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Cost of Living in Sri Lanka

Cost of living in Sri Lanka is 54.48% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Sri Lanka is 79.21% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 250.00 Rs 200.00-400.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 2,000.00 Rs 1,000.00-3,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 750.00 Rs 500.00-1,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 350.00 Rs 230.00-500.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 400.00 Rs 320.00-678.00
Cappuccino (regular) 358.68 Rs 250.00-500.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 95.11 Rs 50.00-150.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 50.20 Rs 40.00-100.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 739.78 Rs 492.10-870.64
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 63.95 Rs 54.00-90.72
Rice (white), (1 lb) 44.70 Rs 36.29-63.50
Eggs (regular) (12) 202.14 Rs 180.00-240.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 715.25 Rs 362.87-1,360.78
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 295.12 Rs 226.80-362.87
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 372.13 Rs 226.80-544.31
Apples (1 lb) 179.37 Rs 90.72-294.84
Banana (1 lb) 74.14 Rs 45.36-113.40
Oranges (1 lb) 142.56 Rs 68.04-226.80
Tomato (1 lb) 75.02 Rs 36.29-113.40
Potato (1 lb) 71.76 Rs 45.36-90.72
Onion (1 lb) 69.37 Rs 43.54-99.79
Lettuce (1 head) 142.94 Rs 75.00-250.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 97.12 Rs 70.00-150.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 2,000.00 Rs 1,450.00-2,500.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 285.60 Rs 180.00-400.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 458.10 Rs 300.00-600.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 1,000.00 Rs 850.00-1,200.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 20.00 Rs 12.00-45.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,000.00 Rs 660.00-1,521.74
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 50.00 Rs 50.00-70.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 80.47 Rs 56.33-88.51
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 120.00 Rs 100.00-200.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 496.77 Rs 442.89-567.81
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 5,000,000.00 Rs 4,000,000.00-7,500,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 6,365,853.66 Rs 4,500,000.00-9,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 7,248.45 Rs 3,500.00-14,166.67
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 2.58 Rs 2.00-4.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 2,494.35 Rs 1,499.00-5,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 2,786.02 Rs 1,366.88-5,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 1,108.03 Rs 400.00-2,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 600.00 Rs 450.00-750.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 6,126.80 Rs 2,500.00-12,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 284,454.55 Rs 100,000.00-600,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 5,079.64 Rs 2,500.00-8,500.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 3,532.61 Rs 2,000.00-7,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 8,400.60 Rs 5,000.00-15,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 5,240.23 Rs 3,500.00-8,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 40,454.55 Rs 20,000.00-80,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 20,155.56 Rs 10,000.00-45,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 100,937.50 Rs 50,000.00-200,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 46,037.74 Rs 25,000.00-90,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 28,339.41 Rs 13,935.34-53,418.80
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 14,530.92 Rs 6,967.67-23,225.57
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 43,492.05 Rs
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 14.36 11.00-16.50

Prices in Sri Lanka

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Last update: October 2018
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