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?
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|Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district||168 Birr|
|Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar)||130 Birr|
|500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast||136 Birr|
|1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk||25 Birr|
|12 eggs, large||43 Birr|
|1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes||27 Birr|
|500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese||117 Birr|
|1 kg (2 lb.) of apples||92 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||227 Birr|
|2 liters of Coca-Cola||42 Birr|
|Bread for 2 people for 1 day||15 Birr|
|Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area||27,768 Birr|
|Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area||23,025 Birr|
|Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat||4,574 Birr|
|Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area||26,124 Birr|
|Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area||16,206 Birr|
|Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio||5,742 Birr|
|Internet 8 Mbps (1 month)||3,226 Birr|
|40” flat screen TV||18,806 Birr|
|Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands)||6,313 Birr|
|Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.)||144 Birr|
|Hourly rate for cleaning help||419 Birr|
|1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar)||724 Birr|
|1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers)||1,359 Birr|
|1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands)||2,395 Birr|
|1 pair of men’s leather business shoes||2,200 Birr|
|Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new||773,711 Birr|
|1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas||20 Birr|
|Monthly ticket public transport||767 Birr|
|Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands)||140 Birr|
|1 box of antibiotics (12 doses)||130 Birr|
|Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes)||338 Birr|
|1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...)||80 Birr|
|Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.)||154 Birr|
|Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.)||206 Birr|
|4 rolls of toilet paper||31 Birr|
|Tube of toothpaste||60 Birr|
|Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city||93 Birr|
|Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub||400 Birr|
|2 tickets to the movies||128 Birr|
|2 tickets to the theater (best available seats)||292 Birr|
|Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert||1,061 Birr|
|1 cocktail drink in downtown club||188 Birr|
|Cappuccino in expat area of the city||50 Birr|
|1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.)||42 Birr|
|iPad Wi-Fi 128GB||11,489 Birr|
|1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans)||5.16 Birr|
|1 month of gym membership in business district||3,230 Birr|
|1 package of Marlboro cigarettes||112 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.