Belize vs Sri Lanka - Cost of Living Comparison

Updated:

Livingcost

Belize Sri Lanka
🚶 Cost of living one person
$867
$501
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2052
$1325
🏠 One person rent
$386
$166
🏘️ Family rent
$612
$413
🍽️ Food expenses
$342
$274
🚐 Transport expenses
$59.3
$20.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1309
$205
💸 GDP per capita
$6984
$3354
😃 Human freedom index
6.82
6.13
❤️ Life expectancy
70.5
76.4
👮 Corruption perceptions index
58
34
🌐 English speaking %
81.7%
18.3%
🎓 Higher education
23
56
😀 Quality of life
49
44
🏙️ Population
375K
21.4M

The average cost of living in Belize ($867) is 73% more expensive than in Sri Lanka ($501). Belize ranked 98th vs 178th for Sri Lanka in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.5 months in Belize compared to 0.4 months in Sri Lanka. Ranked 84th and 103rd best countries to live in the world.

Salary adjustment calculator
the estimated difference in money purchasing power

Cost of living in Belize vs Sri Lanka infographic

Share this infographic!

Prices in Belize vs Sri Lanka

We calculate prices for Belize and Sri Lanka as a population-weighted mean of 5 and 10 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Belize Sri Lanka
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.37
$2.65
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$21.6
$15.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.3
$6.98
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.75
$1.76
 Cappuccino
$4.04
$2.06
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.26
$0.58
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$360
$203
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$230
$110
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$626
$594
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$394
$306
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$78.4
$24.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$120
$38.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$52.3
$12.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12.56%
18.72%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$201
$1659
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$946
$1305
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.5
$0.16
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$43.8
$6.76
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$22.1
$2.94
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.55
$1.2
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.91
$1.52
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.35
$0.61
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.38
$0.69
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.22
$2
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.2
$11.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.52
$5.03
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.96
$7.18
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.32
$6.37
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.65
$0.96
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.75
$5.42
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.78
$1.22
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2
$1.06
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.4
$0.79
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.82
$0.33
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.73
$1.12
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$17.5
$10.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.03
$1.66
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.42
$6.41
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$11.6
$5.86
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.87
$1.65
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.51
$3.54
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.54
$0.73
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$33.8
$11.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$7.51
$3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$29.1
$8.85
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.2
$3.52
👖 Brand Jeans
$34.4
$24.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$93.2
$56.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$213
$26.3
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5496
$452

Cost of living in other countries

Cost of living

More countries to compare

Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Belize

City Cost of living Population
Belize City
$850
57.2K
San Ignacio
$988
26.2K
Belmopan
$712
17.2K
San Pedro Town
$894
11.8K
Caye Caulker
$927
2K

In Sri Lanka

City Cost of living Population
Colombo
$574
753K
Kandy
$388
120K
Beruwala
$500
165K
Trincomalee
$513
99.1K
Galle
$341
93.1K
Gampaha
$465
191K
Negombo
$398
142K
Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
$455
116K
Anuradhapura
$526
63.2K
Matara
$466
68.2K