Cost of living in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 177 Birr
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 137 Birr
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 144 Birr
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 26 Birr
12 eggs, large 45 Birr
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 27 Birr
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 112 Birr
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 104 Birr
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 14 Birr
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 18 Birr
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 246 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 30,332 Birr
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 19,965 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 17,054 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) 1,935 Birr
40” flat screen TV 17,726 Birr
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 5,603 Birr
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 81 Birr
Hourly rate for cleaning help 84 Birr
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 775 Birr
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 1,352 Birr
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 2,203 Birr
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 2,004 Birr
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 914,614 Birr
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 19 Birr
Monthly ticket public transport 718 Birr
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 120 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, ...) 93 Birr
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 77 Birr
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 110 Birr
4 rolls of toilet paper 36 Birr
Tube of toothpaste 43 Birr
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 70 Birr
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 294 Birr
2 tickets to the movies 134 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 907 Birr
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 99 Birr
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 24 Birr
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 22 Birr
iPad Air 2, 64GB 11,489 Birr
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.86 Birr
1 month of gym membership in business district 1,258 Birr
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 69 Birr
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 397 prices entered by 73 different people.
Latest price update: October 17, 2017.

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