- Cost of Living
- Maldives
- Poland
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Maldives**
compared to
**Poland**

Currency:

Food | + 89% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Maldives is 89% more expensive than in Poland | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 153 Rufiyaa (38 zł) | 27 zł | + 40% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 147 Rufiyaa (36 zł) | 19 zł | + 90% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 59 Rufiyaa (15 zł) | 9 zł | + 66% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 34 Rufiyaa (8 zł) | 2.98 zł | + 179% | |

12 eggs, large | 31 Rufiyaa (8 zł) | 11 zł | - 28% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 38 Rufiyaa (9 zł) | 7 zł | + 28% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 175 Rufiyaa (43 zł) | 14 zł | + 209% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 53 Rufiyaa (13 zł) | 3.57 zł | + 268% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 29 Rufiyaa (7 zł) | 2.06 zł | + 242% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 70 Rufiyaa (17 zł) | 3.18 zł | + 440% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | - | 30 zł | - | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | 35 Rufiyaa (9 zł) | 5.19 zł | + 65% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 27 Rufiyaa (7 zł) | 2.60 zł | + 155% | |

Housing | + 94% | |||

Housing in Maldives is 94% more expensive than in Poland | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 28,218 Rufiyaa (6,934 zł) | 3,928 zł | + 77% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 18,766 Rufiyaa (4,611 zł) | 2,922 zł | + 58% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 2,056 Rufiyaa (505 zł) | 472 zł | + 7% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 23,898 Rufiyaa (5,872 zł) | 2,371 zł | + 148% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 18,737 Rufiyaa (4,604 zł) | 1,770 zł | + 160% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 1,678 Rufiyaa (412 zł) | 302 zł | + 37% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 702 Rufiyaa (172 zł) | 38 zł | + 354% | |

40” flat screen TV | 10,566 Rufiyaa (2,596 zł) | 1,914 zł | + 36% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 1,757 Rufiyaa (432 zł) | 429 zł | + 1% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 143 Rufiyaa (35 zł) | 26 zł | + 37% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | 72 Rufiyaa (18 zł) | 25 zł | - 30% | |

Clothes | + 1% | |||

Clothes in Maldives is 1% more expensive than in Poland | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 600 Rufiyaa (147 zł) | 284 zł | - 48% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 711 Rufiyaa (175 zł) | 151 zł | + 16% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 1,491 Rufiyaa (366 zł) | 295 zł | + 24% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 1,412 Rufiyaa (347 zł) | 332 zł | + 4% | |

Transportation | + 94% | |||

Transportation in Maldives is 94% more expensive than in Poland | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 400,000 Rufiyaa (98,289 zł) | 78,995 zł | + 24% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 18 Rufiyaa (4.32 zł) | 4.92 zł | - 12% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | 1,402 Rufiyaa (344 zł) | 105 zł | + 229% | |

Personal Care | + 55% | |||

Personal Care in Maldives is 55% more expensive than in Poland | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 93 Rufiyaa (23 zł) | 19 zł | + 22% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 159 Rufiyaa (39 zł) | 30 zł | + 30% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 313 Rufiyaa (77 zł) | 131 zł | - 41% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 58 Rufiyaa (14 zł) | 15 zł | - 3% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 79 Rufiyaa (19 zł) | 13 zł | + 53% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 97 Rufiyaa (24 zł) | 11 zł | + 115% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | 97 Rufiyaa (24 zł) | 4.92 zł | + 383% | |

Tube of toothpaste | 36 Rufiyaa (9 zł) | 8 zł | + 15% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 100 Rufiyaa (25 zł) | 39 zł | - 37% | |

Entertainment | + 92% | |||

Entertainment in Maldives is 92% more expensive than in Poland | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 441 Rufiyaa (108 zł) | 68 zł | + 58% | |

2 tickets to the movies | 320 Rufiyaa (79 zł) | 54 zł | + 46% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 647 Rufiyaa (159 zł) | 215 zł | - 26% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 845 Rufiyaa (208 zł) | 122 zł | + 70% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 500 Rufiyaa (123 zł) | 22 zł | + 461% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 63 Rufiyaa (16 zł) | 11 zł | + 38% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 248 Rufiyaa (61 zł) | 9 zł | + 603% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | 11,233 Rufiyaa (2,760 zł) | 2,006 zł | + 38% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 3.69 Rufiyaa (0.91 zł) | 0.49 zł | + 84% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | 940 Rufiyaa (231 zł) | 127 zł | + 82% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 70 Rufiyaa (17 zł) | 16 zł | + 8% | |

TOTAL | + 85% |

This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 4,523 prices entered by 575 different people.

These prices were last updated on November 15, 2018.
Exchange rate:
0.24572
PLN
/
MVR

#
Cost of living in
**Maldives**
is
**85% more expensive than**
in
**Poland**

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