Cost of living in Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 486 ₨
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 640 ₨
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 357 ₨
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 213 ₨
12 eggs, large 211 ₨
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 165 ₨
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,156 ₨
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 413 ₨
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 151 ₨
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 335 ₨
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 3,469 ₨
2 liters of Coca-Cola 222 ₨
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 70 ₨
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 116,811 ₨
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 43,599 ₨
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 7,769 ₨
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 41,959 ₨
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 44,257 ₨
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 4,957 ₨
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 2,039 ₨
40” flat screen TV 65,894 ₨
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 20,887 ₨
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 547 ₨
Hourly rate for cleaning help 525 ₨
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 4,398 ₨
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 2,865 ₨
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 6,417 ₨
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 5,391 ₨
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 4,802,640 ₨
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 121 ₨
Monthly ticket public transport 2,574 ₨
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 646 ₨
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 269 ₨
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 412 ₨
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 2,237 ₨
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 546 ₨
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 393 ₨
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 406 ₨
4 rolls of toilet paper 246 ₨
Tube of toothpaste 116 ₨
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 583 ₨
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 3,295 ₨
2 tickets to the movies 984 ₨
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 3,112 ₨
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 5,771 ₨
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 796 ₨
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 540 ₨
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 521 ₨
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 73,223 ₨
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 20 ₨
1 month of gym membership in business district 3,554 ₨
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 1,110 ₨
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 823 prices entered by 84 different people.
Latest price update: February 21, 2018.

Colombo position in our World Ranking

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328th
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32nd
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