Cost of living in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 157 Birr
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 128 Birr
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 142 Birr
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 25 Birr
12 eggs, large 50 Birr
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 24 Birr
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 111 Birr
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 91 Birr
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 12 Birr
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 18 Birr
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 179 Birr
2 liters of Coca-Cola 39 Birr
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 13 Birr
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 38,512 Birr
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 21,540 Birr
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 5,565 Birr
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 16,436 Birr
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 9,458 Birr
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 2,818 Birr
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 3,005 Birr
40” flat screen TV 18,797 Birr
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 4,310 Birr
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 105 Birr
Hourly rate for cleaning help 133 Birr
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 725 Birr
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 1,172 Birr
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 2,287 Birr
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 1,977 Birr
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 913,122 Birr
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 19 Birr
Monthly ticket public transport 622 Birr
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 247 Birr
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 91 Birr
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 55 Birr
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 549 Birr
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 89 Birr
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 115 Birr
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 104 Birr
4 rolls of toilet paper 46 Birr
Tube of toothpaste 49 Birr
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 118 Birr
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 370 Birr
2 tickets to the movies 166 Birr
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 1,289 Birr
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 905 Birr
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 136 Birr
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 35 Birr
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 29 Birr
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 12,045 Birr
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.06 Birr
1 month of gym membership in business district 1,376 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 662 prices entered by 81 different people.
Latest price update: August 20, 2018.

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