Cost of Living in Sri Lanka

Summary:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 250.00 Rs 150.00-800.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 2,500.00 Rs 1,700.00-7,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 850.00 Rs 750.00-1,050.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 300.00 Rs 190.00-500.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 560.00 Rs 350.00-870.00
Cappuccino (regular) 387.85 Rs 150.00-700.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 94.77 Rs 60.00-200.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 46.05 Rs 35.00-100.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 882.49 Rs 567.81-1,022.06
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 63.85 Rs 54.43-145.15
Rice (white), (1 lb) 53.97 Rs 44.45-77.11
Eggs (regular) (12) 247.74 Rs 180.00-312.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 971.93 Rs 453.59-1,814.37
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 276.42 Rs 204.12-408.23
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 468.73 Rs 336.11-635.03
Apples (1 lb) 225.80 Rs 90.72-362.87
Banana (1 lb) 74.38 Rs 45.36-136.08
Oranges (1 lb) 194.73 Rs 68.04-362.87
Tomato (1 lb) 72.79 Rs 36.29-113.40
Potato (1 lb) 83.49 Rs 45.36-122.47
Onion (1 lb) 69.88 Rs 45.36-113.40
Lettuce (1 head) 153.32 Rs 50.00-450.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 83.27 Rs 65.00-120.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 1,850.00 Rs 950.00-3,500.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 313.89 Rs 200.00-450.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 462.39 Rs 350.00-650.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 1,400.00 Rs 1,200.00-1,800.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 30.00 Rs 20.00-60.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,500.00 Rs 750.00-2,500.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 60.00 Rs 50.00-100.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 80.47 Rs 64.37-96.56
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 130.00 Rs 100.00-240.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 538.46 Rs 442.89-605.67
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 5,800,000.00 Rs 5,000,000.00-7,500,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 6,712,745.10 Rs 5,000,000.00-8,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 9,083.53 Rs 4,000.00-20,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 2.51 Rs 1.77-3.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 3,019.72 Rs 1,800.00-6,000.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 2,749.11 Rs 1,000.00-5,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 1,119.74 Rs 500.00-2,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 700.00 Rs 450.00-1,000.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 8,695.04 Rs 4,000.00-25,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 209,583.33 Rs 100,000.00-540,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 4,604.31 Rs 2,500.00-10,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 3,268.00 Rs 1,500.00-5,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 9,338.91 Rs 4,000.00-18,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 5,432.06 Rs 3,000.00-8,000.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 48,252.03 Rs 20,000.00-150,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 22,592.59 Rs 12,500.00-50,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 126,715.69 Rs 50,000.00-300,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 50,603.45 Rs 30,000.00-125,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 50,414.84 Rs 19,999.83-139,353.40
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 18,981.33 Rs 9,999.92-37,160.91
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 48,941.67 Rs
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 13.87 9.00-18.00

Prices in Sri Lanka

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