Sri Lankan Holiday Cost – When traveling to Sri Lanka you will need to know what will it cost you in advance and plan your holiday based on your budget. This page give you a indication of the Sri Lankan currency, daily cost and currency exchange
Sri Lankan Currency
The rupee is the currency of Sri Lanka, divided into 100 cents. It is issued by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and is generally written “Rs”.
Coins come in denominations of one, two, five and 10 rupees. Notes come in denominations of 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000 and 5000 rupees.
You can change foreign currency into Sri Lankan Rupees at the airport, several banking desks desks are available open 24/7.
In addition you can exchange your currency at any bank in Sri Lanka, or even at your hotel. Also there are authorized “Money Exchanges”in every main city in the country.
All internationally accepted bank debit and credit cards could be used at ATM machines located in all strategic locations throughout the country.
It is advisable to get the slip that shows you have changed money officially, This will help you, if you decide to changing Rupees to back to a foreign currency at the airport , at the time you are leaving Sri Lanka.
|Average cost per couple per day||Rs. 5,000 to 8,000||Rs. 12,000 to 20,000||Rs. 20,000 to 40,000|
|Accommodation (double)||Simple guesthouse: Rs 1500–4000||Double room in a nice place: Rs 4500–12,000||Top-end hotel: Rs 12,000 and up|
|Meals per person||Local rice and curry: Rs 150–400||Meals at hotel/restaurant: Rs 1500–2500||Meals at top-end places: Rs 3000 and up|
|Traveling (per person)||Bus fares: under Rs 300 per day||Hire bikes, ride trains and use a car and driver some days: average per day Rs 2500||Daily use of car and driver: from Rs 5000|
Tipping Service Staff
|Restaurants and Bars||Up to 10% of the bill in cash is directly given to the concerned staff||service charge may be added to the bill , however this is not received by the staff in most cases|
|Drivers||10% of total fee|
|Room cleaners||Rs 100 to 150 per day|
|Bag carriers/porters||Rs 50 per bag|
|Guides||Negotiate and agree on the fee beforehand|
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