Kandy travel budget

Kandy: calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to Kandy

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Kandy for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 19 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 3.4 per person
  • $ 1 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 381* (117194 LKR)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 39 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 9.4 per person
  • $ 2.7 per person
  • $ 3.9 per person

Total budget:

$ 986* (303688 LKR)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 101 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 9.3 per person
  • $ 6.1 per person
  • $ 7.9 per person

Total budget:

$ 2066* (636748 LKR)

* estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks (excluding plane tickets).



Cost of living in Kandy compared to United States in 2022

Compare with the average cost of living in:

On average, the cost of living in Kandy in 2022 is 68% less than the average cost of living in the United States (USA).

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in Kandy in 2022 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):




Local prices in Kandy by expense type

Restaurant budget in Kandy

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Kandy is 71% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 1.3/person
($ 1.2 to $ 1.3)

92% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 4.4/person
($ 4.1 to $ 4.9)

88% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5.3/person
($ 4.5 to $ 5.9)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.3
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.3 for 500ml
($ 1.3 to $ 1.3)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.8
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.9 for 330ml
($ 1 to $ 4.9)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 1.2/cup
($ 0.8 to $ 1.7)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.4/can
($ 0.2 to $ 0.4)

86% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.2/bottle
($ 0.1 to $ 0.2)

89% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9

Hotel and accommodation budget in Kandy

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Kandy is 64% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 27/night
($ 14 to $ 41)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 119
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 30/night
($ 18 to $ 67)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 133
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 47/night
($ 27 to $ 91)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 189
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 156/night
($ 78 to $ 346)

44% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 280
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 137/night
($ 97 to $ 186)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 562
Hostel/Youth Hostel
Hostel/Youth Hostel
$ 26/month
($ 12 to $ 48)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 49/month
($ 24 to $ 98)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 186
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 127/month
($ 49 to $ 294)

25% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 171
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 32/month
($ 21 to $ 51)

86% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 237
Family room
Family room
$ 130/month
($ 55 to $ 248)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 177

Supermarket food budget in Kandy

On average, the price of supermarket food in Kandy is 61% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.2/litre
($ 0.8 to $ 1.4)

7% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.1
Bread
Bread
$ 0.5/500g
($ 0.2 to $ 0.7)

86% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.4
Rice
Rice
$ 0.6/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 0.8)

86% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.3/12 eggs
($ 0.8 to $ 1.6)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.6
Chicken
Chicken
$ 3.3/kg
($ 2.6 to $ 5.9)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Apples
Apples
$ 3/kg
($ 2.2 to $ 4.2)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.5
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 2.6/kg
($ 1.3 to $ 3.2)

49% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.6)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.1
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5
($ 0.4 to $ 0.6)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2

Public and private transport budget in Kandy

On average, the price of transport in Kandy is 73% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.2/ticket
($ 0.1 to $ 0.4)

91% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.4/km
($ 0.4 to $ 0.5)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1/litre
($ 0.7 to $ 1.1)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.5
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 0.5
($ 0.5 to $ 0.5)

87% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8

Leisure activity budget in Kandy

On average, budget for leisure activities in Kandy is 76% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 3.9/ticket
($ 1.7 to $ 4.9)

72% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 15
Tennis
Tennis
$ 4.1/hr
($ 1.6 to $ 6.9)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 20

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Kandy

On average, shopping budget in Kandy is 66% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 5.3/pack
($ 3.6 to $ 6.5)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 10
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 14
($ 6.5 to $ 17)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 53
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 10.3
($ 4.9 to $ 17)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 42

Plane ticket budget

London → Colombo
London → Colombo
London → Colombo
$ 929
(fair price: $ 809)
Manchester → Colombo
Manchester → Colombo
Manchester → Colombo
$ 956
(fair price: $ 842)
Melbourne → Colombo
Melbourne → Colombo
Melbourne → Colombo
$ 980
(fair price: $ 806)
Sydney → Colombo
Sydney → Colombo
Sydney → Colombo
$ 985
(fair price: $ 813)
Dublin → Colombo
Dublin → Colombo
Dublin → Colombo
$ 912
(fair price: $ 829)
New York City → Colombo
New York City → Colombo
New York City → Colombo
$ 1238
(fair price: $ 1072)


About this information on the cost of living in Kandy

The information about the cost of living in Kandy shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including: Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

The information about the cost of living in Kandy was updated on 06-08-2022.

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