Cost of Living in Sri Lanka

Cost of living in Sri Lanka is 56.26% lower than in United States (without rent, aggregate data for all cities).

Rent in Sri Lanka is, on average, 79.34% lower than in United States.

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 1.28 $ 0.92-4.11
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 12.84 $ 8.73-39.40
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 4.37 $ 3.85-5.39
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1.54 $ 0.98-2.33
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.82 $ 1.80-4.47
Cappuccino (regular) 2.04 $ 0.77-3.60
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.52 $ 0.31-1.03
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.25 $ 0.18-0.51
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.47 $ 3.11-5.05
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.32 $ 0.28-0.89
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.26 $ 0.22-0.34
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.26 $ 0.86-1.57
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.95 $ 2.21-9.32
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 1.40 $ 1.05-1.86
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2.42 $ 1.73-3.26
Apples (1 lb) 1.13 $ 0.45-1.86
Banana (1 lb) 0.38 $ 0.21-0.69
Oranges (1 lb) 0.98 $ 0.35-1.51
Tomato (1 lb) 0.36 $ 0.16-0.58
Potato (1 lb) 0.43 $ 0.23-0.58
Onion (1 lb) 0.37 $ 0.23-0.58
Lettuce (1 head) 0.88 $ 0.39-2.31
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.43 $ 0.36-0.62
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9.50 $ 6.16-17.98
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.60 $ 0.82-2.31
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.24 $ 1.80-3.08
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 7.19 $ 6.16-9.24
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.15 $ 0.08-0.39
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 5.14 $ 3.08-12.84
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 0.31 $ 0.26-0.51
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 0.41 $ 0.33-0.50
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 0.74 $ 0.51-1.23
Gasoline (1 gallon) 2.75 $ 2.27-3.11
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 30,815.54 $ 25,679.62-37,816.24
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 33,880.70 $ 25,679.62-41,087.39
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 46.51 $ 20.54-102.72
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) 15.25 $ 9.24-30.82
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 13.99 $ 5.14-25.68
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 5.95 $ 2.57-10.27
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3.34 $ 2.31-5.14
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 44.51 $ 20.54-102.72
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 1,018.88 $ 513.59-2,567.96
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 22.37 $ 12.84-43.66
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 16.90 $ 7.70-25.68
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 46.44 $ 20.54-77.04
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 27.38 $ 17.98-41.09
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 264.70 $ 128.40-770.39
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 120.34 $ 77.04-333.84
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 643.36 $ 256.80-1,669.18
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 273.14 $ 154.08-667.67
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 283.95 $ 143.14-715.71
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 100.97 $ 51.36-190.86
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 254.36 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 14.31 9.50-18.00

Prices in Sri Lanka

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Last update: February 2021
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