Cost of living index in Bhutan

Milk (1Liter / 0.26Gallon) 0.81 (USD)
Eggs (30 pack) 3.44 (USD)
White bread (100g loaf) 0.12 (USD)
Rice (1kg / 2.2lbs) 0.57 (USD)
Cheese (1kg / 2.2lbs) 4.34 (USD)
Boneless chicken breast (1kg / 2.2lbs) 3.81 (USD)
Beef steak (1kg / 2.2lbs) 3.82 (USD)
Banana (1kg / 2.2lbs) 1.21 (USD)
Oranges (1kg / 2.2lbs) 1.69 (USD)
Apples (1kg / 2.2lbs) 3.08 (USD)
Onions (1kg / 2.2lbs) 0.58 (USD)
Potato (1kg / 2.2lbs) 0.45 (USD)
Tomato (1kg / 2.2lbs) 1.08 (USD)
Lettuce (1 leaf) 0.41 (USD)
Bottle of Water (1.5L / 50oz) 0.43 (USD)
Bottle of Red Wine 26.27 (USD)
Local beer (33cl / 11oz) 0.74 (USD)
Imported beer (33cl / 11oz) 0.61 (USD)
Pack of cigarettes (20 units) 5.25 (USD)
Fast food meal (MCD Big mac) 3.5 (USD)
Meal in cheap restaurant 3.08 (USD)
Meal in high end restaurant 11.14 (USD)
Bottle of Water (33cl / 11oz) 0.25 (USD)
Cup of coffee 1.47 (USD)
Limonade (Coca cola) 0.54 (USD)
Local beer (33cl / 11oz) 1.78 (USD)
Imported beer (33cl / 11oz) 3.11 (USD)
Sport shoes (Nike / Adidas) 46.4 (USD)
Mens Dress shoes 45.44 (USD)
High quality jeans 35.21 (USD)
womens summer dress 29.16 (USD)
Taxi minimum charge 1.08 (USD)
Taxi fare (1km / 0.6mile) 0.33 (USD)
Taxi 1 hour waiting 4.19 (USD)
Bus or metro ticket (One way) 0.32 (USD)
One month pass 15.89 (USD)
Gas price (1Liter / 0.26Gallon) 0.93 (USD)
Mid range compact car (Honda Civic) 16543.2 (USD)
Mid range family car (Toyota corolla) 21606.9 (USD)
Gym monthly membership cost 59.96 (USD)
1 hour tennis court rental 29.11 (USD)
Cinema ticket price 3.17 (USD)
1 bedroom flat in city center 82.22 (USD)
3 bedrooms flat in city center 193.41 (USD)
1 bedroom flat outside city center 64.8 (USD)
3 bedrooms flat outside city center 150.6 (USD)
Square meter price in city center 630.57 (USD)
Square meter price outside city center 499.26 (USD)
Monthly (Natural Gas, Electricity, Water, AC) for family 42.22 (USD)
50 mbps unlimited internet (ADSL or Fiber optic) 28.93 (USD)
Local calls mobile tariff for 1 mn 0.02 (USD)
Kindergarten or preschool monthly fees 69.26 (USD)
Average primary, secondary and high school yearly fees 1112.39 (USD)
Average monthly net salary 262.26 (USD)
Average yearly interest rates on home loans 8.82 %

Grocery budget for one person per month in Bhutan

On average a signle person can spend arround 70 (USD) a month which is considered quite affordable comparing to other places in the world. This will cover all your supermarket needs such as fruit, vegetables, dairy products and drinking water.
Note that cigarettes, beers and wine are excluded from this expenses report.

Grocery budget for two people per month in Bhutan

117 (USD) will be enough for grocery shopping for a couple or two people splitting supermarket expenses.
this budget is considered quite cheap if we compare it to the average worldwide, this budget will cover their monthly needs on dairy products, fruits and veggies and all other supermarket expenses excluding cigarettes, wine and beer.

Grocery budget for family of 4 per month in Bhutan

Grocery expenses for family of 4 people can be on average 185 (USD) per month in Bhutan, if we compare it to other big cities in the world this amount is considered on the cheap side.
This report is taking in consideration all monthly needs for the family from supermarket including bakery and dairy products.

Average living cost in Bhutan for one person per month

An average single consumer can make it through one month in Bhutan for arround 286 (USD), which is affordable if we compare it to other big cities.
This will cover all you basic needs, supermarket shopping will cost on average 70 (USD) while renting a one bedroom appartement a bit far from city center will cost around 65 (USD), transportation, home utilities and gym membership can cost on average 149 (USD).

Average living cost in Bhutan for a couple per month

Monthly cost of living for a couple in Bhutan can average 477 (USD), which puts it in the cheap side in comparison with the big cities in the world.
Rent will take the big part it can cost arround 97 (USD) for a single bedroom flat close to city center, grocery shopping can cost on average 117 (USD) while home utilities, gym, one month transportation and mobile for two people membership can be arround 226 (USD).

Average living cost in Bhutan for family of 4 per month

For a decent living standard a family of 4 people can make through a month in Bhutan for about 853 (USD), which is considered quite affordable regarding the average worldwide.
Three bedroom appartement not far from city center can cost 211 (USD), if we do the calculation, private school for two childs will average monthly about 133 (USD), while supermarket expenses will cost for the family not less than 185 (USD), home expenses such as wifi, water, electricity and mobile membership will cost about 75 (USD).




Cost of living by city in Bhutan