Cost of living in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 2,750 ₨
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,200 ₨
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 400 ₨
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 230 ₨
12 eggs, large 300 ₨
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 100 ₨
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,100 ₨
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 300 ₨
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 120 ₨
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 340 ₨
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 4,500 ₨
2 liters of Coca-Cola 300 ₨
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 400 ₨
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area -
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area -
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat -
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area -
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area -
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio -
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 1,450 ₨
40” flat screen TV 45,000 ₨
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 23,000 ₨
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 300 ₨
Hourly rate for cleaning help 400 ₨
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 4,500 ₨
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 6,000 ₨
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 8,500 ₨
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 6,000 ₨
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 8,000,000 ₨
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 142 ₨
Monthly ticket public transport -
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 200 ₨
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 500 ₨
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 313 ₨
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 800 ₨
4 rolls of toilet paper 300 ₨
Tube of toothpaste 400 ₨
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city -
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 1,500 ₨
2 tickets to the movies 1,200 ₨
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 4,000 ₨
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 2,000 ₨
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 3,000 ₨
Cappuccino in expat area of the city -
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 500 ₨
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 85,000 ₨
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district 3,500 ₨
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 600 ₨
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 54 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: September 11, 2018.

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