Cost of living in Antananarivo, Madagascar

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 21,568 Ariary
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 11,412 Ariary
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 5,835 Ariary
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 4,392 Ariary
12 eggs, large 5,907 Ariary
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2,093 Ariary
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 12,492 Ariary
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3,349 Ariary
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1,401 Ariary
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 2,227 Ariary
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 22,941 Ariary
2 liters of Coca-Cola 2,963 Ariary
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1,663 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 1,409,650 Ariary
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 133,457 Ariary
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 1,231,250 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 91,896 Ariary
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 160,709 Ariary
40” flat screen TV 1,333,160 Ariary
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 331,426 Ariary
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 13,986 Ariary
Hourly rate for cleaning help 85,445 Ariary
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 123,420 Ariary
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 115,285 Ariary
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 165,124 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 3,492 Ariary
Monthly ticket public transport 32,613 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) 7,400 Ariary
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 18,000 Ariary
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 8,333 Ariary
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 11,412 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 36,575 Ariary
2 tickets to the movies 21,523 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 82,029 Ariary
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 6,814 Ariary
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 4,502 Ariary
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 4,340 Ariary
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 2,000,000 Ariary
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 556 Ariary
1 month of gym membership in business district 165,848 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 163 prices entered by 10 different people.
Latest price update: September 24, 2018.

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