Cost of Living in Sri Lanka. Prices in Sri Lanka. Updated Feb 2020

Cost of living in is 55.47% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in is 81.17% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 250.00 Rs

200.00-500.00 Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 2,500.00 Rs

1,500.00-5,000.00 McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 825.00 Rs

591.80-1,000.00 Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 300.00 Rs

200.00-500.00 Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 500.00 Rs

330.00-790.00 Cappuccino (regular) 395.26 Rs

250.00-550.00 Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 95.99 Rs

60.00-170.00 Water (12 oz small bottle) 46.15 Rs

35.00-70.00 Markets [ Edit ] Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 803.88 Rs

662.45-870.64 Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 70.03 Rs

54.43-108.86 Rice (white), (1 lb) 48.57 Rs

36.29-68.04 Eggs (regular) (12) 221.85 Rs

180.00-280.00 Local Cheese (1 lb) 833.91 Rs

317.52-1,247.38 Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 306.74 Rs

226.80-408.23 Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 449.29 Rs

362.87-635.03 Apples (1 lb) 181.37 Rs

90.72-294.84 Banana (1 lb) 69.80 Rs

45.36-90.72 Oranges (1 lb) 168.21 Rs

68.04-294.84 Tomato (1 lb) 63.81 Rs

31.75-113.40 Potato (1 lb) 70.31 Rs

40.82-108.86 Onion (1 lb) 67.11 Rs

36.29-95.25 Lettuce (1 head) 138.89 Rs

75.00-400.00 Water (1.5 liter bottle) 91.14 Rs

70.00-150.00 Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 2,000.00 Rs

1,450.00-3,000.00 Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 258.67 Rs

150.00-350.00 Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 416.67 Rs

250.00-500.00 Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 1,200.00 Rs

1,000.00-1,500.00 Transportation [ Edit ] One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 20.00 Rs

12.00-50.00 Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,000.00 Rs

500.00-2,000.00 Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 60.00 Rs

50.00-100.00 Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 80.47 Rs

56.33-96.56 Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 120.00 Rs

90.00-200.00 Gasoline (1 gallon) 537.09 Rs

492.10-605.67 Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 5,000,000.00 Rs

3,600,000.00-7,500,000.00 Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 6,424,390.24 Rs

4,000,000.00-8,500,000.00 Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 6,901.89 Rs

3,400.00-15,000.00 1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 2.43 Rs

1.77-4.00 Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 2,855.77 Rs

1,500.00-5,000.00 And Leisure [ Edit ] Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 2,817.21 Rs

1,500.00-5,000.00 Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 960.53 Rs

300.00-2,000.00 Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 625.00 Rs

400.00-1,000.00 Childcare [ Edit ] Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 7,270.83 Rs

3,500.00-15,000.00 International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 156,735.29 Rs

65,000.00-400,000.00 Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] 1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 4,220.44 Rs

2,500.00-8,000.00 1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, …) 3,168.63 Rs

2,000.00-5,000.00 1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 8,692.96 Rs

4,800.00-15,000.00 1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 5,078.12 Rs

3,400.00-8,000.00 Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 44,000.00 Rs

18,000.00-100,000.00 Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 16,989.58 Rs

8,000.00-45,000.00 Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 104,302.33 Rs

45,000.00-250,000.00 Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 42,693.88 Rs

20,000.00-90,000.00 Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 37,544.50 Rs

18,580.45-92,902.27 Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 16,739.44 Rs

9,290.23-24,999.79 Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 45,636.36 Rs Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 14.47

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Last update: February

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