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Cost of Living in Maldives

Cost of living in Maldives is 1.65% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Maldives is 20.24% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 65.00 Rf 50.00-100.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 447.55 Rf 300.00-573.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 150.00 Rf 101.72-210.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 46.35 Rf 35.00-50.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 60.00 Rf 45.00-83.41
Cappuccino (regular) 39.47 Rf 29.20-65.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 12.50 Rf 11.00-20.34
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 4.67 Rf 3.00-10.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 97.16 Rf 83.28-121.13
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 21.23 Rf 18.14-25.40
Rice (white), (1 lb) 6.80 Rf 3.63-20.41
Eggs (regular) (12) 25.50 Rf 24.00-30.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 46.72 Rf 25.40-68.04
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 34.02 Rf 22.68-40.82
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 52.16 Rf 26.76-86.18
Apples (1 lb) 14.74 Rf 11.34-20.41
Banana (1 lb) 29.48 Rf 20.41-36.29
Oranges (1 lb) 14.74 Rf 11.34-27.22
Tomato (1 lb) 22.68 Rf 16.33-77.11
Potato (1 lb) 8.62 Rf 6.80-9.98
Onion (1 lb) 15.42 Rf 6.80-22.68
Lettuce (1 head) 52.50 Rf 35.00-90.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 7.50 Rf 6.00-11.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,045.00 Rf 590.00-1,500.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 450.00 Rf
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 150.00 Rf
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 70.00 Rf 60.25-70.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 22.50 Rf 5.50-25.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 900.00 Rf 690.00-1,100.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 25.00 Rf 25.00-25.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 40.23 Rf 40.23-40.23
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 100.00 Rf 100.00-150.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 43.32 Rf 37.85-56.78
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 800,000.00 Rf 450,000.00-1,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 783,333.33 Rf 400,000.00-1,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 2,921.14 Rf 1,700.00-5,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.08 Rf 1.00-1.50
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 1,308.33 Rf 999.00-2,100.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 807.14 Rf 500.00-1,500.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 116.67 Rf 50.00-150.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 100.00 Rf 100.00-150.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 1,771.43 Rf 1,200.00-3,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 76,500.00 Rf 48,000.00-150,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 600.00 Rf 400.00-750.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 500.00 Rf 300.00-750.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,150.00 Rf 699.00-1,750.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,169.00 Rf 700.00-3,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 12,884.62 Rf 10,000.00-15,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 10,041.67 Rf 6,000.00-14,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 27,400.00 Rf 21,000.00-35,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 21,666.67 Rf 13,500.00-28,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 6,362.44 Rf 3,305.97-14,136.61
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 3,909.21 Rf 2,999.98-4,999.96
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 8,693.18 Rf
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 11.70 10.00-15.00

Prices in Maldives

These data are based on 553 entries in the past 18 months from 74 different contributors.
Last update: October 2018
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