Cost of Living Comparison

NPR
COMPARED TO
LKR

Nepal is 24.5% more expensive than Sri Lanka.

If you lived in Sri Lanka instead of Nepal, you would:
local_dining

pay 35.3% less for restaurants

  Nepal help_outline Sri Lanka help_outline  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $2.86
Rs294.49
$1.44
Rs220.73
-49.8%
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$6.53
Rs671.80
$4.25
Rs652.85
-34.9%
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $0.49
Rs50.06
$0.57
Rs87.86
+17.5%
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $0.23
Rs23.59
$0.29
Rs43.79
+24.3%

Nepal vs. Sri Lanka - Cost of restaurants
local_grocery_store

pay 16.0% more for groceries

  Nepal help_outline Sri Lanka help_outline  
Bread
1 loaf
$0.59
Rs60.25
$0.39
Rs59.88
-33.4%
Local cheese (8 oz) $2.68
Rs275.85
$4.34
Rs666.06
+61.7%
Milk (1 gallon) $2.42
Rs248.94
$3.93
Rs604.35
+62.6%
Eggs
1 dozen
$1.57
Rs161.21
$1.19
Rs183.06
-24.0%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $1.77
Rs182.51
$1.65
Rs253.73
-6.9%
Apples (1 lb) $0.78
Rs79.80
$0.94
Rs144.87
+21.6%
Bananas (1 lb) $0.37
Rs38.22
$0.34
Rs51.69
-9.4%
Oranges (1 lb) $0.47
Rs48.00
$0.60
Rs91.69
+27.9%
Tomatoes (1 lb) $0.28
Rs28.66
$0.30
Rs45.69
+6.7%
Potatoes (1 lb) $0.19
Rs19.55
$0.36
Rs54.67
+87.2%
Onions (1 lb) $0.24
Rs24.91
$0.30
Rs46.25
+24.3%

Nepal vs. Sri Lanka - Cost of groceries
drive_eta

pay 18.4% less for transportation

  Nepal help_outline Sri Lanka help_outline  
Gasoline (1 gallon) $3.22
Rs331.19
$2.86
Rs439.69
-11.1%
Monthly public transit pass $8.80
Rs904.94
$5.25
Rs806.92
-40.3%
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $33,464.64
Rs3,441,837.88
$27,323.54
Rs4,196,895.54
-18.4%
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $6.38
Rs655.97
$2.47
Rs380.15
-61.2%

Nepal vs. Sri Lanka - Cost of transportation
home

pay 37.9% more for housing

  Nepal help_outline Sri Lanka help_outline  
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$17.36
Rs1,785.71
$13.67
Rs2,099.93
-21.3%
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $108.24
Rs11,132.29
$183.06
Rs28,118.43
+69.1%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $75.99
Rs7,815.30
$85.29
Rs13,100.53
+12.2%
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
including electric, gas, water, heating
$19.12
Rs1,965.99
$22.33
Rs3,429.33
+16.8%

Nepal vs. Sri Lanka - Cost of housing
child_care

pay 53.5% less for childcare

  Nepal help_outline Sri Lanka help_outline  
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $49.26
Rs5,066.04
$26.66
Rs4,095.10
-45.9%
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $1,672.45
Rs172,011.87
$773.84
Rs118,861.82
-53.7%

Nepal vs. Sri Lanka - Cost of childcare
gamepad

pay 4.1% more for entertainment and sports

  Nepal help_outline Sri Lanka help_outline  
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $2.50
Rs256.76
$1.95
Rs299.69
-21.8%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $1.40
Rs143.65
$1.73
Rs266.43
+24.2%
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$1.86
Rs191.42
$6.15
Rs945.08
+230.6%
Monthly membership at local gym $19.00
Rs1,954.01
$16.04
Rs2,464.29
-15.6%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $3.18
Rs326.70
$3.20
Rs491.19
+0.7%

Nepal vs. Sri Lanka - Cost of entertainment and sports
store

pay 8.9% less for clothing

  Nepal help_outline Sri Lanka help_outline  
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$23.19
Rs2,384.88
$26.14
Rs4,015.49
+12.7%
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$27.29
Rs2,807.13
$21.41
Rs3,288.56
-21.6%
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$37.34
Rs3,839.98
$39.43
Rs6,057.10
+5.6%
Men's business shoes (leather) $34.99
Rs3,598.41
$24.93
Rs3,829.95
-28.7%

Nepal vs. Sri Lanka - Cost of clothing
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