Bhutan vs Portugal - Cost of Living Comparison

Bhutan Portugal
🚶 Cost of living one person
$498
$977
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1095
$2297
🏠 One person rent
$217
$563
🏘️ Family rent
$324
$984
🍽️ Food expenses
$199
$267
🚐 Transport expenses
$18.7
$47.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$407
$972
💸 GDP per capita
$3001
$22195
😃 Human freedom index
6.86
8.69
❤️ Life expectancy
72.1
81
👮 Corruption perceptions index
68
62
🌐 English speaking %
75%
27.3%
🎓 Higher education
1
86
😀 Quality of life
35
66
🏙️ Population
808K
10.3M

The average cost of living in Bhutan ($498) is 49% less expensive than in Portugal ($977). Bhutan ranked 181st vs 69th for Portugal 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 months in Portugal. Ranked 140th and 41st best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Bhutan vs Portugal

We calculate prices for Bhutan and Portugal as a population-weighted mean of 2 and 124 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 Portugal
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.41
$7.92
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$19.3
$33.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.61
$6.47
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.01
$1.78
 Cappuccino
$1.58
$1.42
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.46
$1.33
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$231
$565
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$141
$438
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$316
$1025
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$231
$804
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$33.9
$66.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$52.2
$102
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$24
$33.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.89%
2.1%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2047
$2844
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$126
$1962
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.25
$1.7
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$22.4
$36.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.34
$9.61
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.96
$2.05
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.91
$0.67
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.71
$1.07
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.71
$0.98
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.77
$1.83
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.57
$7.52
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.9
$5.19
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.77
$9.38
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.76
$1.55
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$1.16
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.84
$1.28
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$1.57
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.55
$0.95
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$1.08
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.23
$0.37
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.07
$2.1
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.12
$4.21
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.95
$1.1
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7
$5.16
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.73
$5.22
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.6
$4.4
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.29
$1.6
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.67
$2.31
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$50.2
$33.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.43
$7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$38
$54
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.53
$9.99
👖 Brand Jeans
$29.3
$70.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$51.8
$69
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$45
$326
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$812
$6724

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In Bhutan

City Cost of living Population
Thimphu
$499
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$492
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In Portugal

City Cost of living Population
Lisbon
$1263
546K
Sintra
$990
378K
Vila Nova de Gaia
$1007
302K
Matosinhos
$966
175K
Porto
$1075
238K
Cascais
$1214
206K
Loures
$960
205K
Oeiras
$1323
172K
Braga
$912
181K
Gondomar
$954
168K
Coimbra
$842
143K
Almada
$1014
174K
Leiria
$1073
127K
Odivelas
$1049
145K
Santa Maria da Feira
$951
139K
Amadora
$1050
175K
Guimaraes
$870
158K
Funchal
$951
112K
Setubal
$1059
124K
Maia
$982
135K
Barcelos
$955
120K
Seixal
$756
158K
Vila Nova de Famalicao
$886
134K
Vila Franca de Xira
$752
137K
Viseu
$794
99.3K
Valongo
$940
93.9K
Evora
$937
56.6K
Paredes
$940
86.9K
Viana do Castelo
$891
88.7K
Agualva-Cacem
$942
81.8K