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Cost of Living in Sri Lanka

Cost of living in Sri Lanka is 51.97% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Sri Lanka is 76.55% 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) 750.00 Rs 500.00-900.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 350.00 Rs 250.00-400.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 410.00 Rs 300.00-678.00
Cappuccino (regular) 349.49 Rs 250.00-500.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 79.55 Rs 45.00-150.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 48.49 Rs 40.00-65.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 674.57 Rs 378.54-832.79
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 60.18 Rs 49.90-90.72
Rice (white), (1 lb) 41.70 Rs 36.29-54.43
Eggs (regular) (12) 196.72 Rs 170.00-240.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 635.00 Rs 317.52-1,247.38
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 277.66 Rs 208.65-362.87
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 334.77 Rs 217.72-498.95
Apples (1 lb) 160.83 Rs 90.72-272.16
Banana (1 lb) 68.93 Rs 36.29-113.40
Oranges (1 lb) 129.60 Rs 81.65-181.44
Tomato (1 lb) 75.05 Rs 36.29-113.40
Potato (1 lb) 67.08 Rs 40.82-90.72
Onion (1 lb) 63.28 Rs 36.29-90.72
Lettuce (1 head) 137.06 Rs 50.00-250.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 94.84 Rs 70.00-150.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,800.00 Rs 1,200.00-2,800.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 286.67 Rs 180.00-400.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 429.32 Rs 250.00-600.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 1,000.00 Rs 800.00-1,200.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 20.00 Rs 10.00-35.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,000.00 Rs 600.00-1,500.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 50.00 Rs 50.00-65.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 72.42 Rs 56.33-80.47
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 120.00 Rs 90.00-200.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 455.11 Rs 442.89-529.96
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 5,250,000.00 Rs 3,500,000.00-8,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 6,114,814.81 Rs 4,000,000.00-8,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 8,132.94 Rs 3,500.00-15,000.00
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) 2,422.86 Rs 1,499.00-6,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 2,513.89 Rs 1,000.00-5,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 1,178.95 Rs 550.00-2,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 550.00 Rs 450.00-750.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 5,909.09 Rs 2,000.00-10,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 517,500.00 Rs 300,000.00-900,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 4,921.28 Rs 2,500.00-8,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 3,267.74 Rs 1,500.00-5,450.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 7,731.58 Rs 4,500.00-14,500.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 5,006.25 Rs 3,500.00-8,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 39,000.00 Rs 15,000.00-90,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 21,504.46 Rs 10,000.00-50,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 97,205.88 Rs 50,000.00-200,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 47,565.50 Rs 25,000.00-100,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 23,754.02 Rs 9,290.23-39,018.95
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 14,991.90 Rs 4,645.11-34,999.71
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 41,926.77 Rs
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 13.96 11.00-16.00

Prices in Sri Lanka

These data are based on 3074 entries in the past 18 months from 315 different contributors.
Last update: April 2018
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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