Cost of Living Comparison

LKR
COMPARED TO
USD

New Jersey is 8.7 times more expensive than Sri Lanka.

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

pay 6.7 times more for restaurants

  Sri Lanka help_outline New Jersey help_outline  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $1.37
Rs210.31
$18.30 +1236.4%
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$3.93
Rs603.38
$8.39 +113.5%
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $0.51
Rs78.80
$2.09 +307.9%
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $0.24
Rs36.35
$1.67 +603.7%
Average +565.4%

Sri Lanka vs. New Jersey - Cost of restaurants
local_grocery_store

pay 3.5 times more for groceries

  Sri Lanka help_outline New Jersey help_outline  
Bread
1 loaf
$0.37
Rs56.67
$3.28 +788.9%
Local cheese (8 oz) $6.01
Rs922.78
$5.72 -4.8%
Milk (1 gallon) $3.69
Rs567.13
$3.81 +3.3%
Eggs
1 dozen
$1.11
Rs170.83
$2.69 +142.1%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $1.38
Rs212.04
$4.82 +249.1%
Apples (1 lb) $0.92
Rs141.46
$2.21 +139.8%
Bananas (1 lb) $0.31
Rs48.24
$0.86 +175.2%
Oranges (1 lb) $0.78
Rs120.22
$2.35 +199.8%
Tomatoes (1 lb) $0.34
Rs52.55
$2.15 +528.5%
Potatoes (1 lb) $0.45
Rs68.76
$1.41 +214.5%
Onions (1 lb) $0.39
Rs60.18
$1.49 +281.4%
Average +247.1%

Sri Lanka vs. New Jersey - Cost of groceries
drive_eta

pay 6.4 times more for transportation

  Sri Lanka help_outline New Jersey help_outline  
Gasoline (1 gallon) $2.67
Rs410.26
$2.59 -2.8%
Monthly public transit pass $6.71
Rs1,030.23
$104.05 +1451.4%
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $25,186.16
Rs3,868,593.69
$22,258.29 -11.6%
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $2.48
Rs380.21
$20.04 +709.5%
Average +536.6%

Sri Lanka vs. New Jersey - Cost of transportation
home

pay 7.7 times more for housing

  Sri Lanka help_outline New Jersey help_outline  
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$15.92
Rs2,444.81
$65.82 +313.5%
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $200.76
Rs30,836.34
$1,697.36 +745.5%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $105.70
Rs16,236.19
$1,389.19 +1214.2%
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
including electric, gas, water, heating
$26.71
Rs4,103.14
$131.15 +390.9%
Average +666.0%

Sri Lanka vs. New Jersey - Cost of housing
child_care

pay 31.4 times more for childcare

  Sri Lanka help_outline New Jersey help_outline  
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $27.38
Rs4,205.84
$1,111.40 +3958.9%
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $877.29
Rs134,752.11
$19,409.32 +2112.4%
Average +3035.7%

Sri Lanka vs. New Jersey - Cost of childcare
gamepad

pay 2.9 times more for entertainment and sports

  Sri Lanka help_outline New Jersey help_outline  
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $1.63
Rs250.28
$5.26 +223.1%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $1.79
Rs275.20
$4.14 +131.2%
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$6.58
Rs1,011.29
$9.37 +42.3%
Monthly membership at local gym $14.57
Rs2,237.53
$47.08 +223.2%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $2.87
Rs440.41
$12.52 +336.6%
Average +191.3%

Sri Lanka vs. New Jersey - Cost of entertainment and sports
store

pay 2.4 times more for clothing

  Sri Lanka help_outline New Jersey help_outline  
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$22.07
Rs3,389.92
$45.15 +104.6%
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$15.83
Rs2,430.77
$37.66 +138.0%
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$41.48
Rs6,371.59
$77.50 +86.8%
Men's business shoes (leather) $29.26
Rs4,494.95
$97.74 +234.0%
Average +140.8%

Sri Lanka vs. New Jersey - Cost of clothing
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