Cost of living in Malé, Maldives

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

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Food [Edit]
MVR USD
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 153 Rufiyaa ($10)
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 136 Rufiyaa ($9)
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 57 Rufiyaa ($3.69)
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 35 Rufiyaa ($2.30)
12 eggs, large 28 Rufiyaa ($1.82)
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 33 Rufiyaa ($2.15)
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 124 Rufiyaa ($8)
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 48 Rufiyaa ($3.10)
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 25 Rufiyaa ($1.62)
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 52 Rufiyaa ($3.37)
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 200 Rufiyaa ($13)
2 liters of Coca-Cola 34 Rufiyaa ($2.24)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 26 Rufiyaa ($1.69)
Housing [Edit]
MVR USD
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 25,141 Rufiyaa ($1,631)
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 17,450 Rufiyaa ($1,132)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 2,272 Rufiyaa ($147)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 21,777 Rufiyaa ($1,413)
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 15,617 Rufiyaa ($1,013)
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 1,386 Rufiyaa ($90)
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 755 Rufiyaa ($49)
40” flat screen TV 10,510 Rufiyaa ($682)
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 2,587 Rufiyaa ($168)
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 133 Rufiyaa ($9)
Hourly rate for cleaning help 92 Rufiyaa ($5.95)
Clothes [Edit]
MVR USD
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 662 Rufiyaa ($43)
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 679 Rufiyaa ($44)
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 1,500 Rufiyaa ($97)
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 1,107 Rufiyaa ($72)
Transportation [Edit]
MVR USD
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 169,304 Rufiyaa ($10,986)
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 13 Rufiyaa ($0.85)
Monthly ticket public transport 397 Rufiyaa ($26)
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 221 Rufiyaa ($14)
Personal Care [Edit]
MVR USD
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 56 Rufiyaa ($3.63)
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 139 Rufiyaa ($9)
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 299 Rufiyaa ($19)
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 74 Rufiyaa ($4.80)
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 66 Rufiyaa ($4.29)
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 79 Rufiyaa ($5.10)
4 rolls of toilet paper 56 Rufiyaa ($3.65)
Tube of toothpaste 31 Rufiyaa ($2.02)
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 75 Rufiyaa ($4.87)
Entertainment [Edit]
MVR USD
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 311 Rufiyaa ($20)
2 tickets to the movies 212 Rufiyaa ($14)
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 568 Rufiyaa ($37)
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 632 Rufiyaa ($41)
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 750 Rufiyaa ($49)
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 48 Rufiyaa ($3.09)
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 103 Rufiyaa ($7)
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 10,326 Rufiyaa ($670)
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.38 Rufiyaa ($0.09)
1 month of gym membership in business district 786 Rufiyaa ($51)
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 63 Rufiyaa ($4.07)
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 142 prices entered by 11 different people.
Latest price update: April 24, 2019

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