- Cost of Living
- Ethiopia
- Egypt
- Comparison
Cost of living in Ethiopia compared to Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 22% | |||
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Food in Ethiopia is 22% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 147 Birr (E£ 87) | E£ 130 | - 33% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 150 Birr (E£ 89) | E£ 70 | + 27% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 162 Birr (E£ 96) | E£ 39 | + 148% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 28 Birr (E£ 17) | E£ 15 | + 13% | |
12 eggs, large | 55 Birr (E£ 33) | E£ 21 | + 54% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 22 Birr (E£ 13) | E£ 10 | + 39% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 140 Birr (E£ 83) | E£ 31 | + 172% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 105 Birr (E£ 62) | E£ 25 | + 151% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 12 Birr (E£ 7) | E£ 8 | - 7% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 19 Birr (E£ 11) | E£ 23 | - 50% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 198 Birr (E£ 118) | E£ 161 | - 27% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | 40 Birr (E£ 24) | E£ 13 | + 84% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 13 Birr (E£ 8) | E£ 5.47 | + 41% | |
Housing | + 193% | |||
Housing in Ethiopia is 193% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 32,854 Birr (E£ 19,535) | E£ 8,316 | + 135% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 17,305 Birr (E£ 10,289) | E£ 4,892 | + 110% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 6,438 Birr (E£ 3,828) | E£ 763 | + 402% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 12,789 Birr (E£ 7,604) | E£ 6,256 | + 22% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 9,972 Birr (E£ 5,929) | E£ 4,018 | + 48% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 2,023 Birr (E£ 1,203) | E£ 594 | + 103% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 4,223 Birr (E£ 2,511) | E£ 218 | + 1054% | |
40” flat screen TV | 19,120 Birr (E£ 11,369) | E£ 5,901 | + 93% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 4,020 Birr (E£ 2,390) | E£ 3,116 | - 23% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 163 Birr (E£ 97) | E£ 96 | + 1% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | 100 Birr (E£ 59) | E£ 88 | - 33% | |
Clothes | - 17% | |||
Clothes in Ethiopia is 17% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 895 Birr (E£ 532) | E£ 884 | - 40% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 1,253 Birr (E£ 745) | E£ 841 | - 11% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 2,535 Birr (E£ 1,507) | E£ 1,956 | - 23% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 1,579 Birr (E£ 939) | E£ 933 | + 1% | |
Transportation | - 19% | |||
Transportation in Ethiopia is 19% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 909,578 Birr (E£ 540,827) | E£ 428,575 | + 26% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 23 Birr (E£ 14) | E£ 7 | + 108% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | 398 Birr (E£ 237) | E£ 701 | - 66% | |
Personal Care | + 75% | |||
Personal Care in Ethiopia is 75% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 149 Birr (E£ 89) | E£ 41 | + 115% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 866 Birr (E£ 515) | E£ 72 | + 614% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 664 Birr (E£ 395) | E£ 290 | + 36% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 78 Birr (E£ 47) | E£ 47 | - 1% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 103 Birr (E£ 61) | E£ 49 | + 25% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 118 Birr (E£ 70) | E£ 49 | + 43% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | 50 Birr (E£ 30) | E£ 25 | + 18% | |
Tube of toothpaste | 51 Birr (E£ 30) | E£ 22 | + 40% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 118 Birr (E£ 70) | E£ 76 | - 8% | |
Entertainment | + 3% | |||
Entertainment in Ethiopia is about the same as in Egypt | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 607 Birr (E£ 361) | E£ 350 | + 3% | |
2 tickets to the movies | 183 Birr (E£ 109) | E£ 128 | - 15% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 1,458 Birr (E£ 867) | E£ 798 | + 9% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 883 Birr (E£ 525) | E£ 581 | - 10% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 116 Birr (E£ 69) | E£ 75 | - 8% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 32 Birr (E£ 19) | E£ 40 | - 53% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 24 Birr (E£ 14) | E£ 43 | - 66% | |
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | 16,126 Birr (E£ 9,588) | E£ 9,712 | - 1% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 5.25 Birr (E£ 3.12) | E£ 1.89 | + 65% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | 1,450 Birr (E£ 862) | E£ 802 | + 7% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 104 Birr (E£ 62) | E£ 39 | + 60% | |
TOTAL | + 37% |
These prices were last updated on April 21, 2019.
Exchange rate:
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Cost of living in Ethiopia is 37% more expensive than in Egypt
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