Cost of Living in Sri Lanka

Cost of living in Sri Lanka is 55.52% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account).

Rent in Sri Lanka is, on average, 77.70% lower than in United States.

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 250.00 Rs 180.00-500.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 2,500.00 Rs 1,500.00-9,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 850.00 Rs 750.00-1,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 300.00 Rs 180.00-450.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 525.00 Rs 350.00-800.00
Cappuccino (regular) 393.81 Rs 150.00-750.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 96.69 Rs 60.00-200.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 47.74 Rs 35.00-100.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 861.87 Rs 605.67-984.21
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 62.14 Rs 52.62-172.37
Rice (white), (1 lb) 50.22 Rs 40.82-68.04
Eggs (regular) (12) 245.05 Rs 168.00-300.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 893.99 Rs 340.19-1,814.37
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 278.22 Rs 204.12-408.23
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 470.74 Rs 337.65-635.03
Apples (1 lb) 205.38 Rs 84.41-340.19
Banana (1 lb) 74.06 Rs 36.29-134.26
Oranges (1 lb) 188.98 Rs 68.04-362.87
Tomato (1 lb) 67.33 Rs 31.75-113.40
Potato (1 lb) 78.76 Rs 36.29-113.40
Onion (1 lb) 69.87 Rs 45.36-99.79
Lettuce (1 head) 149.13 Rs 50.00-400.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 83.65 Rs 70.00-125.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,750.00 Rs 1,200.00-3,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 304.05 Rs 160.00-450.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 441.69 Rs 350.00-650.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 1,400.00 Rs 1,200.00-1,800.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 25.00 Rs 15.00-50.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,000.00 Rs 600.00-2,173.91
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 60.00 Rs 50.00-100.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 80.47 Rs 64.37-120.70
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 150.00 Rs 100.00-240.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 537.37 Rs 442.89-617.02
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 5,500,000.00 Rs 4,500,000.00-7,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 6,709,574.47 Rs 5,000,000.00-8,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 8,867.13 Rs 4,000.00-20,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 2.50 Rs 1.50-3.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 3,320.38 Rs 1,800.00-6,000.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 2,730.59 Rs 1,000.00-5,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 1,109.21 Rs 500.00-2,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 650.00 Rs 450.00-1,000.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 8,309.34 Rs 4,000.00-20,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 190,857.14 Rs 100,000.00-500,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 4,503.11 Rs 2,500.00-8,500.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 3,510.91 Rs 1,500.00-6,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 8,996.15 Rs 4,000.00-15,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 5,149.69 Rs 3,000.00-8,000.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 55,277.78 Rs 25,000.00-150,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 24,846.15 Rs 15,000.00-60,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 128,225.49 Rs 50,000.00-300,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 53,245.61 Rs 28,000.00-130,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 45,680.55 Rs 23,225.57-139,353.40
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 18,319.40 Rs 9,999.92-37,160.91
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 48,641.67 Rs
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 14.53 10.00-18.00

Prices in Sri Lanka

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