Prices in Sri Lanka


Based on the data of 5 people, we got information about prices in Sri Lanka on food in cafes and restaurants, products in supermarkets, accommodation rental and transportation costs. At the moment, prices have been added to such cities as Colombo, Ella, Galle, Hikkaduwa, Kandy and Nuwara Eliya.

We analyzed the average prices in Sri Lanka and calculated that one day in country will cost you 4413 Sri Lankan rupees.

Top review about prices in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka prices surprised me a lot! The main thing is that prices for locals and for tourists differ badly. All the local prices — be it cost of transportation, food or clothes — are really cheap and cost almost nothing. But if you want a bit more comfort (and in Sri Lanka you will definitely want it — at some point) prices increase dramatically! Tourist transportation, restaurants, hotels and especially entrance tickets to the local sights sometimes are equal to european — with the service not even close to european standards. That said, when going to Sri Lanka you have two choices — take more money with you or get ready to travel the way the locals do.

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Prices in cafes and restaurants

1. Average bill in cheap local cafe200,00500,00356,25
2. Average bill in tourist restaurant1000,002000,001188,89
3. Big Mac combo set (medium)400,00700,00533,33
4. Cup of cappuccino100,00300,00221,67

Prices on products in supermarkets

1. Bottle of water 0,5 liter40,0050,0045,00
2. Bottle of local beer 0,5 liter190,00300,00235,00
3. Bottle of imported beer 0,5 liter300,00350,00316,67
4. Bottle of wine 0.75 liter500,00500,00500,00
5. Bottle of Coca-Cola 0.5 liter100,00150,00110,00
6. Rice 1 kg70,00180,00116,43
7. Bottle of milk 1 liter200,00220,00208,33
8. Tomato 1 kg42,0080,0058,17
9. Loaf of bread 0.5 kg50,00190,00123,33
10. Banana 1 kg40,00220,00120,00
11. Oranges 1 kg120,00365,00269,17
12. Apples 1 kg115,00400,00289,29
13. Potato 1 kg50,00188,00123,60
14. Meat (pork) 1 kg500,001350,00948,00
15. Chicken breasts 1 kg150,00900,00574,80
16. Cheese 1 kg300,002500,001830,00
17. Eggs 10 pieces200,00220,00209,00
18. Snickers 50 g100,00160,00143,33

Prices of accommodation rental

1. Double room in budget hostel2000,003000,002516,67
2. Rent of 1-bedroom apartment per day3500,003500,003500,00
3. Rent of 1-bedroom apartment per month4000,004000,004000,00

Transportation costs

1. Price of one-way ticket in public transport8,00100,0034,60
2. Price of monthly pass for public transport2000,002000,002000,00
3. Price of a taxi ride (average cost of trip in the city)200,00300,00250,00
4. Cost of renting a motorbike per day1200,001200,001200,00
5. Cost of renting a bicycle per day500,00500,00500,00
6. Cost of renting a car per day3200,003200,003200,00
7. Price of 1 liter of petrol 95117,00131,00122,00

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