Cost of living in Palo Alto, California (United States) is 143% more expensive than in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 883 prices entered by 103 different people.
For example, you would need at least 282,386 Birr ($10,196) in Palo Alto, California to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with 116,000 Birr in Addis Ababa.