General information about Colombo
Country Sri Lanka
Region Western 36
Population 648,034
Visitors 1,130,000/Year
Time Zone Asia/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
Total 306 575
Accommodation in Colombo USD/Month
Shared room outside of centre 100
Shared room in city centre 211
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 126
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 231
Coordinates of Colombo
Time Zone Asia/Colombo
GMT +5.5
DST +5.5
Latitude 6.931940000
Longitude 79.847780000
Elevation (STRM3) 9 m.
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Cost of living and prices in Colombo

Restaurants
Meal Inexpensive Restaurant 1 pers. 2 USD
Meal Mid-range Restaurant 2 pers. 14 USD
Meal McMeal at McDonalds 1 pc. 5 USD
Drinks Domestic Beer 0.5 liters 1 USD
Drinks Imported Beer 0.33 liters 3 USD
Drinks Coke/Pepsi 0.33 liters 0 USD
Drinks Water 0.33 liters 0 USD
Drinks Cappuccino Portion 2 USD
Markets
Food Water 1.5 liters 1 USD
Food Loaf Bread 500 g. 0 USD
Food Eggs 12 pc. 1 USD
Food Milk 1 liter 1 USD
Food Onion 1 kg. 1 USD
Food Lettuce 1 head 1 USD
Food Rice white 1 kg. 1 USD
Food Potato 1 kg. 1 USD
Food Potato 1 kg. 1 USD
Food Cheese Local 1 kg. 10 USD
Meat Chicken Breasts 1 kg. 4 USD
Fruits Apples 1 kg. 2 USD
Fruits Banana 1 kg. 1 USD
Fruits Oranges 1 kg. 2 USD
Alcohol Wine, Mid-Range 1 bottle 11 USD
Alcohol Domestic Beer 0.5 liters 2 USD
Alcohol Imported Beer 0.33 liters 2 USD
Cigarettes Marlboro 1 pack 5 USD
Transportation
Public transport| One-way 1 ticket 0 USD
Public transport| Monthly Pass 1 month 7 USD
Taxi Taxi Start Start 0 USD
Taxi Normal Tariff 1 km 0 USD
Taxi Waiting 1 hour 1 USD
Fuel Gasoline 1 liter 1 USD
Automobile Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline 1 pc. 27,153 USD
Entertainment
Sport Fitness Club Fee 1 month 18 USD
Sport Tennis Court Rent 1 hour 7 USD
Rest Cinema, International Release 1 seat 3 USD
Goods
Clothing Jeans, Levis 501 1 Pair 48 USD
Clothing Summer Dress in Zara, H&M 1 pc. 35 USD
Shoes Nike Running Shoes 1 pair 62 USD
Shoes Men Leather Business Shoes 1 pair 34 USD
Accommodation
Rent Apartment Apartment in City Centre 1 bedroom 289 USD
Rent Apartment Apartment Outside of Centre 1 bedroom 157 USD
Rent Apartment Apartment in City Centre 3 bedrooms 790 USD
Rent Apartment Apartment Outside of Centre 3 bedrooms 373 USD
Utilities Electricity, Heating... for 85m2 1 month 75 USD
Communication Mobile Calls 1 min. 0 USD
Communication Unlimited Internet 1 month 25 USD
Buy Apartment Apartment in City Centre 1 sq. meter 1,371 USD
Buy Apartment Apartment Outside of Centre 1 sq. meter 828 USD
Salary Disposable Salary 1 month 251 USD
Mortgage Interest Rate 1 year 12.24%
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Weather, climate, temperature by months in Colombo

Season Autumn Winter Spring Summer
Month Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Year
Record high °C 38 38 38 38 37 40 33 40 36 40 38 39 40
Average high °C 29 29 29 30 30 30 31 31 30 30 29 29 30
Average temperature °C 27 26 26 26 26 26 27 28 28 27 27 27 27
Average low °C 26 25 25 24 23 24 25 26 26 26 26 26 25
Record low °C 20 17 18 17 17 18 20 21 21 15 20 17 15
Rain Days 7 12 10 9 6 5 6 7 13 11 8 6 100
Fog Days 0 3 4 4 4 5 4 1 1 0 1 0 27
Thunderstorms Days 2 4 7 6 2 3 7 12 9 2 1 1 56
Average precipitation Mm. 165 358 309 153 85 63 112 252 335 195 130 95 2252
Relative humidity % 76 77 76 72 70 69 69 72 77 79 78 77 74
Relative humidity morning % 87 91 93 91 87 90 91 91 87 86 85 85 89
Relative humidity evening % 72 72 70 64 59 60 62 67 72 73 72 72 68
Wind speed Km/h 9 8 8 8 8 9 9 8 8 9 9 9 9
Day Length Hours 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 12
Dew point °C 23 23 22 22 21 21 22 23 24 23 23 23 270
Growing degree-day °C 500 482 467 482 482 439 517 533 551 500 517 517 5987
Solar radiation, global Mj/m2 18 17 16 15 17 20 22 20 18 17 17 18 18
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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
72 km Sri LankaUvaBadulla47,587
111 km Sri LankaEastern ProvinceAmpara18,348
5 km Sri LankaWesternKelaniya28,846
119 km Sri LankaEastern ProvinceBatticaloa86,742
58 km Sri LankaSouthernGalle93,118
36 km Sri LankaSabaragamuwaRatnapura47,832
52 km Sri LankaCentralKandy111,701
34 km Sri LankaNorth WesternKuliyapitiya6,877