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Cost of Living in Bhutan

Cost of Living in Bhutan

Cost of Living in Bhutan

Summary:

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs are 1.813.65$ (138,773.99Nu.) without rent.
  • A single person estimated monthly costs are 494.33$ (37,824.45Nu.) without rent.

Restaurants
 

Range

Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 190.00 Nu. 180.00200.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,500.00 Nu. 1,000.002,292.19
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 225.00 Nu. 200.00250.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 764.06 Nu.
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 250.00 Nu.
Cappuccino (regular) 85.00 Nu. 70.00100.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 30.00 Nu. 30.0030.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 15.00 Nu.

Markets
 

Range

Milk (regular), (1 liter) 69.94 Nu. 64.8470.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 63.26 Nu. 49.8889.78
Rice (white), (1kg) 59.93 Nu. 50.0079.80
Eggs (regular) (12) 141.22 Nu. 139.65144.00
Local Cheese (1kg) 449.50 Nu. 350.00598.50
Chicken Fillets (1kg) 283.08 Nu. 249.38300.00
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 382.71 Nu. 300.00400.00
Apples (1kg) 366.33 Nu. 249.38450.00
Banana (1kg) 179.90 Nu. 99.75300.00
Oranges (1kg) 216.25 Nu. 150.00299.25
Tomato (1kg) 76.60 Nu. 49.8880.00
Potato (1kg) 49.92 Nu. 40.0050.00
Onion (1kg) 79.94 Nu. 49.88100.00
Lettuce (1 head) 53.24 Nu. 25.0069.83
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 36.64 Nu. 19.9550.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 250.00 Nu. 250.00250.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 81.60 Nu. 79.8085.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 78.33 Nu. 70.0085.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 1,000.00 Nu.

Transportation
 

Range

One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 25.00 Nu. 25.0050.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,248.75 Nu. 997.501,500.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 70.00 Nu. 49.8880.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 25.00 Nu. 14.0040.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 402.57 Nu. 250.00500.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 80.40 Nu. 57.0086.06
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 1,250,000.00 Nu. 1,000,000.001,500,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 2,000,000.00 Nu. 1,800,000.002,200,000.00

Utilities (Monthly)
 

Range

Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 2,766.67 Nu. 2,000.004,300.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 2.65 Nu. 0.454.99
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 1,500.00 Nu. 1,500.001,500.00

Sports And Leisure
 

Range

Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 5,829.17 Nu. 2,500.0010,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,207.71 Nu. 2,000.002,415.43
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 250.00 Nu. 200.00299.25

Childcare
 

Range

Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 3,493.75 Nu. 2,000.004,987.51
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 76,666.67 Nu. 55,000.0095,000.00

Clothing And Shoes
 

Range

1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 3,000.00 Nu. 1,500.005,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, …) 2,100.00 Nu.
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 4,166.67 Nu. 3,500.005,500.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 4,333.33 Nu. 3,500.005,500.00

Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 12,688.47 Nu. 7,000.0016,102.87
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 8,737.51 Nu. 7,500.009,975.02
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 14,979.18 Nu. 5,000.0024,937.55
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 21,715.03 Nu. 15,500.0027,930.06

Buy Apartment Price
 

Range

Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 268,425.55 Nu.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre ?

Salaries And Financing
 

Range

Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 18,318.35 Nu.
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.70 7.0012.00

Prices in Bhutan

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Last update: April 2022
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