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.
We got information about prices in Sri Lanka on food in cafes and restaurants, products in supermarkets, accommodation rental and transportation costs based on the data of 6 people. At the moment, prices have been added to such cities as Colombo, Ella, Galle, Hikkaduwa, Kandy and Nuwara Eliya.