- Cost of Living
- Ethiopia
- Egypt
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Ethiopia**
compared to
**Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 25% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Ethiopia is 25% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 159 Birr (E£ 103) | E£ 128 | - 20% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 129 Birr (E£ 83) | E£ 64 | + 29% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 144 Birr (E£ 93) | E£ 39 | + 142% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 26 Birr (E£ 17) | E£ 14 | + 20% | |

12 eggs, large | 51 Birr (E£ 33) | E£ 22 | + 45% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 24 Birr (E£ 16) | E£ 11 | + 41% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 114 Birr (E£ 73) | E£ 32 | + 130% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 73 Birr (E£ 47) | E£ 23 | + 104% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 15 Birr (E£ 10) | E£ 7 | + 50% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 17 Birr (E£ 11) | E£ 19 | - 43% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 158 Birr (E£ 102) | E£ 163 | - 37% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | 43 Birr (E£ 28) | E£ 11 | + 145% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 16 Birr (E£ 10) | E£ 9 | + 13% | |

Housing | + 230% | |||

Housing in Ethiopia is 230% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 34,551 Birr (E£ 22,344) | E£ 8,400 | + 166% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 25,055 Birr (E£ 16,203) | E£ 4,540 | + 257% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 5,237 Birr (E£ 3,387) | E£ 896 | + 278% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 16,258 Birr (E£ 10,514) | E£ 5,663 | + 86% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 11,885 Birr (E£ 7,686) | E£ 2,874 | + 167% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 5,497 Birr (E£ 3,555) | E£ 590 | + 502% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 3,584 Birr (E£ 2,318) | E£ 261 | + 789% | |

40” flat screen TV | 16,296 Birr (E£ 10,539) | E£ 6,585 | + 60% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 4,292 Birr (E£ 2,776) | E£ 2,717 | + 2% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 87 Birr (E£ 56) | E£ 83 | - 32% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | 150 Birr (E£ 97) | E£ 94 | + 3% | |

Clothes | - 21% | |||

Clothes in Ethiopia is 21% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 696 Birr (E£ 450) | E£ 803 | - 44% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 1,015 Birr (E£ 657) | E£ 799 | - 18% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 2,072 Birr (E£ 1,340) | E£ 1,810 | - 26% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 1,828 Birr (E£ 1,182) | E£ 1,339 | - 12% | |

Transportation | + 30% | |||

Transportation in Ethiopia is 30% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 891,537 Birr (E£ 576,559) | E£ 480,007 | + 20% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 20 Birr (E£ 13) | E£ 4.92 | + 161% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | 725 Birr (E£ 469) | E£ 355 | + 32% | |

Personal Care | + 51% | |||

Personal Care in Ethiopia is 51% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 137 Birr (E£ 89) | E£ 39 | + 129% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 147 Birr (E£ 95) | E£ 75 | + 26% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 450 Birr (E£ 291) | E£ 260 | + 12% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 91 Birr (E£ 59) | E£ 60 | - 3% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 130 Birr (E£ 84) | E£ 49 | + 73% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 131 Birr (E£ 85) | E£ 44 | + 93% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | 40 Birr (E£ 26) | E£ 20 | + 29% | |

Tube of toothpaste | 55 Birr (E£ 36) | E£ 19 | + 87% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 101 Birr (E£ 65) | E£ 55 | + 18% | |

Entertainment | - 32% | |||

Entertainment in Ethiopia is 32% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 512 Birr (E£ 331) | E£ 333 | - 1% | |

2 tickets to the movies | 159 Birr (E£ 103) | E£ 127 | - 19% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 5,216 Birr (E£ 3,373) | E£ 647 | + 422% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 905 Birr (E£ 585) | E£ 486 | + 20% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 202 Birr (E£ 130) | E£ 101 | + 30% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 48 Birr (E£ 31) | E£ 38 | - 18% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 36 Birr (E£ 23) | E£ 59 | - 61% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | 13,116 Birr (E£ 8,482) | E£ 12,556 | - 32% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 36 Birr (E£ 23) | E£ 41 | - 43% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | 1,366 Birr (E£ 884) | E£ 638 | + 38% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 97 Birr (E£ 63) | E£ 32 | + 95% | |

TOTAL | + 24% |

These prices were last updated on March 24, 2018.
Exchange rate:
0.647
EGP
/
ETB

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#
Cost of living in
**Ethiopia**
is
**24% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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