Cost of living in Dili, East Timor

Summary of cost of living in Dili

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $4,582
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $2,795
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Dili, East Timor. Current as of Aug 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $10
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $3.88
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $2.13
12 eggs, large $2.26
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $1.75
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $13
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $3.35
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $2.62
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $2.06
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $15
2 liters of coca-cola $2.56
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.38
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $2,752
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $1,525
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $148
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $1,475
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $996
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $111
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $107
40” flat screen tv $999
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $389
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $8
Hourly rate for cleaning help $2.50
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $55
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $50
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $90
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $80
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $25,935
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $1.33
Monthly ticket public transport $25
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $11
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $12
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $54
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $9
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $2.92
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $3.18
4 rolls of toilet paper $2.24
Tube of toothpaste $2.33
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $20
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $24
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 $57
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $7
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $3.65
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $4.22
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.36
1 month of gym membership in business district $63
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $1.65
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: August 15, 2019

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