Prices in Sri Lanka

What are the supermarket prices in Sri Lanka? Is the cost of living in Sri Lanka are higher than in United States? How much will it cost us to entertain in Sri Lanka and how much will we spend in restaurants and bars?
On this page below you will find the current price and cost overview in Sri Lanka: food prices, Restaurant prices, cost of living, and entertainment costs (The last update: today 8 hours ago)

Currency in Sri Lanka to Sri Lankan rupee (LKR). For 10 US dollars you can get 3 thousand Sri Lankan rupees. For 100 US dollars you can get 30 thousand Sri Lankan rupees. And the other way: For 100 Sri Lankan rupees you can get 0.333 US dollars.



What are the different prices in the cities in Sri Lanka? Look here: Prices in cities in Sri Lanka

Prices: Colombo   Kalmunai   Kandy   Galle   Matara   Negombo   Anuradhapura   Maharagama   Trincomalee   Dambulla  

Generally, it is much cheaper in Sri Lanka than in United States. Food is 36% cheaper. Dining in restaurants and bars will be cheaper by 70%. And the cost of living in Sri Lanka is less than in United States about 26%. If we want to spend time actively or to have fun, we will pay less than in United States about 74%.

See also how prices have changed in previous years: Price changes in previous years in Sri Lanka


Are hotels expensive in Sri Lanka? How much will we pay for a room in Sri Lanka?

The average price of accommodation in Sri Lanka is $55 (LKR 16.5K). If you are looking for the cheapest accommodation: in a cheap one-star hotel you will pay: $28 (LKR 8.29K) and if you like hostels, you'll spend the night there for: $18.3 (LKR 5.48K). The cost of a room in a 2-star hotel is Sri Lanka in $30 (LKR 9.02K). 3-star hotels offer accommodation on average for $96 (LKR 28.9K) Overnight stay in 4-star hotel costs $116 (LKR 34.9K) in Sri Lanka If you are looking for the best conditions for your stay, then in 5-star hotels that will provide much more luxury you will have to pay $241 (LKR 72.4K)


And if you plan a trip to a given region of the world, maybe cheaper than in Sri Lanka will be in nearby countries? See prices in: Maldives, India, British Indian Ocean Territory, Bangladesh, and Myanmar.

Comparison of selected prices in Sri Lanka with prices in United States:

fees

$45 ($20 - $97)
78% less than in United States

internet

$15 ($6.7 - $38)
79% less than in United States

jeans pants

$26 ($11.7 - $50)
by half less than in United States

average earnings

$197
96% less than in United States

renting a small apartment in the center

$208 ($100 - $400)
88% less than in United States

renting a large apartment outside the centre

$252 ($117 - $500)
90% less than in United States

bread

$0.62 ($0.43 - $1.3)
83% less than in United States

cheese

$11.9 ($3.7 - $31)
7.5% less than in United States

rice

$0.78 ($0.6 - $1)
83% less than in United States

tomatoes

$1.3 ($0.53 - $2.7)
73% less than in United States

bananas

$0.98 ($0.5 - $2)
by half less than in United States

wine

$11.7 ($6.7 - $20)
22% less than in United States

cheap restaurant

$3 ($1.7 - $5)
85% less than in United States

local beer

$2 ($1.3 - $3.3)
67% less than in United States

coffee

$2.3 ($1.3 - $4)
by half less than in United States

bottle of water

$0.35 ($0.27 - $0.5)
83% less than in United States

mac burger king or similar bar

$6.7 ($5 - $8.3)
38% less than in United States

cola pepsi sprite mirinda

$0.69 ($0.47 - $1.2)
72% less than in United States

Price changes in previous years in Sri Lanka

Has the price of bread increased in Sri Lanka?
Bread in previous years has cost: 2011: $0.28(LKR 84), 2012: $0.36(LKR 109), 2013: $0.29(LKR 86), 2014: $0.26(LKR 77), 2015: $0.21(LKR 62), 2016: $0.21(LKR 62), 2017: $0.25(LKR 75), and 2018: $0.25(LKR 74).

Sri Lanka price changes: A loaf of fresh white bread (500g) 2011-2018
Sri Lanka price changes A loaf of fresh white bread (500g) hikersbay.com

Bananas - price changes in years: 2015: $0.36(LKR 107), 2016: $0.48(LKR 144), 2017: $0.58(LKR 174), and 2018: $0.52(LKR 156)

Sri Lanka price changes: Bananas (1kg) 2015-2018
Sri Lanka price changes Bananas (1kg) hikersbay.com

Have prices increased in restaurants in Sri Lanka?
In inexpensive restaurants, the price for a meal was: 2011: $1.1(LKR 329), 2012: $0.88(LKR 264), 2013: $0.67(LKR 200), 2014: $0.67(LKR 200), 2015: $0.83(LKR 250), 2016: $0.83(LKR 250), 2017: $0.83(LKR 250), and 2018: $1(LKR 300)

Sri Lanka price changes: Meal in a cheap restaurant 2011-2018
Sri Lanka price changes Meal in a cheap restaurant hikersbay.com

Renting A Small Apartment In The Center - price changes in years: 2011: $89(LKR 26.6K), 2012: $210(LKR 63K), 2013: $111(LKR 33.4K), 2014: $188(LKR 56.3K), 2015: $89(LKR 26.8K), 2016: $131(LKR 39.2K), 2017: $133(LKR 40K), and 2018: $142(LKR 42.5K)

Sri Lanka price changes: Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2011-2018
Sri Lanka price changes Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre hikersbay.com
Sri Lanka price changes: Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 2012-2018
Sri Lanka price changes Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) hikersbay.com