Cost of living in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Change the currency:
Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 117 Birr
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 120 Birr
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 136 Birr
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 24 Birr
12 eggs, large 52 Birr
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 23 Birr
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 104 Birr
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 93 Birr
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 12 Birr
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 19 Birr
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 163 Birr
2 liters of Coca-Cola 34 Birr
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 12 Birr
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 38,542 Birr
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 19,966 Birr
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 5,974 Birr
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 13,969 Birr
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 9,428 Birr
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 3,024 Birr
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 2,888 Birr
40” flat screen TV 17,819 Birr
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 4,020 Birr
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 122 Birr
Hourly rate for cleaning help 133 Birr
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 816 Birr
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 1,103 Birr
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 2,346 Birr
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 1,891 Birr
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 909,578 Birr
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 19 Birr
Monthly ticket public transport 580 Birr
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 204 Birr
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 109 Birr
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 794 Birr
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 547 Birr
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 82 Birr
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 112 Birr
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 112 Birr
4 rolls of toilet paper 45 Birr
Tube of toothpaste 53 Birr
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 118 Birr
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 400 Birr
2 tickets to the movies 177 Birr
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 1,291 Birr
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 963 Birr
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 117 Birr
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 33 Birr
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 27 Birr
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 13,431 Birr
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 10 Birr
1 month of gym membership in business district 1,457 Birr
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 106 Birr
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 653 prices entered by 84 different people.
Latest price update: October 21, 2018.

Moving to Addis Ababa with your children?

International Schools in Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa position in our World Ranking

the world
232nd
out of 341
africa
4th
out of 14

Cheapest and most expensive products in Addis Ababa compared to other cities:

the world
1st
the world
2nd
the world
2nd
the world
5th
africa
1st
africa
1st

Do you live in Addis Ababa? We need your help!

What is the price of

Furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area

in Addis Ababa?

Birr

International Cost of Living Index

loading...

Recent Prices Added

  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in New York City costs $16 (7 minutes ago)
  • Jeans (levis 501 or similar) in Nottingham costs £80 (17 minutes ago)
  • Monthly rent - 900 sqft furnished accommodation in expensive area in Miami, Florida costs $1,931 (20 minutes ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in São Paulo costs R$ 25 (about 1 hour ago)
  • Public transport in Orël costs руб 1,000 (about 1 hour ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Ananindeua costs R$ 20 (about 1 hour ago)