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Cost of Living in Sri Lanka

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Jun 02, 2023

Summary: The cost of living in Sri Lanka is generally considered to be quite affordable. A nice 1 bedroom apartment in Sri Lanka can cost anywhere from $400 to $800 per month, while a nice 2 bedroom apartment can cost anywhere from $600 to $1,200 per month. The cost of dinner at a moderately priced restaurant in Sri Lanka is usually around $10 to $15 per person.

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Is the cost of living in Sri Lanka high?

We asked people how much they someone comfortably live on in Sri Lanka, they wrote:

"The cost of living in Sri Lanka is generally considered to be quite affordable. Basic necessities such as food, transportation, and housing are relatively inexpensive compared to other countries. Eating out at restaurants is also quite affordable, with a meal for two people costing around $10 USD. Utilities such as electricity and water are also relatively inexpensive. Overall, Sri Lanka is a great place to live for those looking for a low cost of living," said one person in Sri Lanka.

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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