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Cost of Living in Sri Lanka

Cost of living in Sri Lanka is 56.18% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Sri Lanka is 77.57% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 250.00 Rs 150.00-300.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,500.00 Rs 800.00-2,500.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 700.00 Rs 500.00-1,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 300.00 Rs 200.00-400.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 400.00 Rs 300.00-600.00
Cappuccino (regular) 318.34 Rs 200.00-500.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 77.90 Rs 50.00-180.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 47.88 Rs 40.00-80.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 635.83 Rs 378.54-757.08
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 59.05 Rs 49.90-90.72
Rice (white), (1 lb) 37.96 Rs 29.48-52.16
Eggs (12) 187.28 Rs 150.00-240.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 589.17 Rs 362.87-907.19
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 268.58 Rs 204.12-340.19
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 273.09 Rs 185.97-408.23
Apples (1 lb) 135.58 Rs 90.72-181.44
Banana (1 lb) 54.70 Rs 31.75-90.72
Oranges (1 lb) 115.55 Rs 68.04-181.44
Tomato (1 lb) 68.77 Rs 36.29-107.05
Potato (1 lb) 57.60 Rs 34.02-90.72
Onion (1 lb) 51.84 Rs 31.75-90.72
Lettuce (1 head) 143.27 Rs 50.00-300.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 80.93 Rs 60.00-120.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,550.00 Rs 1,100.00-2,200.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 255.79 Rs 160.00-400.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 352.88 Rs 200.00-550.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 800.00 Rs 480.00-920.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 16.50 Rs 10.00-26.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 950.00 Rs 500.00-1,500.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 50.00 Rs 50.00-60.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 69.20 Rs 56.33-80.47
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 100.00 Rs 60.00-120.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 458.71 Rs 416.40-529.96
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 4,000,000.00 Rs 3,500,000.00-5,500,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 5,818,181.82 Rs 4,000,000.00-7,500,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 8,470.46 Rs 2,500.00-25,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 2.34 Rs 1.79-3.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 2,435.77 Rs 1,490.00-4,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,719.42 Rs 800.00-4,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 1,101.59 Rs 500.00-1,666.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 500.00 Rs 380.00-600.00
Childcare [ Edit ] Avg.
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 6,166.67 Rs 4,000.00-8,333.33
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 750,000.00 Rs 600,000.00-900,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 4,487.04 Rs 2,500.00-8,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 3,978.67 Rs 2,000.00-7,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 7,562.30 Rs 4,000.00-12,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 4,139.42 Rs 2,500.00-7,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 33,608.70 Rs 13,000.00-60,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 19,280.98 Rs 8,500.00-30,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 91,041.67 Rs 40,000.00-150,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 42,762.19 Rs 20,000.00-80,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 15,790.77 Rs 5,574.14-32,515.79
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 9,488.00 Rs 4,645.11-16,257.90
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 37,620.69 Rs
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 12.57 10.00-15.00

Prices in Sri Lanka

These data are based on 2244 entries in the past 18 months from 217 different contributors.
Last update: March, 2017
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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