Cost of living in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 164 Birr
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 121 Birr
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 152 Birr
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 23 Birr
12 eggs, large 47 Birr
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 24 Birr
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 119 Birr
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 78 Birr
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 15 Birr
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 18 Birr
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 165 Birr
2 liters of Coca-Cola 43 Birr
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 14 Birr
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 26,904 Birr
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 17,127 Birr
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,126 Birr
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 14,397 Birr
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 8,511 Birr
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 1,594 Birr
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 2,233 Birr
40” flat screen TV 14,179 Birr
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 5,832 Birr
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 89 Birr
Hourly rate for cleaning help 80 Birr
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 765 Birr
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 1,156 Birr
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 2,139 Birr
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 2,139 Birr
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 745,055 Birr
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 19 Birr
Monthly ticket public transport 645 Birr
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 219 Birr
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 95 Birr
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 55 Birr
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 382 Birr
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 85 Birr
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 87 Birr
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 87 Birr
4 rolls of toilet paper 36 Birr
Tube of toothpaste 44 Birr
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 75 Birr
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 274 Birr
2 tickets to the movies 132 Birr
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 220 Birr
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 721 Birr
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 129 Birr
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 28 Birr
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 21 Birr
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 9,181 Birr
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.86 Birr
1 month of gym membership in business district 1,321 Birr
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 83 Birr
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 498 prices entered by 72 different people.
Latest price update: February 25, 2018.

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