Negombo travel budget

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Sample budgets for a trip to Negombo

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 25 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 3.3 per person
  • $ 1 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 463* (78414 LKR)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 36 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 9.5 per person
  • $ 2.1 per person
  • $ 3.2 per person

Total budget:

$ 908* (153748 LKR)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 76 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 4.2 per person
  • $ 6.5 per person

Total budget:

$ 1700* (287924 LKR)

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


Cost of living in Negombo compared to Sri Lanka in 2020

On average, the cost of living in Negombo in 2020 is 63% 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 Negombo in 2020 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):


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Local prices in Negombo by expense type

Restaurant budget in Negombo

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Negombo is 64% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 1.4/person
($ 0.8 to $ 1.8)

91% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 5.9/person
($ 2.3 to $ 14)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 32
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 4.3/person
($ 2.3 to $ 6.9)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.8
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.9 for 500ml
($ 0.8 to $ 2.6)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.5
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.6 for 330ml
($ 1.4 to $ 2.6)

20% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.4/cup
($ 0.8 to $ 2.9)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.5/can
($ 0.2 to $ 0.8)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.2/bottle
($ 0.2 to $ 0.5)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7

Hotel and accommodation budget in Negombo

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Negombo is 68% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 46/night
($ 27 to $ 66)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 33/night
($ 21 to $ 51)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 39/night
($ 23 to $ 66)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 114/night
($ 52 to $ 187)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 174/night
($ 114 to $ 232)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 30/month
($ 20 to $ 44)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 136
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 42/month
($ 26 to $ 70)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 63/month
($ 32 to $ 109)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 30/month
($ 20 to $ 48)

86% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 88/month
($ 47 to $ 161)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Negombo

On average, the price of supermarket food in Negombo is 58% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.3/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 1.3)

38% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.4/500g
($ 0.2 to $ 0.5)

86% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Rice
Rice
$ 0.6/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 0.7)

86% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.3/12 eggs
($ 0.8 to $ 1.6)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.6
Cheese
Cheese
$ 9.3/kg
($ 3.5 to $ 12)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 3.6/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 4.8)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 1.8/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 2.9)

65% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.8/kg
($ 1.8 to $ 1.9)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 1)

81% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.2)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Salad
Salad
$ 0.5/salad
($ 0.2 to $ 0.5)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5
($ 0.5 to $ 0.6)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.1
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 5.9/kg
($ 4.1 to $ 5.9)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14

Public and private transport budget in Negombo

On average, the price of transport in Negombo is 72% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.2/ticket
( $ 0.2)

93% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 3.5/month
( $ 3.5)

95% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 84
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.2/km
($ 0.1 to $ 0.4)

84% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.8/litre
($ 0.5 to $ 1)

2% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 0.4
($ 0.2 to $ 0.5)

90% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.5

Budget for living and housing in Negombo

On average, the cost of housing in Negombo is 86% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 30/month
($ 12 to $ 42)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 177
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0/min.

91% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 18/month
($ 5.9 to $ 30)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 73
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 113/month
($ 59 to $ 175)

92% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1504
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 102/month
($ 71 to $ 146)

91% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1203
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 378/month
($ 262 to $ 581)

84% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2437
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 205/month
($ 146 to $ 291)

89% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1911
Gym
Gym
$ 17/month
($ 12 to $ 24)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 42
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 39/month
($ 5.9 to $ 59)

96% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1048
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 1100/yr
($ 581 to $ 2904)

94% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18340

Leisure activity budget in Negombo

On average, budget for leisure activities in Negombo is 41% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 3.2/ticket
($ 1.4 to $ 5.9)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 17/hr
($ 15 to $ 18)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 18

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Negombo

On average, shopping budget in Negombo is 50% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 7.3/pack
($ 5.9 to $ 8.7)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.8
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 22
($ 10.5 to $ 51)

58% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 51
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 20
($ 8.7 to $ 24)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
Trainers
Trainers
$ 45
($ 24 to $ 71)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 84
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 26
($ 8.7 to $ 30)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 108

Plane ticket budget

London → Colombo
London → Colombo
London → Colombo
$ 892
(fair price: $ 733)
Manchester → Colombo
Manchester → Colombo
Manchester → Colombo
$ 844
(fair price: $ 766)
New York City → Colombo
New York City → Colombo
New York City → Colombo
$ 1193
(fair price: $ 1077)
Los Angeles → Colombo
Los Angeles  → Colombo
Los Angeles  → Colombo
$ 1134
(fair price: $ 1028)
Dublin → Colombo
Dublin → Colombo
Dublin → Colombo
$ 872
(fair price: $ 805)
Perth → Colombo
Perth → Colombo
Perth → Colombo
$ 716
(fair price: $ 634)
Edinburgh → Colombo
Edinburgh → Colombo
Edinburgh → Colombo
$ 855
(fair price: $ 780)
Auckland → Colombo
Auckland → Colombo
Auckland → Colombo
$ 1025
(fair price: $ 919)
Toronto (Ontario) → Colombo
Toronto (Ontario) → Colombo
Toronto (Ontario) → Colombo
$ 1457
(fair price: $ 1229)
Sydney → Colombo
Sydney → Colombo
Sydney → Colombo
$ 839
(fair price: $ 716)
Melbourne → Colombo
Melbourne → Colombo
Melbourne → Colombo
$ 826
(fair price: $ 713)
Montreal → Colombo
Montreal → Colombo
Montreal → Colombo
$ 1537
(fair price: $ 1298)

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About this information on the cost of living in Negombo

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

The information about the cost of living in Negombo was updated on 17-05-2020.

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