Cost of living in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 144 Birr
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 124 Birr
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 156 Birr
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 25 Birr
12 eggs, large 50 Birr
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 23 Birr
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 110 Birr
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 88 Birr
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 13 Birr
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 19 Birr
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 173 Birr
2 liters of Coca-Cola 38 Birr
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 14 Birr
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 36,498 Birr
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 19,533 Birr
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 4,965 Birr
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 16,056 Birr
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 9,846 Birr
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 2,886 Birr
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 2,575 Birr
40” flat screen TV 18,309 Birr
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 4,301 Birr
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 98 Birr
Hourly rate for cleaning help 133 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) 1,104 Birr
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 2,190 Birr
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 2,080 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 620 Birr
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 279 Birr
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 84 Birr
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 168 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.) 109 Birr
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 96 Birr
4 rolls of toilet paper 43 Birr
Tube of toothpaste 48 Birr
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 117 Birr
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 360 Birr
2 tickets to the movies 174 Birr
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 1,312 Birr
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 897 Birr
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 120 Birr
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 35 Birr
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 29 Birr
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 12,091 Birr
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 5.30 Birr
1 month of gym membership in business district 1,482 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 673 prices entered by 84 different people.
Latest price update: June 18, 2018.

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