Cost of Living in Bhutan

Summary:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 225.00 Nu. 180.00-250.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,500.00 Nu. 1,000.00-2,369.52
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 250.00 Nu. 250.00-250.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 789.84 Nu.
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 250.00 Nu.
Cappuccino (regular) 90.00 Nu. 70.00-100.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 36.67 Nu. 30.00-50.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 13.33 Nu. 10.00-15.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 269.60 Nu. 245.65-302.83
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 65.74 Nu. 45.28-90.72
Rice (white), (1 lb) 31.74 Nu. 22.68-45.36
Eggs (regular) (12) 141.33 Nu. 139.77-144.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 211.53 Nu. 158.76-271.71
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 130.35 Nu. 113.21-136.08
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 169.96 Nu. 136.08-181.44
Apples (1 lb) 130.29 Nu. 68.04-204.12
Banana (1 lb) 72.55 Nu. 45.28-136.08
Oranges (1 lb) 85.01 Nu. 68.04-135.85
Tomato (1 lb) 35.14 Nu. 22.64-36.29
Potato (1 lb) 22.66 Nu. 18.14-22.68
Onion (1 lb) 27.19 Nu. 18.14-45.36
Lettuce (1 head) 47.45 Nu. 25.00-69.89
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 27.48 Nu. 15.00-50.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 250.00 Nu. 250.00-400.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 81.22 Nu. 30.00-85.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 81.67 Nu. 70.00-85.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 750.00 Nu. 500.00-1,000.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 150.00 Nu. 25.00-300.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,249.18 Nu. 998.36-1,500.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 70.00 Nu. 49.92-80.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 22.53 Nu. 16.09-40.23
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 404.21 Nu. 250.00-500.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 325.90 Nu. 260.77-367.19
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,250,000.00 Nu. 1,000,000.00-1,500,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,000,000.00 Nu. 1,800,000.00-2,200,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 2,766.67 Nu. 2,000.00-4,300.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 3.16 Nu. 0.45-2.50
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 1,833.33 Nu. 1,500.00-2,500.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 5,830.60 Nu. 1,500.00-10,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,212.64 Nu. 2,000.00-2,425.27
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 299.51 Nu. 250.00-300.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,580.60 Nu. 2,000.00-4,991.80
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 65,000.00 Nu. 55,000.00-80,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 3,000.00 Nu. 800.00-5,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,550.00 Nu. 1,000.00-2,100.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 3,875.00 Nu. 2,500.00-5,500.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 4,000.00 Nu. 2,500.00-5,500.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 9,993.85 Nu. 7,000.00-16,168.47
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 8,494.53 Nu. 7,500.00-9,983.60
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 18,739.75 Nu. 15,000.00-24,959.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 19,484.70 Nu. 15,000.00-27,954.09
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 15,266.47 Nu. 5,574.14-24,958.80
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 929.02 Nu.
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 36,117.62 Nu.
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 10.92 7.00-12.00

Prices in Bhutan

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