Cost of living in Antananarivo, Madagascar

Summary of cost of living in Antananarivo

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 7,031,249 Ariary
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 3,209,880 Ariary
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.
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List of prices in Antananarivo, Madagascar. Current as of Apr 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 21,726 Ariary
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 12,472 Ariary
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 5,905 Ariary
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 4,352 Ariary
12 eggs, large 5,825 Ariary
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2,185 Ariary
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 12,492 Ariary
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 2,922 Ariary
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1,442 Ariary
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 2,415 Ariary
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 23,160 Ariary
2 liters of coca-cola 3,333 Ariary
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1,569 Ariary
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 2,434,280 Ariary
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 1,480,350 Ariary
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 139,202 Ariary
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 1,352,140 Ariary
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 778,192 Ariary
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 105,114 Ariary
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 160,653 Ariary
40” flat screen tv 1,366,880 Ariary
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 331,426 Ariary
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 12,915 Ariary
Hourly rate for cleaning help 93,961 Ariary
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 139,627 Ariary
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 112,697 Ariary
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 176,967 Ariary
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 206,151 Ariary
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 36,764,300 Ariary
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 3,496 Ariary
Monthly ticket public transport 32,698 Ariary
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 43,468 Ariary
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 7,400 Ariary
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 18,000 Ariary
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 9,513 Ariary
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 11,963 Ariary
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 11,152 Ariary
4 rolls of toilet paper 2,323 Ariary
Tube of toothpaste 3,717 Ariary
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 12,188 Ariary
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 34,526 Ariary
2 tickets to the movies 22,511 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 72,611 Ariary
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 6,814 Ariary
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 4,383 Ariary
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 4,317 Ariary
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 3,564,140 Ariary
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 510 Ariary
1 month of gym membership in business district 181,328 Ariary
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 5,540 Ariary
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 24 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: April 12, 2021

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