Cost of living in Antananarivo, Madagascar

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 22,118 Ariary
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 10,963 Ariary
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 6,170 Ariary
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 4,552 Ariary
12 eggs, large 5,746 Ariary
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2,609 Ariary
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 10,599 Ariary
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3,413 Ariary
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1,634 Ariary
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 2,230 Ariary
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 24,883 Ariary
2 liters of Coca-Cola 3,020 Ariary
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1,856 Ariary
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 2,148,170 Ariary
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,275,870 Ariary
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 140,179 Ariary
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,231,020 Ariary
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 672,642 Ariary
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 105,307 Ariary
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 159,158 Ariary
40” flat screen TV 1,393,300 Ariary
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 287,989 Ariary
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 15,750 Ariary
Hourly rate for cleaning help 84,599 Ariary
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 132,143 Ariary
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 93,309 Ariary
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 168,216 Ariary
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 207,993 Ariary
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 27,909,100 Ariary
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 3,459 Ariary
Monthly ticket public transport 33,143 Ariary
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 44,890 Ariary
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 7,764 Ariary
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 18,000 Ariary
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 8,333 Ariary
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 11,120 Ariary
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 11,348 Ariary
4 rolls of toilet paper 2,711 Ariary
Tube of toothpaste 3,804 Ariary
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 11,480 Ariary
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 40,056 Ariary
2 tickets to the movies 12,667 Ariary
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 78,943 Ariary
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 7,472 Ariary
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 4,598 Ariary
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 4,143 Ariary
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 2,000,000 Ariary
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 594 Ariary
1 month of gym membership in business district 192,458 Ariary
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 7,500 Ariary
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 155 prices entered by 12 different people.
Latest price update: April 25, 2018.

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