Expat Exchange
Free MembershipSign In
Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka

Real Estate in Sri Lanka

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on May 12, 2023

Summary: An expat looking to buy a home in Sri Lanka should begin by researching the different areas of the country and deciding which area best suits their needs. They should then contact a local real estate agent to help them find a suitable property. Homes in Sri Lanka typically include amenities such as air conditioning, hot water, and a kitchen. Some homes may also include a swimming pool, garden, and other luxury features. Foreigners are allowed to purchase property in Sri Lanka, however, they must obtain approval from the Central Bank of Sri Lanka before doing so. Additionally, foreigners are not allowed to purchase land in Sri Lanka.

Allianz Care
Allianz Care
Allianz Care
Allianz Care

How do I find a place to live in Sri Lanka?

We asked expats how they chose their neighborhood and found a place to live. They answered:

"One of the best ways to find a place to live in Sri Lanka is to use online resources such as real estate websites, classifieds, and social media groups. You can also contact local real estate agents who can help you find a suitable place to live. Additionally, you can ask friends and family who live in Sri Lanka for recommendations. Finally, you can also look for rental postings in local newspapers and magazines," remarked one foreigner who made the move to Sri Lanka.

Answer this Question

GeoBlueGeoBlue
Get Quote

GeoBlue is a trusted leader in international health insurance. Wherever your destination, GeoBlue can keep you and your family covered with the right health insurance. Get a GeoBlue Quote Today!

GeoBlueGeoBlue

GeoBlue is a trusted leader in international health insurance. Wherever your destination, GeoBlue can keep you and your family covered with the right health insurance. Get a GeoBlue Quote Today!
Get Quote

What is a typical expat home or apartment like in Sri Lanka?

Please login to continue reading this article.

Not a member? Join Today (it's free).

About the Author

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.

Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka

Allianz Care
Allianz Care

Flexible solutions allow you to tailor your cover to meet your needs and budget. Use Promocode: LIFE10 and get 10% off your international health insurance for life!
Get Quote

Allianz CareAllianz Care

Flexible solutions allow you to tailor your cover to meet your needs and budget. Use Promocode: LIFE10 and get 10% off your international health insurance for life!
Get Quote

Contribute to Sri Lanka Network Contribute
Help others in Sri Lanka by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Sri Lanka.

Allianz Care
Allianz Care

Copyright 1997-2024 Burlingame Interactive, Inc.

Privacy Policy Legal