Cost of living in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 168 Birr
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 123 Birr
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 144 Birr
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 25 Birr
12 eggs, large 45 Birr
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 27 Birr
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 138 Birr
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 97 Birr
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 16 Birr
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 18 Birr
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 230 Birr
2 liters of Coca-Cola 43 Birr
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 15 Birr
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 28,211 Birr
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 17,402 Birr
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 631 Birr
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 16,713 Birr
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 7,887 Birr
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 1,122 Birr
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 2,140 Birr
40” flat screen TV 14,494 Birr
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 5,603 Birr
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 86 Birr
Hourly rate for cleaning help 80 Birr
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 764 Birr
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 1,235 Birr
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 2,301 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 795,610 Birr
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 18 Birr
Monthly ticket public transport 718 Birr
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 167 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) 385 Birr
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 85 Birr
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 85 Birr
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 90 Birr
4 rolls of toilet paper 38 Birr
Tube of toothpaste 44 Birr
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 76 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 884 Birr
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 117 Birr
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 26 Birr
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 22 Birr
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 10,552 Birr
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.86 Birr
1 month of gym membership in business district 1,279 Birr
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 73 Birr
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 484 prices entered by 78 different people.
Latest price update: December 12, 2017.

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