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Lifestyle

Lifestyle

While western expats may find some things difficult in Sri Lanka (language barriers, a significant police presence and lots of bureaucratic red tape), they will find the people themselves warm and welcoming. This beautiful Island includes more than just sunny sunbathing beaches, it’s tropical jungles also host many natural wonders from Asian elephants to leopards to spotted dear. The port city of Colombo, the likely expat destination is a potpourri of cultures, races and religions. Boring it is not. On the one hand, it is full of trendy restaurants with marvelous cuisines, lush parks, museums, temples and high end malls with a seemingly endless supply of western goods. On the other hand, Colombo is equally full of urban slums and horrible congestion on the roads. The expat must be able to cope in an environment of socio-economic extremes. Read more… 

Satisfying sites on lifestyle in Sri Lanka

numbeo-sri+lanka     numbeo-colombo     kwintessential-sri-lanka     everyculture-sri-lanka 

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Cost of Living

Cost of living

It may come as no surprise to learn that Sri Lanka is not an expensive destination for the western expat. In fact, according to Xpatulator’s July 2016 report, the cost of living in Sri Lanka is well below the international average. This is evident with a host of goods and services including clothing, groceries, restaurants, furniture and appliances, Internet and transport. Housing accommodation is quite reasonable as well. The only items that appear to be more pricey than elsewhere are alcohol and tobacco. Assuming a teacher expat receives a fair compensation package, he or she should be able to enjoy a very comfortable lifestyle in Sri Lanka as well as save a fair amount of money for the future.

Satisfying sites on lifestyle in Sri Lanka

xpatulator-sri-lanka    numbeo-sri-lanka     xpatulator-colombo     expatistan-colombo

Climate

Climate

Sri Lanka has typically tropical climate and there are no real marked seasons. The weather in plains and the coastal areas is very hot and often humid with an average monthly temperature of 27 degrees Celsius (81° Fahrenheit). Relative Humidity varies from approximately 70% during the day to 90% at night. The hills are much cooler with an average temperature of around 20 degrees Celsius (68° Fahrenheit).

Sri Lanka sees a lot of rainfall. The monsoon brings rain from May to July to the western, southern and central regions of the island. The north-east monsoon causes rains in the northern and eastern regions in December and January.

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Visa Restrictions

Visa Restrictions

Safety and Security

Safety and Security

The political and security status of countries around the world are constantly changing, to keep up with the current situation in any country please monitor the relevant Government websites and international news. The links below also provide useful indicators for prospective travelers:

The UK Foreign Office      US State Department        BBC World News         Al Jazeera   


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