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Cost of Living in Sri Lanka

Cost of living in Sri Lanka is 55.07% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Sri Lanka is 80.45% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 258.00 Rs 200.00-450.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 2,031.56 Rs 1,300.00-3,500.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 750.00 Rs 580.00-1,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 350.00 Rs 240.00-500.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 450.00 Rs 320.00-700.00
Cappuccino (regular) 366.00 Rs 250.00-500.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 99.82 Rs 55.00-170.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 52.34 Rs 40.00-100.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 743.72 Rs 492.10-870.64
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 64.73 Rs 49.90-90.72
Rice (white), (1 lb) 45.13 Rs 36.29-63.50
Eggs (regular) (12) 203.03 Rs 180.00-240.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 743.48 Rs 362.87-1,360.78
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 299.67 Rs 226.80-381.02
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 403.92 Rs 272.16-589.67
Apples (1 lb) 190.40 Rs 113.40-294.84
Banana (1 lb) 73.55 Rs 45.36-113.40
Oranges (1 lb) 152.46 Rs 68.04-272.16
Tomato (1 lb) 76.32 Rs 36.29-113.40
Potato (1 lb) 71.23 Rs 45.36-90.72
Onion (1 lb) 68.39 Rs 40.82-113.40
Lettuce (1 head) 138.12 Rs 75.00-250.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 95.48 Rs 70.00-150.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 2,000.00 Rs 1,500.00-2,800.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 272.86 Rs 160.00-400.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 425.88 Rs 250.00-550.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 1,100.00 Rs 1,000.00-1,200.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 20.00 Rs 12.00-50.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,000.00 Rs 600.00-1,500.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 60.00 Rs 50.00-70.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 80.47 Rs 56.33-96.56
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 120.00 Rs 100.00-200.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 534.07 Rs 454.25-601.88
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 5,500,000.00 Rs 4,000,000.00-7,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 6,536,585.37 Rs 5,000,000.00-9,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 6,963.47 Rs 3,000.00-15,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 2.65 Rs 2.00-4.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 2,627.77 Rs 1,499.00-5,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 2,905.39 Rs 1,500.00-5,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 1,006.67 Rs 500.00-2,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 600.00 Rs 500.00-750.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 5,753.74 Rs 2,400.00-10,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 191,407.41 Rs 90,000.00-480,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 4,797.81 Rs 2,500.00-8,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 3,358.33 Rs 1,800.00-6,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 8,266.38 Rs 4,500.00-15,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 5,101.28 Rs 3,000.00-8,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 42,500.00 Rs 20,000.00-90,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 20,106.38 Rs 10,000.00-45,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 101,170.21 Rs 50,000.00-200,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 43,884.62 Rs 20,000.00-90,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 28,414.94 Rs 13,935.34-53,418.80
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 15,055.98 Rs 7,896.69-24,999.79
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 43,675.92 Rs
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 14.48 12.00-17.00

Prices in Sri Lanka

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Last update: February 2019
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