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Housing & Living Expenses

Brunei’s currency is not only of high value but expenses tend to be high as well to match, for instance, luxuries such as a pack of cigarettes will see you spending BND 7.70 ($6.00 or £3.70), a litre of beer costs around BND 3.00 ($2.40 or £1.40) and a bottle of mid-range wine will set you back around BND 5.00 ($3.90 or £2.40).

Standard food however is cheaper, with a meal at a restaurant costing about BND 5.00 to 25.00 ($3.90 to $20.00 or £2.40 to £12.00) based on where you go, a litre of water costs around BND 2.70 ($2.10 or £1.30), a litre of milk costs about BND 2.20 ($1.70 or £1.00), 500g of bread costs BND 2.00 ($1.60 or £0.95) and 12 eggs will set you back about BND 2.90 ($2.30 or £1.40).

Finally, rent is around the same as it is in the west, with a 1 bedroom apartment outside of the city centre costs around BND 700 ($550 or £330) and inside the city centre you’ll be looking at BND 1100 ($860 or £520), while a three bedroom apartment will cost you about BND 2250 ($1760 or £1070) in the city centre and BND 970 ($760 or £460) outside.