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Cost of Living in Paro | Bhutan

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$551
$1088
🛋️ Without rent
$280
$776
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$271
$312
🍽️ Food
$198
$490
🚐 Transport
$21.9
$56.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$272
🏙️ Population
15k

The average cost of living in Paro is $551, which is in the top 21% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 7342nd out of 9294 in our global list and 2nd out of 2 in Bhutan.

The median after-tax salary is $272, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.5 months. Ranked 8720th (TOP 94%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 2nd best city to live in Bhutan. With an estimated population of 15k, Paro is the 2nd largest city in Bhutan.

✈️ Closest airport3 kmParo Airport
😷 Air qualityModerate34.1 µg/m³
Cost of living in Paro infographic

Prices in Paro

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.31
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$11.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.64
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.66
☕ Cappuccino
$1.49
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.57

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.87
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.62
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.61
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.38
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.47
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.03
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.35
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.2
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.07
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.44
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.57
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.3
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.14
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$26.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.1
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.73
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.3
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.77
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.34
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.72

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.33
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$31.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$3.72
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.95

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$280
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$197
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$356
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$212
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$27.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$41.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$29.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.07%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$649
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$526

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$29.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.32
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$40.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.14
👖 Brand Jeans
$36.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$48.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$72.9
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1179