Cost of Living in Bhutan

Summary:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 225.00 Nu. 180.00-250.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,250.00 Nu. 1,000.00-2,385.27
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 250.00 Nu. 250.00-250.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 795.09 Nu.
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 225.00 Nu. 200.00-250.00
Cappuccino (regular) 90.00 Nu. 70.00-100.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 47.50 Nu. 30.00-80.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 16.67 Nu. 15.00-20.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 265.20 Nu. 227.12-302.83
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 65.84 Nu. 45.36-90.72
Rice (white), (1 lb) 27.24 Nu. 22.68-45.36
Eggs (regular) (12) 172.08 Nu. 140.00-264.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 198.59 Nu. 90.72-272.74
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 124.80 Nu. 113.40-136.37
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 167.91 Nu. 136.08-181.83
Apples (1 lb) 127.13 Nu. 68.04-204.12
Banana (1 lb) 55.62 Nu. 45.36-136.08
Oranges (1 lb) 86.22 Nu. 68.04-136.37
Tomato (1 lb) 33.57 Nu. 22.73-36.37
Potato (1 lb) 21.78 Nu. 18.14-22.73
Onion (1 lb) 26.33 Nu. 18.14-45.36
Lettuce (1 head) 37.52 Nu. 25.00-70.15
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 28.02 Nu. 15.00-50.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 275.00 Nu. 250.00-400.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 72.54 Nu. 30.00-85.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 81.25 Nu. 70.00-85.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 750.00 Nu. 500.00-1,000.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 102.50 Nu. 25.00-200.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,251.08 Nu. 1,002.15-1,500.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 70.00 Nu. 50.11-80.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 22.53 Nu. 16.09-40.23
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 408.81 Nu. 250.00-500.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 327.09 Nu. 261.76-367.19
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,250,000.00 Nu. 1,000,000.00-1,500,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,000,000.00 Nu. 1,800,000.00-2,200,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 2,766.67 Nu. 2,000.00-4,300.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 3.17 Nu. 0.45-2.50
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 1,833.33 Nu. 1,500.00-2,500.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 5,836.92 Nu. 1,500.00-10,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,226.42 Nu. 2,000.00-2,452.83
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 300.00 Nu. 250.00-300.65
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,586.92 Nu. 2,000.00-5,010.76
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 65,000.00 Nu. 55,000.00-80,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 3,000.00 Nu. 800.00-5,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,550.00 Nu. 1,000.00-2,100.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 3,875.00 Nu. 2,500.00-5,500.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 4,000.00 Nu. 2,500.00-5,500.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 10,008.07 Nu. 7,000.00-16,352.21
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 8,507.18 Nu. 7,500.00-10,021.53
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 18,763.45 Nu. 15,000.00-25,053.82
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 19,520.09 Nu. 15,000.00-28,060.27
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 15,313.87 Nu. 5,574.14-25,053.61
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 929.02 Nu.
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 36,134.69 Nu.
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 10.57 7.00-12.00

Prices in Bhutan

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Last update: August 2022
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