- Cost of Living
- Ethiopia
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 18% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Ethiopia is 18% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 136 Birr (E£ 89) | E£ 141 | - 36% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 115 Birr (E£ 76) | E£ 67 | + 13% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 139 Birr (E£ 91) | E£ 40 | + 129% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 25 Birr (E£ 16) | E£ 14 | + 17% | |

12 eggs, large | 50 Birr (E£ 33) | E£ 21 | + 60% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 22 Birr (E£ 15) | E£ 11 | + 36% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 104 Birr (E£ 68) | E£ 29 | + 133% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 81 Birr (E£ 53) | E£ 24 | + 117% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 14 Birr (E£ 9) | E£ 7 | + 36% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 18 Birr (E£ 12) | E£ 21 | - 44% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 157 Birr (E£ 103) | E£ 150 | - 31% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | 40 Birr (E£ 27) | E£ 12 | + 119% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 14 Birr (E£ 9) | E£ 5.99 | + 51% | |

Housing | + 230% | |||

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

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 35,638 Birr (E£ 23,370) | E£ 7,932 | + 195% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 22,213 Birr (E£ 14,567) | E£ 4,516 | + 223% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 5,554 Birr (E£ 3,642) | E£ 990 | + 268% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 16,056 Birr (E£ 10,529) | E£ 5,225 | + 101% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 11,513 Birr (E£ 7,550) | E£ 3,100 | + 144% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 5,538 Birr (E£ 3,632) | E£ 590 | + 515% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 3,292 Birr (E£ 2,159) | E£ 271 | + 697% | |

40” flat screen TV | 17,506 Birr (E£ 11,480) | E£ 6,090 | + 88% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 4,137 Birr (E£ 2,713) | E£ 2,894 | - 6% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 96 Birr (E£ 63) | E£ 86 | - 26% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | 137 Birr (E£ 90) | E£ 92 | - 2% | |

Clothes | - 14% | |||

Clothes in Ethiopia is 14% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 717 Birr (E£ 470) | E£ 948 | - 50% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 1,167 Birr (E£ 765) | E£ 759 | + 1% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 2,202 Birr (E£ 1,444) | E£ 1,971 | - 27% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 1,699 Birr (E£ 1,114) | E£ 1,420 | - 22% | |

Transportation | + 34% | |||

Transportation in Ethiopia is 34% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 874,556 Birr (E£ 573,502) | E£ 461,035 | + 24% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 19 Birr (E£ 13) | E£ 5.07 | + 148% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | 670 Birr (E£ 439) | E£ 316 | + 39% | |

Personal Care | + 55% | |||

Personal Care in Ethiopia is 55% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 144 Birr (E£ 95) | E£ 42 | + 127% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 186 Birr (E£ 122) | E£ 83 | + 47% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 597 Birr (E£ 391) | E£ 253 | + 55% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 91 Birr (E£ 59) | E£ 57 | + 3% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 103 Birr (E£ 67) | E£ 51 | + 33% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 126 Birr (E£ 83) | E£ 46 | + 81% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | 45 Birr (E£ 30) | E£ 19 | + 59% | |

Tube of toothpaste | 54 Birr (E£ 36) | E£ 19 | + 89% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 117 Birr (E£ 77) | E£ 61 | + 26% | |

Entertainment | + 26% | |||

Entertainment in Ethiopia is 26% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 502 Birr (E£ 329) | E£ 311 | + 6% | |

2 tickets to the movies | 167 Birr (E£ 110) | E£ 128 | - 14% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 3,604 Birr (E£ 2,363) | E£ 793 | + 198% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 897 Birr (E£ 588) | E£ 478 | + 23% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 188 Birr (E£ 123) | E£ 97 | + 27% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 38 Birr (E£ 25) | E£ 37 | - 34% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 29 Birr (E£ 19) | E£ 55 | - 65% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | 13,382 Birr (E£ 8,776) | E£ 11,835 | - 26% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 37 Birr (E£ 24) | E£ 17 | + 39% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | 1,548 Birr (E£ 1,015) | E£ 705 | + 44% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 97 Birr (E£ 63) | E£ 33 | + 93% | |

TOTAL | + 61% |

These prices were last updated on June 21, 2018.
Exchange rate:
0.656
EGP
/
ETB

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#
Cost of living in
**Ethiopia**
is
**61% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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