Cost of living in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 161 Birr
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 138 Birr
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 170 Birr
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 23 Birr
12 eggs, large 50 Birr
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 26 Birr
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 133 Birr
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 88 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 184 Birr
2 liters of Coca-Cola 41 Birr
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 16 Birr
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 37,409 Birr
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 18,922 Birr
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 5,433 Birr
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 16,258 Birr
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 10,556 Birr
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 2,887 Birr
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 2,586 Birr
40” flat screen TV 16,198 Birr
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 4,197 Birr
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 95 Birr
Hourly rate for cleaning help 179 Birr
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 701 Birr
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 1,170 Birr
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 2,247 Birr
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 2,025 Birr
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 754,439 Birr
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 20 Birr
Monthly ticket public transport 645 Birr
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 287 Birr
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 84 Birr
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 80 Birr
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 522 Birr
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 90 Birr
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 100 Birr
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 94 Birr
4 rolls of toilet paper 42 Birr
Tube of toothpaste 51 Birr
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 110 Birr
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 313 Birr
2 tickets to the movies 169 Birr
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 3,980 Birr
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 978 Birr
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 120 Birr
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 32 Birr
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 30 Birr
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 12,116 Birr
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 36 Birr
1 month of gym membership in business district 1,475 Birr
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 97 Birr
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 560 prices entered by 69 different people.
Latest price update: April 22, 2018.

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