Cost of living in Malé, Maldives

Summary of cost of living in Malé

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 55,937 Rufiyaa
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 32,117 Rufiyaa
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Malé
Current as of Nov 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 163 Rufiyaa
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) -
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 60 Rufiyaa
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 29 Rufiyaa
12 eggs, large 27 Rufiyaa
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 40 Rufiyaa
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 117 Rufiyaa
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 55 Rufiyaa
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 21 Rufiyaa
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket -
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality -
2 liters of coca-cola 32 Rufiyaa
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 23 Rufiyaa
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 27,086 Rufiyaa
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 18,971 Rufiyaa
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 2,695 Rufiyaa
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 7,117 Rufiyaa
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 2,671 Rufiyaa
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 121 Rufiyaa
Hourly rate for cleaning help 111 Rufiyaa
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 820 Rufiyaa
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 750 Rufiyaa
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 1,398 Rufiyaa
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 1,150 Rufiyaa
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 21 Rufiyaa
Monthly ticket public transport 474 Rufiyaa
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 205 Rufiyaa
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 71 Rufiyaa
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 159 Rufiyaa
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 346 Rufiyaa
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 51 Rufiyaa
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 58 Rufiyaa
4 rolls of toilet paper 49 Rufiyaa
Tube of toothpaste 28 Rufiyaa
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 84 Rufiyaa
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 301 Rufiyaa
2 tickets to the movies -
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 491 Rufiyaa
1 cocktail drink in downtown club -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 49 Rufiyaa
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.42 Rufiyaa
1 month of gym membership in business district 988 Rufiyaa
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 86 Rufiyaa
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 52 prices entered by 12 different people.
Latest price update: November 29, 2022

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