Cost of living in Malé, Maldives

List of prices in Malé, Maldives. Current as of Sep 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 153 Rufiyaa
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 131 Rufiyaa
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 57 Rufiyaa
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 35 Rufiyaa
12 eggs, large 28 Rufiyaa
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 33 Rufiyaa
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 124 Rufiyaa
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 48 Rufiyaa
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 25 Rufiyaa
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 52 Rufiyaa
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 155 Rufiyaa
2 liters of Coca-Cola 34 Rufiyaa
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 26 Rufiyaa
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 25,369 Rufiyaa
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 16,617 Rufiyaa
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 2,290 Rufiyaa
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 21,287 Rufiyaa
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 15,343 Rufiyaa
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 1,517 Rufiyaa
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 786 Rufiyaa
40” flat screen TV 9,645 Rufiyaa
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 2,587 Rufiyaa
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 133 Rufiyaa
Hourly rate for cleaning help 102 Rufiyaa
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 693 Rufiyaa
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 679 Rufiyaa
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 1,585 Rufiyaa
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 1,256 Rufiyaa
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 152,459 Rufiyaa
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 13 Rufiyaa
Monthly ticket public transport 397 Rufiyaa
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 223 Rufiyaa
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 56 Rufiyaa
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 139 Rufiyaa
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 299 Rufiyaa
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 74 Rufiyaa
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 66 Rufiyaa
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 79 Rufiyaa
4 rolls of toilet paper 56 Rufiyaa
Tube of toothpaste 31 Rufiyaa
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 75 Rufiyaa
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 317 Rufiyaa
2 tickets to the movies 212 Rufiyaa
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 568 Rufiyaa
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 632 Rufiyaa
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 750 Rufiyaa
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 49 Rufiyaa
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 103 Rufiyaa
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 10,326 Rufiyaa
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.38 Rufiyaa
1 month of gym membership in business district 867 Rufiyaa
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 65 Rufiyaa
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 97 prices entered by 11 different people.
Latest price update: September 15, 2019

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