- Cost of Living
- Sri Lanka
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 14% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Sri Lanka is 14% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 478 ₨ (E£ 51) | E£ 148 | - 66% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 747 ₨ (E£ 79) | E£ 69 | + 15% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 372 ₨ (E£ 39) | E£ 39 | + 1% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 212 ₨ (E£ 22) | E£ 14 | + 59% | |

12 eggs, large | 208 ₨ (E£ 22) | E£ 22 | + 1% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 192 ₨ (E£ 20) | E£ 11 | + 91% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 1,075 ₨ (E£ 114) | E£ 32 | + 255% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 418 ₨ (E£ 44) | E£ 25 | + 76% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 142 ₨ (E£ 15) | E£ 6 | + 134% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 303 ₨ (E£ 32) | E£ 21 | + 49% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 3,391 ₨ (E£ 360) | E£ 162 | + 121% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | 252 ₨ (E£ 27) | E£ 12 | + 118% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 72 ₨ (E£ 8) | E£ 5.94 | + 28% | |

Housing | + 21% | |||

Housing in Sri Lanka is 21% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 112,929 ₨ (E£ 11,976) | E£ 8,203 | + 46% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 47,236 ₨ (E£ 5,009) | E£ 4,751 | + 5% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 7,412 ₨ (E£ 786) | E£ 893 | - 12% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 65,316 ₨ (E£ 6,927) | E£ 5,885 | + 18% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 64,884 ₨ (E£ 6,881) | E£ 3,601 | + 91% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 20,556 ₨ (E£ 2,180) | E£ 594 | + 267% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 1,598 ₨ (E£ 169) | E£ 252 | - 33% | |

40” flat screen TV | 54,944 ₨ (E£ 5,827) | E£ 6,202 | - 6% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 16,110 ₨ (E£ 1,708) | E£ 3,087 | - 45% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 779 ₨ (E£ 83) | E£ 91 | - 9% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | 533 ₨ (E£ 57) | E£ 88 | - 36% | |

Clothes | - 53% | |||

Clothes in Sri Lanka is 53% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 4,585 ₨ (E£ 486) | E£ 930 | - 48% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 3,458 ₨ (E£ 367) | E£ 824 | - 55% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 9,486 ₨ (E£ 1,006) | E£ 1,911 | - 47% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 5,739 ₨ (E£ 609) | E£ 1,232 | - 51% | |

Transportation | + 4% | |||

Transportation in Sri Lanka is 4% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 5,906,500 ₨ (E£ 626,366) | E£ 460,034 | + 36% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 127 ₨ (E£ 13) | E£ 5.63 | + 139% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | 1,893 ₨ (E£ 201) | E£ 424 | - 53% | |

Personal Care | - 5% | |||

Personal Care in Sri Lanka is 5% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 200 ₨ (E£ 21) | E£ 37 | - 43% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 370 ₨ (E£ 39) | E£ 79 | - 50% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 2,303 ₨ (E£ 244) | E£ 253 | - 4% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 753 ₨ (E£ 80) | E£ 51 | + 56% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 489 ₨ (E£ 52) | E£ 52 | - 0% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 363 ₨ (E£ 38) | E£ 46 | - 16% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | 249 ₨ (E£ 26) | E£ 20 | + 31% | |

Tube of toothpaste | 103 ₨ (E£ 11) | E£ 21 | - 47% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 542 ₨ (E£ 57) | E£ 64 | - 10% | |

Entertainment | - 17% | |||

Entertainment in Sri Lanka is 17% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 3,644 ₨ (E£ 386) | E£ 322 | + 20% | |

2 tickets to the movies | 1,052 ₨ (E£ 112) | E£ 129 | - 13% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 4,000 ₨ (E£ 424) | E£ 681 | - 38% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 5,274 ₨ (E£ 559) | E£ 501 | + 12% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 895 ₨ (E£ 95) | E£ 91 | + 4% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 546 ₨ (E£ 58) | E£ 39 | + 50% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 471 ₨ (E£ 50) | E£ 56 | - 11% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | 73,903 ₨ (E£ 7,837) | E£ 10,910 | - 28% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 23 ₨ (E£ 2.48) | E£ 4.61 | - 46% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | 3,254 ₨ (E£ 345) | E£ 776 | - 56% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 1,171 ₨ (E£ 124) | E£ 35 | + 256% | |

TOTAL | + 0% |

These prices were last updated on September 22, 2018.
Exchange rate:
0.10605
EGP
/
LKR

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

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