Cost of living in Dili, East Timor

Summary of cost of living in Dili

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $4,456
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $2,853
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.

List of prices in Dili
Current as of Apr 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $9
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $8
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $4.08
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.94
12 eggs, large $2.92
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $2.16
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $12
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $4.08
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $2.86
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.31
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $13
2 liters of coca-cola $2.28
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.65
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $2,987
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $1,502
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $179
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $1,707
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $851
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $132
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $75
40” flat screen tv $819
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $345
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $7
Hourly rate for cleaning help $7
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $65
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $43
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $90
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $72
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $23,334
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $1.19
Monthly ticket public transport $22
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $9
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $8
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $11
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $67
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $5.54
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.39
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $4.17
4 rolls of toilet paper $2.05
Tube of toothpaste $1.88
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $13
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $28
2 tickets to the movies $14
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $45
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $6
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $3.81
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $4.09
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $300
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.14
1 month of gym membership in business district $56
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $1.85
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 88 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: April 13, 2024

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