- Cost of Living
- Sri Lanka
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 10% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Sri Lanka is 10% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 591 ₨ (E£ 60) | E£ 146 | - 59% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 822 ₨ (E£ 84) | E£ 70 | + 20% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 373 ₨ (E£ 38) | E£ 39 | - 2% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 220 ₨ (E£ 22) | E£ 14 | + 54% | |

12 eggs, large | 218 ₨ (E£ 22) | E£ 22 | + 1% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 155 ₨ (E£ 16) | E£ 11 | + 48% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 762 ₨ (E£ 77) | E£ 33 | + 137% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 397 ₨ (E£ 40) | E£ 26 | + 57% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 144 ₨ (E£ 15) | E£ 7 | + 113% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 274 ₨ (E£ 28) | E£ 22 | + 25% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 2,897 ₨ (E£ 295) | E£ 152 | + 93% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | 271 ₨ (E£ 28) | E£ 13 | + 118% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 81 ₨ (E£ 8) | E£ 5.73 | + 43% | |

Housing | + 30% | |||

Housing in Sri Lanka is 30% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 117,476 ₨ (E£ 11,947) | E£ 8,335 | + 43% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 53,443 ₨ (E£ 5,435) | E£ 5,159 | + 5% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 6,516 ₨ (E£ 663) | E£ 908 | - 27% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 86,461 ₨ (E£ 8,793) | E£ 6,098 | + 44% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 70,727 ₨ (E£ 7,192) | E£ 3,794 | + 90% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 32,626 ₨ (E£ 3,318) | E£ 610 | + 444% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 1,484 ₨ (E£ 151) | E£ 251 | - 40% | |

40” flat screen TV | 51,093 ₨ (E£ 5,196) | E£ 6,021 | - 14% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 16,998 ₨ (E£ 1,729) | E£ 3,030 | - 43% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 822 ₨ (E£ 84) | E£ 102 | - 18% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | 505 ₨ (E£ 51) | E£ 91 | - 44% | |

Clothes | - 46% | |||

Clothes in Sri Lanka is 46% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 3,979 ₨ (E£ 405) | E£ 874 | - 54% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 4,221 ₨ (E£ 429) | E£ 761 | - 44% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 10,108 ₨ (E£ 1,028) | E£ 1,862 | - 45% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 5,572 ₨ (E£ 567) | E£ 1,123 | - 50% | |

Transportation | + 11% | |||

Transportation in Sri Lanka is 11% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 5,928,700 ₨ (E£ 602,910) | E£ 444,807 | + 36% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 131 ₨ (E£ 13) | E£ 5.87 | + 127% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | 2,934 ₨ (E£ 298) | E£ 435 | - 31% | |

Personal Care | - 7% | |||

Personal Care in Sri Lanka is 7% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 366 ₨ (E£ 37) | E£ 41 | - 9% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 500 ₨ (E£ 51) | E£ 74 | - 32% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 2,529 ₨ (E£ 257) | E£ 334 | - 23% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 880 ₨ (E£ 90) | E£ 60 | + 49% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 481 ₨ (E£ 49) | E£ 50 | - 1% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 429 ₨ (E£ 44) | E£ 52 | - 16% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | 294 ₨ (E£ 30) | E£ 26 | + 17% | |

Tube of toothpaste | 103 ₨ (E£ 10) | E£ 20 | - 49% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 638 ₨ (E£ 65) | E£ 70 | - 7% | |

Entertainment | + 7% | |||

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

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 3,665 ₨ (E£ 373) | E£ 329 | + 13% | |

2 tickets to the movies | 1,104 ₨ (E£ 112) | E£ 134 | - 16% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 3,723 ₨ (E£ 379) | E£ 728 | - 48% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 4,668 ₨ (E£ 475) | E£ 524 | - 9% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 1,229 ₨ (E£ 125) | E£ 91 | + 37% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 578 ₨ (E£ 59) | E£ 42 | + 41% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 505 ₨ (E£ 51) | E£ 43 | + 20% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | 66,993 ₨ (E£ 6,813) | E£ 10,473 | - 35% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 82 ₨ (E£ 8) | E£ 4.68 | + 77% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | 3,376 ₨ (E£ 343) | E£ 820 | - 58% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 1,156 ₨ (E£ 118) | E£ 37 | + 221% | |

TOTAL | + 9% |

These prices were last updated on November 14, 2018.
Exchange rate:
0.10169
EGP
/
LKR

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#
Cost of living in
**Sri Lanka**
is
**9% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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