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Cost of Living in Sri Lanka

Cost of living in Sri Lanka is 56.25% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Sri Lanka is 80.21% 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 1,000.00-3,500.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 750.00 Rs 500.00-1,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 350.00 Rs 250.00-500.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 425.00 Rs 320.00-700.00
Cappuccino (regular) 367.38 Rs 260.00-500.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 98.80 Rs 50.00-170.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 51.00 Rs 40.00-100.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 742.36 Rs 492.10-870.64
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 63.69 Rs 54.00-90.72
Rice (white), (1 lb) 44.58 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) 297.32 Rs 226.80-381.02
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 378.18 Rs 249.48-589.67
Apples (1 lb) 182.32 Rs 90.72-294.84
Banana (1 lb) 74.14 Rs 45.36-113.40
Oranges (1 lb) 146.88 Rs 68.04-226.80
Tomato (1 lb) 76.20 Rs 36.29-113.40
Potato (1 lb) 71.93 Rs 45.36-90.72
Onion (1 lb) 69.37 Rs 43.54-99.79
Lettuce (1 head) 142.22 Rs 75.00-250.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 95.62 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) 272.61 Rs 180.00-400.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 426.11 Rs 250.00-600.00
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 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) 521.35 Rs 442.89-586.74
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 5,250,000.00 Rs 3,500,000.00-7,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 6,547,619.05 Rs 5,000,000.00-9,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 7,373.48 Rs 3,000.00-15,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 2.59 Rs 2.00-4.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 2,541.77 Rs 1,490.00-5,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 2,685.35 Rs 1,250.00-5,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 1,069.61 Rs 450.00-2,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 600.00 Rs 500.00-750.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 5,833.20 Rs 2,400.00-12,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 228,608.70 Rs 100,000.00-500,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 4,957.52 Rs 2,500.00-8,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 3,450.00 Rs 2,000.00-6,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 8,564.75 Rs 5,000.00-15,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 5,059.55 Rs 3,500.00-8,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 43,111.11 Rs 20,000.00-90,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 19,851.06 Rs 10,000.00-45,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 102,395.83 Rs 50,000.00-200,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 44,754.72 Rs 25,000.00-90,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 27,711.20 Rs 13,935.34-53,418.80
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 14,219.42 Rs 6,967.67-23,225.57
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 42,750.00 Rs
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 14.39 12.00-16.50

Prices in Sri Lanka

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Last update: December 2018
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