Brunei vs Maldives - Cost of Living Comparison

Brunei Maldives
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1066
$1188
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2392
$2966
🏠 One person rent
$606
$752
🏘️ Family rent
$976
$1753
🍽️ Food expenses
$313
$317
🚐 Transport expenses
$50.6
$43.4
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1839
$761
💸 GDP per capita
$27443
$6924
😃 Human freedom index
6.46
7.1
❤️ Life expectancy
76
79.2
👮 Corruption perceptions index
60
40
🌐 English speaking %
37.8%
70%
🎓 Higher education
54
11
😀 Quality of life
68
55
🏙️ Population
429K
436K

The average cost of living in Brunei ($1066) is 10% less expensive than in Maldives ($1188). Brunei ranked 52nd vs 40th for Maldives in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.7 months in Brunei compared to 0.6 months in Maldives. Ranked 36th and 72nd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Brunei vs Maldives

We calculate prices for Brunei and Maldives as a population-weighted mean of 3 and 2 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.

Brunei Maldives
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.73
$4.65
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$21.1
$22.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.89
$9.63
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.38
$5.18
 Cappuccino
$3.49
$2.32
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.72
$1.4
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$664
$756
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$459
$529
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1080
$1779
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$793
$1462
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$35.6
$92.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$54.9
$142
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$70.6
$85.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.29%
13.64%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1413
$2621
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$892
$1934
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.1
$1.19
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$30.8
$43.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$23.8
$14.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.37
$0.78
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.69
$1.71
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.33
$1.46
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.21
$0.92
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.03
$1.51
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.63
$8.71
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.9
$3.92
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.9
$6.86
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.15
$3.05
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.16
$3.01
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.6
$2.99
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.29
$2.88
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.85
$1.08
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.95
$1.15
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.54
$0.37
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.47
$2
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.1
$9.66
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.3
$6.67
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.25
$6.45
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.9
$4.7
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.6
$3.03
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.82
$1.37
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.03
$1.32
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$46.2
$68.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.41
$7.59
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$31.9
$23.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.97
$3.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$80.9
$37.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$93.1
$64.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$208
$155
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$11287
$2796

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Cities Comparison in Brunei vs Maldives

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Brunei

City Cost of living Population
Bandar Seri Begawan
$1059
50K
Seria
$1095
13.1K
Kuala Belait
$1053
4.26K

In Maldives

City Cost of living Population
Male
$1198
133K
Hulhumale
$1161
50K