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||169 Birr|
|Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar)||138 Birr|
|500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast||154 Birr|
|1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk||26 Birr|
|12 eggs, large||47 Birr|
|1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes||23 Birr|
|500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese||107 Birr|
|1 kg (2 lb.) of apples||90 Birr|
|1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes||15 Birr|
|0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket||18 Birr|
|1 bottle of red table wine, good quality||177 Birr|
|2 liters of Coca-Cola||43 Birr|
|Bread for 2 people for 1 day||12 Birr|
|Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area||22,738 Birr|
|Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area||18,527 Birr|
|Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat||610 Birr|
|Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area||13,203 Birr|
|Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area||11,284 Birr|
|Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio||1,467 Birr|
|Internet 8 Mbps (1 month)||3,374 Birr|
|40” flat screen TV||15,660 Birr|
|Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands)||4,977 Birr|
|Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.)||78 Birr|
|Hourly rate for cleaning help||400 Birr|
|1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar)||692 Birr|
|1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers)||1,198 Birr|
|1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands)||2,210 Birr|
|1 pair of men’s leather business shoes||2,037 Birr|
|Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new||684,764 Birr|
|1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas||19 Birr|
|Monthly ticket public transport||767 Birr|
|Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands)||142 Birr|
|1 box of antibiotics (12 doses)||130 Birr|
|Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes)||365 Birr|
|1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...)||80 Birr|
|Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.)||111 Birr|
|Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.)||154 Birr|
|4 rolls of toilet paper||32 Birr|
|Tube of toothpaste||54 Birr|
|Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city||62 Birr|
|Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub||362 Birr|
|2 tickets to the movies||136 Birr|
|2 tickets to the theater (best available seats)||424 Birr|
|Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert||929 Birr|
|1 cocktail drink in downtown club||231 Birr|
|Cappuccino in expat area of the city||26 Birr|
|1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.)||26 Birr|
|iPad Wi-Fi 128GB||8,206 Birr|
|1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans)||6 Birr|
|1 month of gym membership in business district||1,316 Birr|
|1 package of Marlboro cigarettes||96 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.
Recent Prices Added
- Public transport in Addis Ababa costs 600 Birr (1 day ago)