Cost of living in Djibouti

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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 2,500 Franc
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,350 Franc
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 800 Franc
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 500 Franc
12 eggs, large 1,150 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 350 Franc
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 4,000 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 500 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes -
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 350 Franc
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 6,000 Franc
2 liters of Coca-Cola -
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 800 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 385,667 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area -
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat -
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area -
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area -
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 100,000 Franc
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) -
40” flat screen TV 100,000 Franc
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 25,000 Franc
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) -
Hourly rate for cleaning help 594 Franc
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) -
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) -
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 13,500 Franc
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 14,000 Franc
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,000,000 Franc
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 210 Franc
Monthly ticket public transport 4,250 Franc
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) -
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 5,000 Franc
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) -
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) -
4 rolls of toilet paper -
Tube of toothpaste -
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 1,750 Franc
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 8,500 Franc
2 tickets to the movies -
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 10,833 Franc
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,400 Franc
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 600 Franc
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 1,000 Franc
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district -
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 225 Franc

Map of Cost of Living in Djibouti


This map shows only the top cities in Djibouti. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan.

The color of each marker corresponds with the Cost of Living in the city. Red markers show more expensive cities, green ones show cheaper cities.
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

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