Cost of living in Kandy, Sri Lanka

Summary of cost of living in Kandy

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 271,191 ₨
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 110,337 ₨
  • 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 Kandy, Sri Lanka. Current as of Nov 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 541 ₨
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 630 ₨
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 300 ₨
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 310 ₨
12 eggs, large 180 ₨
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 135 ₨
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,000 ₨
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 167 ₨
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 120 ₨
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 238 ₨
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 3,255 ₨
2 liters of coca-cola 240 ₨
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 90 ₨
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 61,967 ₨
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 31,969 ₨
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 2,000 ₨
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area -
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area -
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio -
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) -
40” flat screen tv 36,000 ₨
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 30,000 ₨
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) -
Hourly rate for cleaning help 400 ₨
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 3,436 ₨
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 6,039 ₨
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 2,937 ₨
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 4,067 ₨
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 4,500,000 ₨
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 124 ₨
Monthly ticket public transport 5,000 ₨
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) 536 ₨
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 400 ₨
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 1,600 ₨
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 756 ₨
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 200 ₨
4 rolls of toilet paper 231 ₨
Tube of toothpaste 96 ₨
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 500 ₨
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 1,698 ₨
2 tickets to the movies 1,296 ₨
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 1,200 ₨
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 3,500 ₨
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 600 ₨
Cappuccino in expat area of the city -
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 150 ₨
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district 2,324 ₨
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 783 ₨
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 18 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: November 29, 2020

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