Cost of living in Ethiopia
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|Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district||131 Birr|
|Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar)||119 Birr|
|500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast||134 Birr|
|1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk||26 Birr|
|12 eggs, large||52 Birr|
|1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes||22 Birr|
|500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese||140 Birr|
|1 kg (2 lb.) of apples||90 Birr|
|1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes||13 Birr|
|0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket||19 Birr|
|1 bottle of red table wine, good quality||164 Birr|
|2 liters of Coca-Cola||39 Birr|
|Bread for 2 people for 1 day||12 Birr|
|Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area||30,230 Birr|
|Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area||19,158 Birr|
|Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat||6,147 Birr|
|Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area||13,969 Birr|
|Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area||9,443 Birr|
|Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio||2,847 Birr|
|Internet 8 Mbps (1 month)||3,485 Birr|
|40” flat screen TV||16,646 Birr|
|Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands)||4,020 Birr|
|Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.)||120 Birr|
|Hourly rate for cleaning help||137 Birr|
|1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar)||769 Birr|
|1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers)||1,023 Birr|
|1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands)||2,396 Birr|
|1 pair of men’s leather business shoes||1,488 Birr|
|Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new||909,578 Birr|
|1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas||23 Birr|
|Monthly ticket public transport||398 Birr|
|Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands)||149 Birr|
|1 box of antibiotics (12 doses)||899 Birr|
|Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes)||664 Birr|
|1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...)||78 Birr|
|Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.)||103 Birr|
|Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.)||118 Birr|
|4 rolls of toilet paper||50 Birr|
|Tube of toothpaste||51 Birr|
|Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city||118 Birr|
|Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub||581 Birr|
|2 tickets to the movies||177 Birr|
|2 tickets to the theater (best available seats)||1,458 Birr|
|Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert||963 Birr|
|1 cocktail drink in downtown club||116 Birr|
|Cappuccino in expat area of the city||32 Birr|
|1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.)||24 Birr|
|iPad Wi-Fi 128GB||16,126 Birr|
|1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans)||12 Birr|
|1 month of gym membership in business district||1,457 Birr|
|1 package of Marlboro cigarettes||104 Birr|
Map of Cost of Living in Ethiopia
This map shows only the top cities in Ethiopia. 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.