Cost of Living in Bhutan

Summary:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 250.00 Nu. 95.00-350.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 1,500.00 Nu. 1,000.00-2,459.19
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 250.00 Nu. 250.00-250.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 819.73 Nu.
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 200.00 Nu. 200.00-200.00
Cappuccino (regular) 107.50 Nu. 70.00-150.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 42.00 Nu. 30.00-80.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 13.75 Nu. 10.00-20.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 265.07 Nu. 227.12-283.91
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 46.89 Nu. 27.22-90.72
Rice (white), (1 lb) 27.22 Nu. 22.68-36.33
Eggs (regular) (12) 141.04 Nu. 92.00-264.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 166.47 Nu. 90.72-272.44
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 125.51 Nu. 113.40-136.08
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 161.51 Nu. 136.08-181.63
Apples (1 lb) 124.03 Nu. 68.04-181.63
Banana (1 lb) 52.18 Nu. 45.36-136.08
Oranges (1 lb) 90.73 Nu. 68.04-136.22
Tomato (1 lb) 32.51 Nu. 22.68-36.29
Potato (1 lb) 21.93 Nu. 18.14-22.70
Onion (1 lb) 26.09 Nu. 22.68-31.78
Lettuce (1 head) 37.51 Nu. 25.00-70.07
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 30.01 Nu. 20.02-30.03
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 300.00 Nu. 250.00-400.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 65.85 Nu. 50.00-80.08
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 98.75 Nu. 80.00-200.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 500.00 Nu. 350.00-1,000.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 152.50 Nu. 50.00-300.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 1,250.52 Nu. 1,001.04-1,500.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 80.00 Nu. 50.05-100.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 144.84 Nu. 22.53-402.34
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 451.68 Nu. 250.00-500.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 344.19 Nu. 261.46-405.04
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 5,835.07 Nu. 1,500.00-10,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,355.03 Nu. 2,000.00-2,710.07
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 300.00 Nu. 250.00-300.31
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 15,585.07 Nu. 3,750.00-38,000.00
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) 2,750.00 Nu. 800.00-5,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,366.67 Nu. 1,000.00-2,100.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 3,500.00 Nu. 2,500.00-5,500.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 3,500.00 Nu. 2,500.00-5,500.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 10,503.90 Nu. 8,000.00-18,067.12
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 8,670.13 Nu. 8,000.00-10,010.39
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 18,256.50 Nu. 13,000.00-25,025.98
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 18,176.37 Nu. 11,500.00-28,029.10
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 19,490.20 Nu. 5,574.14-27,870.68
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 13,470.83 Nu. 929.02-26,012.63
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 40,700.00 Nu.
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 10.33 8.50-12.00

Prices in Bhutan

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Last update: February 2023
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