Cost of living in Asmara, Eritrea

Summary of cost of living in Asmara

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Nakfa62,120
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Nakfa21,750
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Asmara, Eritrea. Current as of Apr 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Nakfa176
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Nakfa122
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Nakfa199
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Nakfa29
12 eggs, large Nakfa80
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Nakfa23
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Nakfa152
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Nakfa143
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Nakfa29
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Nakfa25
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Nakfa447
2 liters of coca-cola Nakfa54
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Nakfa15
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Nakfa12,802
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Nakfa6,233
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Nakfa3,000
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Nakfa5,485
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Nakfa4,711
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Nakfa1,018
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Nakfa1,866
40” flat screen tv Nakfa12,868
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Nakfa5,000
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Nakfa258
Hourly rate for cleaning help Nakfa200
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Nakfa962
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Nakfa732
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Nakfa1,461
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Nakfa1,439
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Nakfa600,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Nakfa32
Monthly ticket public transport Nakfa1,858
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Nakfa184
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Nakfa77
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Nakfa130
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Nakfa300
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Nakfa120
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Nakfa153
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Nakfa231
4 rolls of toilet paper Nakfa52
Tube of toothpaste Nakfa62
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Nakfa137
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Nakfa405
2 tickets to the movies -
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Nakfa550
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Nakfa647
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Nakfa128
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Nakfa22
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Nakfa29
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Nakfa8,750
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Nakfa1.65
1 month of gym membership in business district Nakfa1,354
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Nakfa63
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by 7 different people.
Latest price update: April 12, 2021

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