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Cost of Living in Sri Lanka

Cost of living in Sri Lanka is 54.82% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Sri Lanka is 80.34% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 1.12 £ 0.87-1.95
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 8.76 £ 5.65-15.20
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 3.26 £ 2.52-4.34
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1.52 £ 1.04-2.17
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.95 £ 1.39-3.04
Cappuccino (regular) 1.59 £ 1.09-2.17
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.43 £ 0.24-0.74
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.23 £ 0.17-0.43
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.23 £ 2.14-3.78
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.28 £ 0.22-0.39
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.20 £ 0.16-0.28
Eggs (regular) (12) 0.88 £ 0.78-1.04
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.23 £ 1.58-5.91
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 1.30 £ 0.99-1.66
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1.75 £ 1.18-2.56
Apples (1 lb) 0.83 £ 0.49-1.28
Banana (1 lb) 0.32 £ 0.20-0.49
Oranges (1 lb) 0.66 £ 0.30-1.18
Tomato (1 lb) 0.33 £ 0.16-0.49
Potato (1 lb) 0.31 £ 0.20-0.39
Onion (1 lb) 0.30 £ 0.18-0.49
Lettuce (1 head) 0.60 £ 0.33-1.09
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.41 £ 0.30-0.65
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.69 £ 6.52-12.16
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.19 £ 0.70-1.74
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.85 £ 1.09-2.39
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4.78 £ 4.34-5.21
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.09 £ 0.05-0.22
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 4.34 £ 2.61-6.52
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 0.26 £ 0.22-0.30
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 0.35 £ 0.24-0.42
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 0.52 £ 0.43-0.87
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.32 £ 1.97-2.61
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,890.84 £ 17,375.16-30,406.52
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 28,393.55 £ 21,718.95-39,094.10
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 30.25 £ 13.03-65.16
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.01 £ 0.01-0.02
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 11.41 £ 6.51-21.72
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 12.62 £ 6.52-21.72
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 4.34 £ 1.95-8.69
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 2.61 £ 2.17-3.26
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 24.99 £ 10.43-43.44
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 831.43 £ 390.94-2,085.02
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 20.84 £ 10.86-34.75
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 14.59 £ 7.82-26.06
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 35.90 £ 19.55-65.16
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 22.16 £ 13.03-34.75
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 184.61 £ 86.88-390.94
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 87.34 £ 43.44-195.47
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 439.46 £ 217.19-868.76
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 190.63 £ 86.88-390.94
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 123.43 £ 60.53-232.04
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 65.40 £ 34.30-108.59
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 189.72 £
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 14.48 0.05-0.07

Prices in Sri Lanka

These data are based on 3698 entries in the past 18 months from 412 different contributors.
Last update: February 2019
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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