Cost of living in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

List of prices in Addis Ababa
Current as of Nov 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 225 Birr
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 177 Birr
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 162 Birr
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 31 Birr
12 eggs, large 59 Birr
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 23 Birr
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 130 Birr
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 120 Birr
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 14 Birr
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 21 Birr
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 220 Birr
2 liters of Coca-Cola 37 Birr
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 13 Birr
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Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 28,907 Birr
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 17,228 Birr
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 6,201 Birr
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 13,594 Birr
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 9,506 Birr
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 2,719 Birr
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 4,830 Birr
40” flat screen TV 17,347 Birr
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 4,211 Birr
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 129 Birr
Hourly rate for cleaning help 133 Birr
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 926 Birr
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 1,290 Birr
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 2,307 Birr
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 1,844 Birr
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,047,910 Birr
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 20 Birr
Monthly ticket public transport 498 Birr
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 241 Birr
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 112 Birr
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 182 Birr
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 536 Birr
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 88 Birr
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 132 Birr
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 122 Birr
4 rolls of toilet paper 54 Birr
Tube of toothpaste 51 Birr
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 127 Birr
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 605 Birr
2 tickets to the movies 178 Birr
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 1,458 Birr
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 1,055 Birr
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 140 Birr
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 32 Birr
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 25 Birr
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 11,385 Birr
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.45 Birr
1 month of gym membership in business district 1,289 Birr
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 102 Birr
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 386 prices entered by 48 different people.
Latest price update: November 17, 2019

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