Cost of living in Palo Alto, California (United States) is 140% 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 831 prices entered by 104 different people.
For example, you would need at least 251,955 Birr ($9,011) in Palo Alto, California to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with 105,000 Birr in Addis Ababa.