- Cost of Living
- Sri Lanka
- Egypt
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Sri Lanka**
compared to
**Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 7% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Sri Lanka is 7% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 524 ₨ (E£ 52) | E£ 139 | - 63% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 802 ₨ (E£ 79) | E£ 68 | + 16% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 378 ₨ (E£ 37) | E£ 39 | - 3% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 215 ₨ (E£ 21) | E£ 14 | + 47% | |

12 eggs, large | 223 ₨ (E£ 22) | E£ 21 | + 3% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 165 ₨ (E£ 16) | E£ 10 | + 60% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 794 ₨ (E£ 78) | E£ 31 | + 148% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 375 ₨ (E£ 37) | E£ 25 | + 50% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 154 ₨ (E£ 15) | E£ 7 | + 111% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 277 ₨ (E£ 27) | E£ 22 | + 25% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 2,612 ₨ (E£ 257) | E£ 150 | + 72% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | 269 ₨ (E£ 27) | E£ 13 | + 111% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 74 ₨ (E£ 7) | E£ 5.69 | + 28% | |

Housing | + 24% | |||

Housing in Sri Lanka is 24% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 106,989 ₨ (E£ 10,535) | E£ 8,598 | + 23% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 49,721 ₨ (E£ 4,896) | E£ 5,254 | - 7% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 6,516 ₨ (E£ 642) | E£ 880 | - 27% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 85,050 ₨ (E£ 8,375) | E£ 5,801 | + 44% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 69,616 ₨ (E£ 6,855) | E£ 3,965 | + 73% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 32,626 ₨ (E£ 3,213) | E£ 619 | + 419% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 1,484 ₨ (E£ 146) | E£ 234 | - 38% | |

40” flat screen TV | 49,751 ₨ (E£ 4,899) | E£ 5,850 | - 16% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 17,764 ₨ (E£ 1,749) | E£ 2,926 | - 40% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 822 ₨ (E£ 81) | E£ 97 | - 16% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | 600 ₨ (E£ 59) | E£ 91 | - 35% | |

Clothes | - 48% | |||

Clothes in Sri Lanka is 48% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 4,640 ₨ (E£ 457) | E£ 902 | - 49% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 4,221 ₨ (E£ 416) | E£ 808 | - 49% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 10,197 ₨ (E£ 1,004) | E£ 1,787 | - 44% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 5,138 ₨ (E£ 506) | E£ 947 | - 47% | |

Transportation | + 19% | |||

Transportation in Sri Lanka is 19% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 7,019,150 ₨ (E£ 691,173) | E£ 438,533 | + 58% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 133 ₨ (E£ 13) | E£ 6 | + 114% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | 3,562 ₨ (E£ 351) | E£ 491 | - 29% | |

Personal Care | - 11% | |||

Personal Care in Sri Lanka is 11% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 366 ₨ (E£ 36) | E£ 37 | - 4% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 500 ₨ (E£ 49) | E£ 74 | - 33% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 2,514 ₨ (E£ 248) | E£ 287 | - 14% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 880 ₨ (E£ 87) | E£ 60 | + 44% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 417 ₨ (E£ 41) | E£ 50 | - 18% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 421 ₨ (E£ 41) | E£ 49 | - 16% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | 294 ₨ (E£ 29) | E£ 26 | + 10% | |

Tube of toothpaste | 112 ₨ (E£ 11) | E£ 21 | - 48% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 540 ₨ (E£ 53) | E£ 72 | - 26% | |

Entertainment | + 16% | |||

Entertainment in Sri Lanka is 16% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 3,330 ₨ (E£ 328) | E£ 322 | + 2% | |

2 tickets to the movies | 1,116 ₨ (E£ 110) | E£ 133 | - 17% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 3,723 ₨ (E£ 367) | E£ 797 | - 54% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 4,203 ₨ (E£ 414) | E£ 528 | - 22% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 1,475 ₨ (E£ 145) | E£ 95 | + 54% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 692 ₨ (E£ 68) | E£ 40 | + 72% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 558 ₨ (E£ 55) | E£ 40 | + 39% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | 66,993 ₨ (E£ 6,597) | E£ 10,146 | - 35% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 82 ₨ (E£ 8) | E£ 3.42 | + 135% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | 3,857 ₨ (E£ 380) | E£ 735 | - 48% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 1,021 ₨ (E£ 101) | E£ 37 | + 171% | |

TOTAL | + 10% |

These prices were last updated on January 19, 2019.
Exchange rate:
0.09847
EGP
/
LKR

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#
Cost of living in
**Sri Lanka**
is
**10% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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