Cost of living in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district B$10
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) B$6
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast B$3.27
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk B$2.84
12 eggs, large B$2.76
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes B$4.40
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese B$6
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples B$3.49
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes B$3.35
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket B$3.35
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality B$22
2 liters of Coca-Cola B$2.08
Bread for 2 people for 1 day B$1.97
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area B$1,143
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area B$944
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat B$68
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area B$1,522
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area B$712
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio B$183
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) B$82
40” flat screen TV B$695
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) B$193
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) B$8
Hourly rate for cleaning help B$7
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) B$179
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) B$106
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) B$168
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes B$133
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new B$30,187
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas B$0.53
Monthly ticket public transport B$52
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$9
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) B$25
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) B$5.59
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) B$3.35
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) B$5.75
4 rolls of toilet paper B$3.17
Tube of toothpaste B$3.17
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city B$11
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub B$32
2 tickets to the movies B$13
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) B$37
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert B$62
1 cocktail drink in downtown club -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city B$5.35
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) B$5.00
iPad Air 2, 64GB B$750
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) B$0.71
1 month of gym membership in business district B$101
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes B$8
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 99 prices entered by 12 different people.
Latest price update: September 05, 2017.

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