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Cost of Living in Sri Lanka

Cost of living in Sri Lanka is 53.65% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Sri Lanka is 83.08% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 1.46 $ 1.13-2.55
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 14.17 $ 8.50-19.84
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 4.25 $ 3.29-5.67
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1.93 $ 1.13-2.27
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.55 $ 1.81-3.97
Cappuccino (regular) 2.07 $ 1.42-2.83
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.53 $ 0.28-0.85
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.28 $ 0.20-0.57
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.32 $ 2.79-5.15
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.37 $ 0.30-0.51
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.25 $ 0.21-0.33
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.17 $ 1.02-1.42
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.68 $ 1.80-7.71
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 1.70 $ 1.29-2.19
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2.38 $ 1.54-3.47
Apples (1 lb) 1.12 $ 0.64-1.80
Banana (1 lb) 0.40 $ 0.26-0.67
Oranges (1 lb) 0.93 $ 0.39-1.67
Tomato (1 lb) 0.40 $ 0.21-0.64
Potato (1 lb) 0.39 $ 0.26-0.51
Onion (1 lb) 0.35 $ 0.21-0.51
Lettuce (1 head) 0.85 $ 0.43-2.27
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.53 $ 0.40-0.85
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 11.34 $ 8.50-15.87
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.55 $ 1.02-1.98
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.34 $ 1.42-3.06
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 6.23 $ 5.67-6.80
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.11 $ 0.07-0.28
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 5.27 $ 3.40-8.50
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 0.34 $ 0.28-0.34
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 0.46 $ 0.35-0.55
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 0.68 $ 0.57-1.13
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.02 $ 2.68-3.41
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 31,173.08 $ 21,537.77-39,674.83
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 36,244.30 $ 25,505.25-48,176.58
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 37.77 $ 17.00-85.02
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) 14.05 $ 8.50-25.51
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 14.79 $ 8.00-28.34
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 6.07 $ 1.98-11.34
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3.40 $ 2.72-4.53
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 34.82 $ 14.17-68.01
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 835.23 $ 368.41-1,700.35
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 26.11 $ 14.17-45.34
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 18.47 $ 10.20-34.01
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 46.50 $ 25.51-85.02
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 28.53 $ 17.00-45.34
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 218.42 $ 113.36-453.43
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 90.69 $ 45.34-170.04
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 503.57 $ 283.39-991.87
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 206.33 $ 113.36-453.43
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 178.24 $ 78.98-358.06
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 87.03 $ 44.76-170.03
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 243.72 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 14.64 0.07-0.10

Prices in Sri Lanka

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Last update: June 2019
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