Sri Lanka - General information
Region region
Capital Colombo
Language Sinhala, Tamil
Currency Sri Lanka Rupee
Population 20,277,597
Phone code +94
Cost of living in Sri Lanka
Expenses - USD/Month Min. Med.
Accommodation 78 153
Food 120 177
Transportation 5 21
Communications and utilities 34 37
Clothing 11 43
Sports and leisure 7 31
Total 256 462
Accommodation in Sri Lanka USD/Month
Shared room outside of centre 79
Shared room in city centre 154
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 98
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 165
Coordinates of Sri Lanka
Time Zone Asia/Colombo
GMT +5.5
DST +5.5
Latitude 7.750000000
Longitude 80.750000000
Elevation (STRM3) 394 m.

List of largest cities in Sri Lanka

 
Colombo Colombo
Colombo Western
648,034
Galkissa Galkissa
Galkissa Western
215,941
Moratuwa Moratuwa
Moratuwa Western
185,031
Jaffna Jaffna
Jaffna Northern Province
169,102
Negombo Negombo
Negombo Western
137,223
Pita Kotte Pita Kotte
Pita Kotte Western
118,179

Cost of living and prices in Sri Lanka

Restaurants
Meal Inexpensive Restaurant 1 pers. 2 USD
Meal Mid-range Restaurant 2 pers. 10 USD
Meal McMeal at McDonalds 1 pc. 5 USD
Drinks Domestic Beer 0.5 liters 2 USD
Drinks Imported Beer 0.33 liters 3 USD
Drinks Coke/Pepsi 0.33 liters 1 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. 9 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 10 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. 27,025 USD
Entertainment
Sport Fitness Club Fee 1 month 11 USD
Sport Tennis Court Rent 1 hour 7 USD
Rest Cinema, International Release 1 seat 3 USD
Goods
Clothing Jeans, Levis 501 1 Pair 31 USD
Clothing Summer Dress in Zara, H&M 1 pc. 29 USD
Shoes Nike Running Shoes 1 pair 52 USD
Shoes Men Leather Business Shoes 1 pair 29 USD
Accommodation
Rent Apartment Apartment in City Centre 1 bedroom 207 USD
Rent Apartment Apartment Outside of Centre 1 bedroom 123 USD
Rent Apartment Apartment in City Centre 3 bedrooms 579 USD
Rent Apartment Apartment Outside of Centre 3 bedrooms 295 USD
Utilities Electricity, Heating... for 85m2 1 month 44 USD
Communication Mobile Calls 1 min. 0 USD
Communication Unlimited Internet 1 month 19 USD
Buy Apartment Apartment in City Centre 1 sq. meter 1,261 USD
Buy Apartment Apartment Outside of Centre 1 sq. meter 776 USD
Salary Disposable Salary 1 month 248 USD
Mortgage Interest Rate 1 year 12.24%
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Weather, climate, temperature by months in Sri Lanka

Season Autumn Winter Spring Summer
Month Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Year
Record high °C 37 36 36 35 35 37 35 39 36 38 36 37 39
Average high °C 29 28 28 28 28 29 30 30 30 29 29 29 29
Average temperature °C 27 26 26 26 26 26 27 28 28 28 28 28 27
Average low °C 24 24 23 23 22 22 23 24 25 25 25 25 24
Record low °C 21 19 18 18 16 18 19 21 21 18 20 19 16
Rain Days 7 12 9 8 6 5 6 8 11 9 7 6 93
Fog Days 1 3 4 4 3 5 5 2 1 0 1 0 27
Thunderstorms Days 3 4 6 4 2 2 6 10 8 2 2 2 49
Average precipitation Mm. 132 303 316 213 111 65 94 182 234 144 103 89 1988
Relative humidity % 61 62 62 58 57 56 56 58 62 63 63 62 60
Relative humidity morning % 78 81 83 81 77 80 81 81 78 76 76 75 79
Relative humidity evening % 65 66 65 61 57 57 58 62 65 64 64 64 62
Wind speed Km/h 9 8 8 9 9 9 9 8 9 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 23 268
Growing degree-day °C 518 512 481 487 483 454 530 544 565 527 541 539 6182
Solar radiation, global Mj/m2 19 18 16 15 17 21 23 21 20 19 19 19 19
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