Nuwara Eliya travel budget

Nuwara Eliya: calculate your travel budget

Sample budgets for a trip to Nuwara Eliya

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 26 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 3.4 per person
  • $ 0.5 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 459* (92582 LKR)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 84 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 9 per person
  • $ 1.7 per person
  • $ 3.2 per person

Total budget:

$ 1561* (314888 LKR)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 140 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 4 per person
  • $ 6.5 per person

Total budget:

$ 2572* (518728 LKR)

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


Cost of living in Nuwara Eliya compared to Sri Lanka in 2021

On average, the cost of living in Nuwara Eliya in 2021 is 52% 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 Nuwara Eliya in 2021 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):




Local prices in Nuwara Eliya by expense type

Restaurant budget in Nuwara Eliya

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Nuwara Eliya is 61% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 1.4/person
($ 0.8 to $ 1.7)

90% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 5.7/person
($ 2.3 to $ 15)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 30
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 4.1/person
($ 2.3 to $ 4.9)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 7.8
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.7 for 500ml
($ 0.8 to $ 2.3)

64% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 2.6 for 330ml
($ 1.4 to $ 2.6)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 2.4/cup
($ 0.8 to $ 2.9)

42% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.2
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.4/can
($ 0.2 to $ 0.6)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.2/bottle
($ 0.1 to $ 0.5)

82% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Nuwara Eliya

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Nuwara Eliya is 37% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 34/night
($ 26 to $ 41)

69% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 55/night
($ 22 to $ 126)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 113/night
($ 47 to $ 210)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 168/night
($ 95 to $ 247)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 302/night
($ 212 to $ 394)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 33/month
($ 18 to $ 45)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 116/month
($ 42 to $ 235)

31% 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
$ 218/month
($ 120 to $ 329)

32% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 64/month
($ 23 to $ 127)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 199/month
($ 90 to $ 333)

14% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Nuwara Eliya

On average, the price of supermarket food in Nuwara Eliya is 56% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.2/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 1.3)

38% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Bread
Bread
$ 0.4/500g
($ 0.2 to $ 0.5)

84% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 0.7/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 0.8)

82% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.9
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.3/12 eggs
($ 0.8 to $ 1.7)

41% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.3
Chicken
Chicken
$ 3.9/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 5.4)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 1.7/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 2.9)

61% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.2 to $ 1)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.2
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.4)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.5
($ 0.4 to $ 0.7)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8

Public and private transport budget in Nuwara Eliya

On average, the price of transport in Nuwara Eliya is 61% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.1/ticket
( $ 0.1)

92% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.2
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.2/km
($ 0.1 to $ 0.4)

82% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6
Petrol
Petrol
$ 0.8/litre
($ 0.5 to $ 0.8)

20% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.7
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 0.4
($ 0.2 to $ 0.5)

89% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.2

Leisure activity budget in Nuwara Eliya

On average, budget for leisure activities in Nuwara Eliya is 73% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 3.2/ticket
($ 1.4 to $ 5.7)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Nuwara Eliya

On average, shopping budget in Nuwara Eliya is 26% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 7.2/pack
($ 5.7 to $ 8.6)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 7.8
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 30
($ 10.4 to $ 59)

30% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 44
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 23
($ 8.6 to $ 24)

39% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 36

Plane ticket budget

London → Colombo
London → Colombo
London → Colombo
$ 990
(fair price: $ 790)
Manchester → Colombo
Manchester → Colombo
Manchester → Colombo
$ 886
(fair price: $ 783)
New York City → Colombo
New York City → Colombo
New York City → Colombo
$ 1225
(fair price: $ 1072)
Dublin → Colombo
Dublin → Colombo
Dublin → Colombo
$ 891
(fair price: $ 812)
Los Angeles → Colombo
Los Angeles  → Colombo
Los Angeles  → Colombo
$ 1181
(fair price: $ 1026)
Edinburgh → Colombo
Edinburgh → Colombo
Edinburgh → Colombo
$ 884
(fair price: $ 789)


About this information on the cost of living in Nuwara Eliya

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

The information about the cost of living in Nuwara Eliya was updated on 01-06-2021.

Change currency