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Cost of Living in Sri Lanka

Cost of living in Sri Lanka is 55.24% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Sri Lanka is 77.34% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 250.00 Rs 150.00-350.00
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 500.00-1,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 300.00 Rs 200.00-400.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 450.00 Rs 300.00-600.00
Cappuccino (regular) 327.71 Rs 200.00-500.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 77.12 Rs 50.00-195.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 49.04 Rs 40.00-100.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 639.73 Rs 378.54-757.08
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 60.44 Rs 49.90-108.86
Rice (white), (1 lb) 38.13 Rs 29.48-49.90
Eggs (12) 186.86 Rs 150.00-220.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 561.55 Rs 362.87-771.11
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 277.13 Rs 204.12-362.87
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 286.12 Rs 185.97-453.59
Apples (1 lb) 131.07 Rs 77.72-181.44
Banana (1 lb) 57.95 Rs 31.75-90.72
Oranges (1 lb) 112.94 Rs 68.04-181.44
Tomato (1 lb) 71.11 Rs 45.36-113.40
Potato (1 lb) 59.57 Rs 36.29-90.72
Onion (1 lb) 55.75 Rs 31.75-90.72
Lettuce (1 head) 140.00 Rs 50.00-200.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 85.00 Rs 70.00-150.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,800.00 Rs 1,100.00-2,500.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 256.19 Rs 160.00-400.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 371.00 Rs 200.00-600.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 800.00 Rs 480.00-1,000.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 18.00 Rs 10.00-30.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 950.00 Rs 600.00-1,200.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 50.00 Rs 50.00-60.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 72.42 Rs 61.16-80.47
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 100.00 Rs 60.00-150.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 460.92 Rs 416.40-556.46
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 4,500,000.00 Rs 3,500,000.00-6,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 5,966,666.67 Rs 4,000,000.00-8,500,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 8,527.78 Rs 3,000.00-25,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 2.51 Rs 2.00-3.40
Internet (60 Mbps or more, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 2,582.61 Rs 1,497.00-4,300.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,886.40 Rs 800.00-5,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 947.17 Rs 500.00-2,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 500.00 Rs 400.00-600.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 5,458.33 Rs 2,000.00-8,333.33
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 750,000.00 Rs 600,000.00-900,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 4,654.67 Rs 2,500.00-8,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 4,010.59 Rs 2,000.00-7,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 7,315.04 Rs 4,000.00-12,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 4,474.85 Rs 2,500.00-8,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 33,814.81 Rs 13,000.00-60,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 18,836.12 Rs 8,500.00-30,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 94,038.46 Rs 50,000.00-150,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 42,886.39 Rs 20,000.00-80,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 16,138.83 Rs 5,574.14-32,515.79
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 8,868.65 Rs 4,645.11-16,257.90
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 39,161.39 Rs
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 13.13 10.00-15.00

Prices in Sri Lanka

These data are based on 2385 entries in the past 18 months from 238 different contributors.
Last update: May 2017
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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