Burundi vs Sri Lanka - Cost of Living Comparison

Burundi Sri Lanka
🚶 Cost of living one person
$508
$316
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1419
$787
🏠 One person rent
$181
$129
🏘️ Family rent
$512
$271
🍽️ Food expenses
$236
$143
🚐 Transport expenses
$50.2
$15.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$308
$144
💸 GDP per capita
$239
$3681
😃 Human freedom index
5.02
6.58
❤️ Life expectancy
61.9
77.1
👮 Corruption perceptions index
19
37
🌐 English speaking %
2%
62%
🎓 Higher education
24
58
😀 Quality of life
16
49
🏙️ Population
11.5M
21.4M

The average cost of living in Burundi ($508) is 61% more expensive than in Sri Lanka ($316). Burundi ranked 174th vs 196th 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 0.6 months in Burundi compared to 0.5 months in Sri Lanka. Ranked 189th and 96th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Burundi vs Sri Lanka

We calculate prices for Burundi and Sri Lanka as a population-weighted mean of 8 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.

Burundi Sri Lanka
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.87
$1.29
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$14.8
$8.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$2.37
$3.33
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.76
$0.98
 Cappuccino
$2.04
$1.42
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.44
$0.38
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$299
$196
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$84.2
$81.5
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$725
$388
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$385
$202
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$11.6
$14.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$17.7
$21.9
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$41.8
$10.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12.99%
14.02%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$936
$1518
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7131
$920
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.24
$0.14
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$19.4
$4.62
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$8.76
$2.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$0.92
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.02
$0.99
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.67
$0.39
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.03
$0.57
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$1.13
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.71
$6.48
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.24
$3.05
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.7
$4.32
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.25
$2.33
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.68
$0.62
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
$1.85
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.27
$1.05
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.65
$0.82
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.15
$0.7
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.54
$0.23
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.35
$0.74
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$16.4
$6.35
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.97
$0.95
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.27
$4.4
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.43
$1.29
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$12
$1.35
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.75
$0.85
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.24
$0.47
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$20.7
$8.24
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.87
$2.31
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$18.5
$6.77
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.92
$1.48
👖 Brand Jeans
$16.3
$19.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$35
$40.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$51.6
$37
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$922
$607

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Burundi

City Cost of living Population
Bujumbura
$513
659K
Gitega
$473
41.9K
Ngozi
$481
39.9K
Bubanza
$482
20K
Muyinga
$481
9.61K
Makamba
$481
9.4K
Ruyigi
$481
7.14K
Rutana
$482
5.87K

In Sri Lanka

City Cost of living Population
Colombo
$377
753K
Gampaha
$293
191K
Kandy
$295
161K
Beruwala
$268
165K
Negombo
$256
142K
Galle
$237
93.1K
Trincomalee
$266
99.1K
Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
$254
116K
Anuradhapura
$351
63.2K
Matara
$254
68.2K