General information about Colombo
CountrySri Lanka
Region Western 36
Population648,034
Visitors1,130,000/Year
Time ZoneAsia/Colombo
Cost of living in Colombo
Expenses - USD/Month.Min.Med.
Accommodation 99 209
Food 130 196
Transportation 5 21
Communications and utilities 48 56
Clothing 14 56
Sports and leisure 10 37
Total306575
Accommodation in Colombo USD/Month.
Shared room outside of centre100
Shared room in city centre211
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre126
1 bedroom apartment in city centre231
Coordinates of Colombo
Time ZoneAsia/Colombo
GMT +5.5
DST +5.5
Latitude6.931940000
Longitude79.847780000
Elevation (STRM3)9 m.
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Cost of living and prices in Colombo

Restaurants
Meal Inexpensive Restaurant 1 pers. 1.7 USD
Meal Mid-range Restaurant 2 pers. 13.6 USD
Meal McMeal at McDonalds 1 pc. 5.1 USD
Drinks Domestic Beer 0.5 liters 1.5 USD
Drinks Imported Beer 0.33 liters 2.9 USD
Drinks Coke/Pepsi 0.33 liters 0.4 USD
Drinks Water 0.33 liters 0.3 USD
Drinks Cappuccino Portion 2.4 USD
Markets
Food Water 1.5 liters 0.5 USD
Food Loaf Bread 500 g. 0.4 USD
Food Eggs 12 pc. 1.4 USD
Food Milk 1 liter 1.3 USD
Food Onion 1 kg. 0.8 USD
Food Lettuce 1 head 1.0 USD
Food Rice white 1 kg. 0.6 USD
Food Potato 1 kg. 0.9 USD
Food Potato 1 kg. 1.2 USD
Food Cheese Local 1 kg. 10.2 USD
Meat Chicken Breasts 1 kg. 4.4 USD
Fruits Apples 1 kg. 2.0 USD
Fruits Banana 1 kg. 0.9 USD
Fruits Oranges 1 kg. 1.8 USD
Alcohol Wine, Mid-Range 1 bottle 11.2 USD
Alcohol Domestic Beer 0.5 liters 1.8 USD
Alcohol Imported Beer 0.33 liters 2.2 USD
Cigarettes Marlboro 1 pack 5.4 USD
Transportation
Public transport| One-way 1 ticket 0.1 USD
Public transport| Monthly Pass 1 month 6.6 USD
Taxi Taxi Start Start 0.3 USD
Taxi Normal Tariff 1 km 0.3 USD
Taxi Waiting 1 hour 0.8 USD
Fuel Gasoline 1 liter 0.8 USD
Automobile Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline 1 pc. 27,153.4 USD
Entertainment
Sport Fitness Club Fee 1 month 17.9 USD
Sport Tennis Court Rent 1 hour 7.4 USD
Rest Cinema, International Release 1 seat 3.4 USD
Goods
Clothing Jeans, Levis 501 1 Pair 47.6 USD
Clothing Summer Dress in Zara, H&M 1 pc. 35.1 USD
Shoes Nike Running Shoes 1 pair 61.9 USD
Shoes Men Leather Business Shoes 1 pair 33.9 USD
Accommodation
Rent Apartment Apartment in City Centre 1 bedroom 288.5 USD
Rent Apartment Apartment Outside of Centre 1 bedroom 157.3 USD
Rent Apartment Apartment in City Centre 3 bedrooms 790.1 USD
Rent Apartment Apartment Outside of Centre 3 bedrooms 373.4 USD
Utilities Electricity, Heating... for 85m2 1 month 75.1 USD
Communication Mobile Calls 1 min. 0.0 USD
Communication Unlimited Internet 1 month 24.8 USD
Buy Apartment Apartment in City Centre 1 sq. meter 1,371.4 USD
Buy Apartment Apartment Outside of Centre 1 sq. meter 828.4 USD
Salary Disposable Salary 1 month 250.7 USD
Mortgage Interest Rate 1 year 12.24%
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Weather, climate, temperature by months in Colombo

SeasonAutumnWinterSpringSummer
MonthSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugYear
Record high°C38383838374033403640383940
Average high°C29292930303031313030292930
Average temperature°C27262626262627282827272727
Average low°C26252524232425262626262625
Record low°C20171817171820212115201715
RainDays7121096567131186100
FogDays03444541101027
ThunderstormsDays247623712921156
Average precipitationMm.1653583091538563112252335195130952252
Relative humidity%76777672706969727779787774
Relative humidity morning%87919391879091918786858589
Relative humidity evening%72727064596062677273727268
Wind speedKm/h9888899889999
Day LengthHours13121212121212131313131312
Dew point°C232322222121222324232323270
Growing degree-day°C5004824674824824395175335515005175175987
Solar radiation, globalMj/m218171615172022201817171818
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Colombo - Closest airports

Total 10 items.
TitleRegionCountrySize
8 kmColombo Ratmalana AirportColomboM
17 kmBandaranaike International Colombo AirportColomboL
72 kmKoggala AirportGalleM
98 kmMattala Rajapaksa International AirportL
103 kmAnuradhapura Air Force BaseAnuradhapuraM
110 kmHingurakgoda Air Force BasePolonnaruwa TownM
125 kmAmpara AirportAmparaM
136 kmBatticaloa AirportBatticaloaM
144 kmChina Bay AirportTrincomaleeM
198 kmKankesanturai AirportJaffnaM

Cities close to Colombo

Showing 1-10 of 60 items.
CountryRegionCityPopulationCostsLive qualityClimateSafety
   Month1-101-101-10
0 km Sri LankaWesternColombo648,034306 USD5.15.88.0
89 km Sri LankaNorth CentralAnuradhapura60,943
52 km Sri LankaCentralKandy111,701
5 km Sri LankaWesternKelaniya28,846
72 km Sri LankaUvaBadulla47,587
58 km Sri LankaSouthernGalle93,118
119 km Sri LankaEastern ProvinceBatticaloa86,742
111 km Sri LankaEastern ProvinceAmpara18,348
34 km Sri LankaNorth WesternKuliyapitiya6,877
36 km Sri LankaSabaragamuwaRatnapura47,832