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Cost of Living in Sri Lanka

Cost of living in Sri Lanka is 53.76% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Sri Lanka is 78.81% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 250.00 Rs 150.00-400.00
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 500.00-900.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 350.00 Rs 240.00-400.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 410.00 Rs 300.00-600.00
Cappuccino (regular) 358.18 Rs 250.00-500.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 72.00 Rs 45.00-150.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 48.13 Rs 40.00-90.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 622.53 Rs 378.54-794.94
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 61.00 Rs 49.90-90.72
Rice (white), (1 lb) 41.07 Rs 36.29-54.43
Eggs (regular) (12) 189.30 Rs 160.00-220.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 594.38 Rs 340.19-1,088.62
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 270.32 Rs 204.12-353.80
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 314.85 Rs 217.72-498.95
Apples (1 lb) 140.51 Rs 81.97-226.80
Banana (1 lb) 63.13 Rs 31.75-108.86
Oranges (1 lb) 121.80 Rs 68.04-170.10
Tomato (1 lb) 78.20 Rs 36.29-113.40
Potato (1 lb) 63.40 Rs 40.82-90.72
Onion (1 lb) 57.59 Rs 36.29-90.72
Lettuce (1 head) 137.33 Rs 50.00-250.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 91.33 Rs 70.00-150.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,800.00 Rs 1,200.00-2,600.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 292.62 Rs 230.00-400.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 431.25 Rs 260.00-600.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 1,000.00 Rs 600.00-1,200.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 20.00 Rs 10.00-30.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 925.00 Rs 600.00-1,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 50.00 Rs 50.00-60.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 68.80 Rs 56.33-80.47
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 120.00 Rs 60.00-180.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 454.25 Rs 442.89-511.03
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 4,500,000.00 Rs 3,500,000.00-5,700,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 5,725,000.00 Rs 4,000,000.00-7,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 8,431.72 Rs 2,500.00-19,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 2.62 Rs 2.00-4.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 2,434.62 Rs 1,500.00-4,500.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 2,014.37 Rs 1,000.00-5,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 966.67 Rs 500.00-2,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 500.00 Rs 400.00-750.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 6,348.48 Rs 2,000.00-10,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 490,000.00 Rs 300,000.00-700,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 4,385.68 Rs 2,500.00-8,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 3,741.30 Rs 2,000.00-6,500.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 6,968.75 Rs 4,500.00-10,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 4,764.83 Rs 3,000.00-7,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 32,615.38 Rs 15,000.00-60,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 18,510.56 Rs 10,000.00-30,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 88,333.33 Rs 50,000.00-150,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 39,130.43 Rs 25,000.00-65,220.85
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 18,672.94 Rs 5,574.14-32,515.79
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 9,892.00 Rs 4,645.11-17,186.92
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 41,764.79 Rs
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, Fixed-Rate 13.50 10.00-15.00

Prices in Sri Lanka

These data are based on 2416 entries in the past 18 months from 255 different contributors.
Last update: November 2017
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