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Cost of Living in Sri Lanka

Cost of living in Sri Lanka is 53.03% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Sri Lanka is 81.77% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 258.00 Rs 200.00-450.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 2,500.00 Rs 1,500.00-3,500.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 750.00 Rs 580.00-1,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 350.00 Rs 200.00-500.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 400.00 Rs 300.00-700.00
Cappuccino (regular) 367.00 Rs 200.00-500.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 95.35 Rs 50.00-170.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 49.36 Rs 35.00-100.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 756.53 Rs 492.10-870.64
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 64.06 Rs 49.90-90.72
Rice (white), (1 lb) 44.87 Rs 36.29-63.50
Eggs (regular) (12) 206.71 Rs 180.00-250.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 807.57 Rs 362.87-1,360.78
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 301.94 Rs 226.80-385.55
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 415.63 Rs 272.16-612.35
Apples (1 lb) 198.51 Rs 113.40-317.52
Banana (1 lb) 71.57 Rs 45.36-117.93
Oranges (1 lb) 168.37 Rs 68.04-294.84
Tomato (1 lb) 72.16 Rs 34.02-113.40
Potato (1 lb) 71.06 Rs 45.36-90.72
Onion (1 lb) 65.39 Rs 40.82-90.72
Lettuce (1 head) 147.14 Rs 75.00-400.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 92.81 Rs 70.00-150.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 2,000.00 Rs 1,500.00-3,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 272.11 Rs 160.00-400.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 411.33 Rs 250.00-540.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 1,100.00 Rs 1,000.00-1,200.00
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 64.37-96.56
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 120.00 Rs 100.00-200.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 533.12 Rs 465.61-594.31
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 5,500,000.00 Rs 3,800,000.00-7,500,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 6,578,947.37 Rs 4,500,000.00-9,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 6,749.14 Rs 3,000.00-12,200.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 2.60 Rs 2.00-5.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 2,505.61 Rs 1,499.00-5,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 2,788.89 Rs 1,399.64-5,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 948.13 Rs 300.00-2,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 600.00 Rs 450.00-800.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 5,851.01 Rs 2,000.00-12,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 161,310.34 Rs 80,000.00-400,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 4,802.16 Rs 2,500.00-8,500.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 3,355.32 Rs 2,000.00-6,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 8,464.86 Rs 4,500.00-15,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 5,153.20 Rs 3,000.00-8,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 38,452.38 Rs 20,000.00-80,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 17,674.42 Rs 9,000.00-32,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 93,214.29 Rs 50,000.00-175,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 39,717.39 Rs 20,000.00-80,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 29,885.76 Rs 13,935.34-59,999.50
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 14,612.46 Rs 7,896.69-24,999.79
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 43,545.45 Rs
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 14.51 12.00-17.00

Prices in Sri Lanka

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Last update: April 2019
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