Bhutan vs Latvia - Cost of Living Comparison

Bhutan Latvia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$498
$860
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1095
$2122
🏠 One person rent
$217
$400
🏘️ Family rent
$324
$639
🍽️ Food expenses
$199
$299
🚐 Transport expenses
$18.7
$62.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$407
$936
💸 GDP per capita
$3001
$17737
😃 Human freedom index
6.86
8.67
❤️ Life expectancy
72.1
75.4
👮 Corruption perceptions index
68
59
🌐 English speaking %
75%
45.9%
🎓 Higher education
1
72
😀 Quality of life
35
68
🏙️ Population
808K
1.91M

The average cost of living in Bhutan ($498) is 42% less expensive than in Latvia ($860). Bhutan ranked 181st vs 87th for Latvia in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.8 months in Bhutan compared to 1.1 months in Latvia. Ranked 140th and 35th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Bhutan vs Latvia

We calculate prices for Bhutan and Latvia as a population-weighted mean of 2 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.

Bhutan Latvia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.41
$7.32
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$19.3
$34.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.61
$6.15
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.01
$3.05
 Cappuccino
$1.58
$2.78
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.46
$1.39
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$231
$359
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$141
$239
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$316
$606
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$231
$392
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$33.9
$123
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$52.2
$190
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$24
$14.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.89%
2.58%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2047
$1951
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$126
$1156
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.25
$1.04
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$22.4
$42.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.34
$7.24
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.96
$1.72
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.91
$1.11
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.71
$1.04
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.71
$1.59
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.77
$2.22
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.57
$8.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.9
$6.03
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.77
$9.18
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.76
$1.17
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$1.46
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.84
$1.66
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$2.5
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.55
$0.7
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$0.6
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.23
$0.47
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.07
$1.71
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.12
$7.38
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.95
$1.21
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7
$4.26
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.73
$8.15
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.6
$4.31
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.29
$1.59
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.67
$2.55
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$50.2
$34.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.43
$7.65
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$38
$43.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.53
$14.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$29.3
$61.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$51.8
$69.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$45
$294
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$812
$12996

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Cities Comparison in Bhutan vs Latvia

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Bhutan

City Cost of living Population
Thimphu
$499
104K
Paro
$492
11.4K

In Latvia

City Cost of living Population
Riga
$967
615K
Daugavpils
$644
80.6K
Liepaja
$650
68K
Jurmala
$829
50.2K
Jelgava
$724
55.3K
Ventspils
$758
33.4K
Jekabpils
$580
21.6K
Valmiera
$673
23K
Ogre
$676
23K
Rezekne
$582
26.8K