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Cost of Living in Thimphu

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Cost of Living Index (Excl.Rent): 34.25
Rent Index: 3.54
Groceries Index: 31.85
Restaurants Index: 21.13
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index: 19.52
Local Purchasing Power: 32.62
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 250.00 Rs 200.00-300.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 700.00 Rs 650.00-1,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 250.22 Rs 150.00-280.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 70.00 Rs 65.00-75.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 120.00 Rs 120.00-120.00
Cappuccino (regular) 113.33 Rs 70.00-150.13
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 35.00 Rs 20.00-60.05
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 20.00 Rs 10.00-30.03
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 227.22 Rs 208.20-234.70
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 22.23 Rs 18.14-90.80
Rice (white), (1 lb) 18.90 Rs 11.34-27.22
Eggs (12) 120.00 Rs 100.09-160.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 189.45 Rs 68.04-206.38
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 110.37 Rs 90.72-136.08
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 136.16 Rs 90.72-181.60
Apples (1 lb) 45.38 Rs 11.34-68.04
Banana (1 lb) 36.30 Rs 36.29-36.32
Oranges (1 lb) 34.03 Rs 20.41-45.36
Tomato (1 lb) 19.29 Rs 18.14-31.75
Potato (1 lb) 15.88 Rs 13.61-18.14
Onion (1 lb) 25.71 Rs 18.14-31.75
Lettuce (1 head) 30.02 Rs 20.00-40.04
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 22.50 Rs 20.00-25.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,425.00 Rs 350.00-2,500.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 87.50 Rs 75.00-100.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 150.00 Rs 120.00-180.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 200.00 Rs 200.00-200.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 20.00 Rs 20.00-20.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 400.00 Rs
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 60.00 Rs 25.00-80.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 72.42 Rs 48.28-96.56
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 75.00 Rs
Gasoline (1 gallon) 223.62 Rs 216.60-227.12
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,200,000.00 Rs 700,000.00-1,200,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,200,000.00 Rs 900,000.00-1,200,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,600.00 Rs
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 2.00 Rs 1.50-2.50
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 1,699.50 Rs 399.00-3,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 6,005.28 Rs
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 150.00 Rs
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 175.00 Rs 150.00-200.00
Childcare [ Edit ] Avg.
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child ?
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child ?
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,166.96 Rs 1,000.88-3,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 2,751.32 Rs 2,500.00-3,002.64
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 4,335.39 Rs 2,500.00-7,006.16
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 2,200.00 Rs
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 6,002.86 Rs 5,500.00-8,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 4,000.00 Rs 3,500.00-6,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 13,505.28 Rs 12,000.00-16,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 9,754.18 Rs 7,500.00-11,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 13,935.34 Rs 13,006.32-14,864.36
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 6,503.16 Rs 5,574.14-7,432.18
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 17,187.50 Rs
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.00

Prices in Thimphu, Bhutan

These data are based on 157 entries in the past 18 months from 13 different contributors.
Last update: January, 2017
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4 Comments so far

#Venkatesh Thuppil on Apr 14, 2015 :
People in Bhutan need to get affordable medical care and free education up to college level. Neighbouring countries need to hold hands with the Government of Bhutan and share the resources and make the people of this Great Country HP pier as they seems to be simple and highly practice in thinking
#Venkatesh Thuppil on Apr 14, 2015 :
People in Bhutan need to get affordable medical care and free education up to college level. Neighbouring countries need to hold hands with the Government of Bhutan and share the resources and make the people of this Great Country HP pier as they seems to be simple and highly practice in thinking
#Sherab on Mar 23, 2014 :
Sorry,apartment for per month 10000Rs.it was wrong gone my first comment.
#Sherab on Mar 23, 2014 :
My girlfriend from Bhutan.Because of her salary low. i bought her many clothes.she came once New-delhi for international IT training we met there.when she leave Delhi she only left about 1000Rs.So,i feel so uncomfortable.Thus when she was leaving i give some money to her.Though,she still in finance problem.Due to fact that her salary low.I hope Bhutanese gvt will consider for ordinary people on cost living. for apartment per month 1000Rs.its for majority people much difficult to pay enough.Because of low salary many Bhutanese women asked me to send money them through bank.I did one time for a girl who also working in gvt.But,she said she didn't receive it.
My main request is that gvt think more about people's living condition much better to increase market price and rent cost.