Cost of living in Colombo, Sri Lanka

List of prices in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Current as of Jan 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 581 ₨
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 805 ₨
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 384 ₨
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 224 ₨
12 eggs, large 230 ₨
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 202 ₨
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 817 ₨
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 441 ₨
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 156 ₨
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 265 ₨
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 3,694 ₨
2 liters of Coca-Cola 277 ₨
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 68 ₨
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 136,186 ₨
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 51,151 ₨
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 7,233 ₨
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 85,050 ₨
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 63,225 ₨
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 4,432 ₨
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 1,721 ₨
40” flat screen TV 49,474 ₨
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 20,806 ₨
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 825 ₨
Hourly rate for cleaning help 671 ₨
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 5,334 ₨
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 3,506 ₨
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 10,816 ₨
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 6,024 ₨
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 5,038,500 ₨
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 141 ₨
Monthly ticket public transport 3,072 ₨
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 903 ₨
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 348 ₨
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 563 ₨
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 2,372 ₨
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 644 ₨
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 421 ₨
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 402 ₨
4 rolls of toilet paper 260 ₨
Tube of toothpaste 101 ₨
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 540 ₨
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 3,933 ₨
2 tickets to the movies 1,047 ₨
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 5,796 ₨
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 874 ₨
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 568 ₨
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 494 ₨
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 76,486 ₨
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 71 ₨
1 month of gym membership in business district 5,138 ₨
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 1,199 ₨
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 659 prices entered by 119 different people.
Latest price update: January 21, 2019.

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