- Cost of Living
- Sri Lanka
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 18% | |||
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Food in Sri Lanka is 18% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 472 ₨ (E£ 53) | E£ 138 | - 61% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 604 ₨ (E£ 68) | E£ 66 | + 4% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 355 ₨ (E£ 40) | E£ 39 | + 3% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 206 ₨ (E£ 23) | E£ 14 | + 68% | |

12 eggs, large | 212 ₨ (E£ 24) | E£ 20 | + 18% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 174 ₨ (E£ 20) | E£ 11 | + 72% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 1,128 ₨ (E£ 127) | E£ 30 | + 318% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 397 ₨ (E£ 45) | E£ 24 | + 88% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 148 ₨ (E£ 17) | E£ 6 | + 160% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 313 ₨ (E£ 35) | E£ 21 | + 69% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 3,186 ₨ (E£ 360) | E£ 160 | + 125% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | 224 ₨ (E£ 25) | E£ 12 | + 120% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 71 ₨ (E£ 8) | E£ 9 | - 9% | |

Housing | + 18% | |||

Housing in Sri Lanka is 18% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 108,693 ₨ (E£ 12,280) | E£ 8,151 | + 51% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 39,212 ₨ (E£ 4,430) | E£ 4,700 | - 6% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 8,075 ₨ (E£ 912) | E£ 921 | - 1% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 55,291 ₨ (E£ 6,247) | E£ 5,466 | + 14% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 41,888 ₨ (E£ 4,732) | E£ 3,027 | + 56% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 8,683 ₨ (E£ 981) | E£ 590 | + 66% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 2,170 ₨ (E£ 245) | E£ 253 | - 3% | |

40” flat screen TV | 66,066 ₨ (E£ 7,464) | E£ 6,070 | + 23% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 19,232 ₨ (E£ 2,173) | E£ 2,826 | - 23% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 737 ₨ (E£ 83) | E£ 83 | + 0% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | 600 ₨ (E£ 68) | E£ 92 | - 27% | |

Clothes | - 50% | |||

Clothes in Sri Lanka is 50% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 4,949 ₨ (E£ 559) | E£ 772 | - 28% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 3,025 ₨ (E£ 342) | E£ 740 | - 54% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 7,418 ₨ (E£ 838) | E£ 1,819 | - 54% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 5,790 ₨ (E£ 654) | E£ 1,339 | - 51% | |

Transportation | + 13% | |||

Transportation in Sri Lanka is 13% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 4,807,430 ₨ (E£ 543,127) | E£ 467,502 | + 16% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 118 ₨ (E£ 13) | E£ 5.00 | + 168% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | 2,099 ₨ (E£ 237) | E£ 300 | - 21% | |

Personal Care | - 1% | |||

Personal Care in Sri Lanka is 1% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 426 ₨ (E£ 48) | E£ 39 | + 24% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 480 ₨ (E£ 54) | E£ 75 | - 28% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 2,332 ₨ (E£ 263) | E£ 269 | - 2% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 753 ₨ (E£ 85) | E£ 60 | + 41% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 393 ₨ (E£ 44) | E£ 49 | - 9% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 342 ₨ (E£ 39) | E£ 44 | - 12% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | 216 ₨ (E£ 24) | E£ 20 | + 23% | |

Tube of toothpaste | 103 ₨ (E£ 12) | E£ 19 | - 39% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 515 ₨ (E£ 58) | E£ 56 | + 4% | |

Entertainment | + 122% | |||

Entertainment in Sri Lanka is 122% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 3,301 ₨ (E£ 373) | E£ 307 | + 21% | |

2 tickets to the movies | 1,018 ₨ (E£ 115) | E£ 128 | - 10% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 3,682 ₨ (E£ 416) | E£ 647 | - 36% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 5,948 ₨ (E£ 672) | E£ 485 | + 38% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 767 ₨ (E£ 87) | E£ 100 | - 13% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 472 ₨ (E£ 53) | E£ 37 | + 44% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 466 ₨ (E£ 53) | E£ 56 | - 6% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | 73,223 ₨ (E£ 8,272) | E£ 11,911 | - 31% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 509 ₨ (E£ 58) | E£ 15 | + 296% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | 3,568 ₨ (E£ 403) | E£ 677 | - 40% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 1,164 ₨ (E£ 132) | E£ 32 | + 308% | |

TOTAL | + 41% |

These prices were last updated on April 20, 2018.
Exchange rate:
0.11298
EGP
/
LKR

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#
Cost of living in
**Sri Lanka**
is
**41% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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