Cost of living in San‘a’, Yemen

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 2,313 ﷼‎
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 1,332 ﷼‎
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 584 ﷼‎
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 311 ﷼‎
12 eggs, large 408 ﷼‎
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 264 ﷼‎
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 857 ﷼‎
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 549 ﷼‎
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 226 ﷼‎
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 600 ﷼‎
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality -
2 liters of Coca-Cola 288 ﷼‎
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 186 ﷼‎
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 130,488 ﷼‎
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 125,732 ﷼‎
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 9,610 ﷼‎
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 75,000 ﷼‎
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 52,500 ﷼‎
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 6,000 ﷼‎
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 5,712 ﷼‎
40” flat screen TV 71,480 ﷼‎
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 38,333 ﷼‎
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 800 ﷼‎
Hourly rate for cleaning help 2,000 ﷼‎
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 5,833 ﷼‎
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 8,000 ﷼‎
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 9,333 ﷼‎
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 7,833 ﷼‎
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,000,000 ﷼‎
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 127 ﷼‎
Monthly ticket public transport 6,100 ﷼‎
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 582 ﷼‎
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 1,682 ﷼‎
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 2,322 ﷼‎
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 1,083 ﷼‎
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 928 ﷼‎
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 944 ﷼‎
4 rolls of toilet paper 514 ﷼‎
Tube of toothpaste 273 ﷼‎
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 1,004 ﷼‎
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 1,924 ﷼‎
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 16,000 ﷼‎
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 2,000 ﷼‎
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 150 ﷼‎
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 3,000 ﷼‎
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 32 ﷼‎
1 month of gym membership in business district 10,387 ﷼‎
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 358 ﷼‎
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 45 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: October 18, 2017.

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