Cost of living in Ethiopia
Are you moving to Ethiopia? Do you know how much money you will need there to maintain your current standard of living?
Find out what is the real equivalent in Ethiopia of your current salary and improve your chances of a happy relocation.
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|Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district||147 Birr|
|Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar)||116 Birr|
|500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast||147 Birr|
|1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk||26 Birr|
|12 eggs, large||51 Birr|
|1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes||21 Birr|
|500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese||136 Birr|
|1 kg (2 lb.) of apples||82 Birr|
|1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes||13 Birr|
|0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket||18 Birr|
|1 bottle of red table wine, good quality||164 Birr|
|2 liters of Coca-Cola||43 Birr|
|Bread for 2 people for 1 day||14 Birr|
|Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area||35,025 Birr|
|Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area||22,480 Birr|
|Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat||5,554 Birr|
|Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area||16,089 Birr|
|Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area||11,578 Birr|
|Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio||5,538 Birr|
|Internet 8 Mbps (1 month)||3,292 Birr|
|40” flat screen TV||16,993 Birr|
|Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands)||4,137 Birr|
|Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.)||96 Birr|
|Hourly rate for cleaning help||137 Birr|
|1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar)||695 Birr|
|1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers)||1,070 Birr|
|1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands)||2,287 Birr|
|1 pair of men’s leather business shoes||1,603 Birr|
|Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new||874,556 Birr|
|1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas||19 Birr|
|Monthly ticket public transport||670 Birr|
|Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands)||144 Birr|
|1 box of antibiotics (12 doses)||155 Birr|
|Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes)||597 Birr|
|1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...)||91 Birr|
|Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.)||103 Birr|
|Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.)||131 Birr|
|4 rolls of toilet paper||47 Birr|
|Tube of toothpaste||56 Birr|
|Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city||108 Birr|
|Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub||496 Birr|
|2 tickets to the movies||167 Birr|
|2 tickets to the theater (best available seats)||3,604 Birr|
|Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert||897 Birr|
|1 cocktail drink in downtown club||174 Birr|
|Cappuccino in expat area of the city||35 Birr|
|1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.)||27 Birr|
|iPad Wi-Fi 128GB||13,382 Birr|
|1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans)||37 Birr|
|1 month of gym membership in business district||1,548 Birr|
|1 package of Marlboro cigarettes||97 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.