- Cost of Living
- Sri Lanka
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 22% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Sri Lanka is 22% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 460 ₨ (E£ 52) | E£ 141 | - 63% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 662 ₨ (E£ 74) | E£ 68 | + 10% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 367 ₨ (E£ 41) | E£ 39 | + 5% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 213 ₨ (E£ 24) | E£ 14 | + 70% | |

12 eggs, large | 203 ₨ (E£ 23) | E£ 21 | + 8% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 196 ₨ (E£ 22) | E£ 11 | + 106% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 1,087 ₨ (E£ 122) | E£ 31 | + 291% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 400 ₨ (E£ 45) | E£ 25 | + 81% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 139 ₨ (E£ 16) | E£ 7 | + 137% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 316 ₨ (E£ 35) | E£ 21 | + 70% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 3,591 ₨ (E£ 403) | E£ 160 | + 152% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | 239 ₨ (E£ 27) | E£ 12 | + 117% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 65 ₨ (E£ 7) | E£ 6 | + 19% | |

Housing | + 23% | |||

Housing in Sri Lanka is 23% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 122,216 ₨ (E£ 13,710) | E£ 8,111 | + 69% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 40,120 ₨ (E£ 4,501) | E£ 4,805 | - 6% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 6,869 ₨ (E£ 771) | E£ 890 | - 13% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 43,731 ₨ (E£ 4,906) | E£ 5,675 | - 14% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 75,424 ₨ (E£ 8,461) | E£ 3,470 | + 144% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 10,127 ₨ (E£ 1,136) | E£ 579 | + 96% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 1,890 ₨ (E£ 212) | E£ 273 | - 22% | |

40” flat screen TV | 64,830 ₨ (E£ 7,272) | E£ 6,218 | + 17% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 21,428 ₨ (E£ 2,404) | E£ 3,080 | - 22% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 757 ₨ (E£ 85) | E£ 86 | - 1% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | 600 ₨ (E£ 67) | E£ 88 | - 24% | |

Clothes | - 54% | |||

Clothes in Sri Lanka is 54% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 4,832 ₨ (E£ 542) | E£ 942 | - 42% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 2,986 ₨ (E£ 335) | E£ 812 | - 59% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 8,572 ₨ (E£ 962) | E£ 1,972 | - 51% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 5,844 ₨ (E£ 656) | E£ 1,300 | - 50% | |

Transportation | + 7% | |||

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

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 4,807,430 ₨ (E£ 539,289) | E£ 467,720 | + 15% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 123 ₨ (E£ 14) | E£ 5.18 | + 166% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | 1,875 ₨ (E£ 210) | E£ 329 | - 36% | |

Personal Care | + 4% | |||

Personal Care in Sri Lanka is 4% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 280 ₨ (E£ 31) | E£ 41 | - 23% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 423 ₨ (E£ 47) | E£ 81 | - 41% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 2,332 ₨ (E£ 262) | E£ 252 | + 4% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 753 ₨ (E£ 84) | E£ 54 | + 55% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 500 ₨ (E£ 56) | E£ 51 | + 10% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 367 ₨ (E£ 41) | E£ 47 | - 13% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | 253 ₨ (E£ 28) | E£ 20 | + 44% | |

Tube of toothpaste | 102 ₨ (E£ 11) | E£ 20 | - 42% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 516 ₨ (E£ 58) | E£ 64 | - 9% | |

Entertainment | - 16% | |||

Entertainment in Sri Lanka is 16% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 3,453 ₨ (E£ 387) | E£ 336 | + 15% | |

2 tickets to the movies | 1,048 ₨ (E£ 118) | E£ 127 | - 7% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 3,667 ₨ (E£ 411) | E£ 680 | - 40% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 5,381 ₨ (E£ 604) | E£ 512 | + 18% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 875 ₨ (E£ 98) | E£ 93 | + 6% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 546 ₨ (E£ 61) | E£ 38 | + 61% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 449 ₨ (E£ 50) | E£ 55 | - 9% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | 73,223 ₨ (E£ 8,214) | E£ 11,085 | - 26% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 17 ₨ (E£ 1.95) | E£ 4.75 | - 59% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | 3,638 ₨ (E£ 408) | E£ 695 | - 41% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 1,241 ₨ (E£ 139) | E£ 34 | + 312% | |

TOTAL | + 3% |

These prices were last updated on July 16, 2018.
Exchange rate:
0.11218
EGP
/
LKR

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#
Cost of living in
**Sri Lanka**
is
**about the same as**
in
**Egypt**

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