Cost of living in Djibouti

Summary of cost of living in Djibouti

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 1,235,945 Franc
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 438,509 Franc
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 12,500 Franc
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 3,178 Franc
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast -
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 400 Franc
12 eggs, large 480 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1,650 Franc
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 5,000 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 908 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1,500 Franc
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1,100 Franc
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 3,000 Franc
2 liters of coca-cola 470 Franc
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 651 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 236,310 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 110,356 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 150,000 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 187,463 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 189,000 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 120,000 Franc
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 18,852 Franc
40” flat screen tv 153,249 Franc
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 75,000 Franc
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 7,500 Franc
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 68,000 Franc
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 5,000 Franc
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) -
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 125,000 Franc
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 5,569,760 Franc
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas -
Monthly ticket public transport -
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 500 Franc
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 2,500 Franc
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 1,500 Franc
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 1,000 Franc
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 2,000 Franc
4 rolls of toilet paper 1,000 Franc
Tube of toothpaste 1,500 Franc
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 1,200 Franc
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 5,000 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 15,000 Franc
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,000 Franc
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1,500 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 20,000 Franc
1 package of marlboro cigarettes -

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:
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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
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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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