Onion (1 lb) 0.64 $ 0.45-0.91
Lettuce (1 head) 1.25 $ 0.50-2.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.64 $ 0.50-0.80
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.00 $ 9.17-15.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.02 $ 0.97-1.15
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.35 $ 1.60-3.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2.29 $ 1.58-3.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.54 $ 0.36-0.72
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 4.50 $
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.75 $ 2.50-3.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 6.44 $ 4.02-7.72
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 7.38 $ 4.75-10.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.90 $ 3.66-4.31
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) 31,000.00 $ 25,000.00-35,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 85.99 $ 56.67-106.22
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.11 $ 0.05-0.20
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 70.98 $ 32.36-100.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 44.93 $ 36.67-50.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 12.36 $ 10.00-14.71
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 5.50 $ 5.00-7.00
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 5,801.27 $ 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 49.00 $ 25.00-73.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 670.00 $ 500.00-800.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 325.00 $ 194.17-500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,366.67 $ 1,000.00-2,200.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,000.00 $ 500.00-1,600.00
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) 333.33 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.33 3.00-12.00

Prices in Laos

These data are based on 321 entries in the past 18 months from 43 different contributors.
Last update: September 2019
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