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Cost of Living in Sri Lanka

Cost of living in Sri Lanka is 55.83% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Sri Lanka is 79.90% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 1.11 £ 0.89-1.78
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 8.89 £ 4.44-15.55
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 3.33 £ 2.22-4.44
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1.56 £ 1.11-2.22
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.89 £ 1.42-3.11
Cappuccino (regular) 1.63 £ 1.16-2.22
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.44 £ 0.22-0.76
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.23 £ 0.18-0.44
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.30 £ 2.19-3.87
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.28 £ 0.24-0.40
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.20 £ 0.16-0.28
Eggs (regular) (12) 0.90 £ 0.80-1.07
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.18 £ 1.61-6.05
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 1.32 £ 1.01-1.69
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1.68 £ 1.11-2.62
Apples (1 lb) 0.81 £ 0.40-1.31
Banana (1 lb) 0.33 £ 0.20-0.50
Oranges (1 lb) 0.65 £ 0.30-1.01
Tomato (1 lb) 0.34 £ 0.16-0.50
Potato (1 lb) 0.32 £ 0.20-0.40
Onion (1 lb) 0.31 £ 0.19-0.44
Lettuce (1 head) 0.63 £ 0.33-1.11
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.42 £ 0.31-0.67
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.89 £ 6.44-11.11
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.21 £ 0.80-1.78
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.89 £ 1.11-2.67
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4.44 £ 3.78-5.33
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.09 £ 0.05-0.20
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 4.44 £ 2.67-6.67
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 0.27 £ 0.22-0.31
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 0.36 £ 0.25-0.43
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 0.53 £ 0.44-0.89
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.32 £ 1.97-2.64
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,328.91 £ 15,552.61-31,105.21
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 29,095.01 £ 22,218.01-39,992.42
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 33.16 £ 13.33-66.65
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) 10.87 £ 6.62-22.22
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 11.93 £ 5.55-22.22
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 4.75 £ 2.00-8.89
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 2.67 £ 2.22-3.33
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 25.92 £ 10.66-53.32
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 1,015.85 £ 444.36-2,221.80
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 22.16 £ 11.11-35.55
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 15.33 £ 8.89-26.66
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 38.05 £ 22.22-66.65
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 22.69 £ 15.55-35.55
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 189.11 £ 88.87-399.92
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 89.66 £ 44.44-199.96
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 459.01 £ 222.18-888.72
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 201.88 £ 111.09-399.92
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 123.14 £ 61.92-237.37
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 63.19 £ 30.96-103.21
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 190.04 £
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 14.39 0.05-0.07

Prices in Sri Lanka

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Last update: December 2018
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