Cost of living in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

Summary of cost of living in Bandar Seri Begawan

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: B$4,139
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: B$2,130
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.
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List of prices in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei. Current as of Nov 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district B$8
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) B$7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast B$4.06
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk B$2.83
12 eggs, large B$3.14
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes B$4.10
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese B$10
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples B$3.88
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes B$3.16
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket B$3.23
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality B$34
2 liters of coca-cola B$2.04
Bread for 2 people for 1 day B$1.82
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area B$1,754
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area B$1,047
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat B$89
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area B$1,244
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area B$698
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio B$151
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) B$62
40” flat screen tv B$709
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) B$225
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) B$9
Hourly rate for cleaning help B$9
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) B$132
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) B$83
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) B$153
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes B$129
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new B$31,668
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas B$0.53
Monthly ticket public transport B$56
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) B$7
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) B$13
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) B$44
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) B$4.48
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) B$3.75
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) B$6
4 rolls of toilet paper B$3.25
Tube of toothpaste B$2.79
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city B$13
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub B$28
2 tickets to the movies B$17
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) B$57
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert B$56
1 cocktail drink in downtown club B$100
Cappuccino in expat area of the city B$5.15
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) B$5.00
Ipad wi-fi 128gb B$548
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) B$0.21
1 month of gym membership in business district B$94
1 package of marlboro cigarettes B$8
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 56 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: November 17, 2019

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