Abidjan vs Asmara - Cost of Living Comparison

Abidjan Asmara
🚶 Cost of living one person
$860
$522
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2382
$1268
🏠 One person rent
$380
$231
🏘️ Family rent
$1014
$417
🍽️ Food expenses
$282
$188
🚐 Transport expenses
$114
$51.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$125
$303
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
14 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
32
8
😀 Quality of life
36
17
🏙️ Population
4.98M
963K

The cost of living in Abidjan is 65% more expensive than in Asmara. Cities ranked 5869th and 8129th ($860 vs $522) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 1st in Ivory Coast and Eritrea, respectively. Check Ivory Coast vs Eritrea comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.1 months in Abidjan compared to 0.6 months in Asmara. Abidjan ranked 1st best city to live in Ivory Coast vs Asmara ranked 1st in Eritrea, while ranked 7742nd and 9064th among best cities to live in the world.

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Abidjan Asmara
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.15
$2.83
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$28.9
$17.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.55
$4.41
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.9
$1.66
 Cappuccino
$2.02
$1.56
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.69
$0.57
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$465
$222
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$188
$144
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1219
$469
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$735
$291
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$82.8
$35
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$128
$54.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$53.8
$36.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.64%
12.18%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1737
$1101
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$978
$628
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.31
$0.39
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$39.1
$17
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.07
$6.46
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.02
$0.97
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.59
$1.01
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.51
$0.68
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.11
$1.04
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.85
$1.44
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.5
$5.79
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.91
$4.04
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.74
$6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.74
$2
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.75
$1.06
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.81
$1.29
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.79
$0.84
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.92
$0.87
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.97
$0.87
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.47
$0.34
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.14
$1.19
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$4.67
$6.91
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.86
$1.3
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.48
$2.36
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.9
$3.09
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.17
$2.82
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.38
$1.48
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.27
$1.1
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$45.9
$22.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$7.73
$3.93
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$24.8
$19.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.96
$4.02
👖 Brand Jeans
$52.7
$28.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$75.6
$58.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$116
$91.7
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2611
$2924

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Distance City Cost of living
36 km or 22 mi Grand-Bassam
$600
39 km or 24 mi Dabou
$761
70 km or 43 mi Agboville
$767
157 km or 98 mi Divo
$772
166 km or 103 mi Abengourou
$766
215 km or 134 mi Yamoussoukro
$975
229 km or 142 mi Gagnoa
$775
255 km or 158 mi Sekondi-Takoradi
$536
276 km or 172 mi Obuasi
$571
284 km or 176 mi Bouake
$805
306 km or 190 mi Kumasi
$555
425 km or 264 mi Koforidua
$462
426 km or 265 mi Accra
$671
444 km or 276 mi Ashaiman
$485
445 km or 277 mi Tema
$524
491 km or 305 mi Korhogo
$778
517 km or 321 mi Ho
$446
537 km or 334 mi Hohoe
$538
544 km or 338 mi Kpalime
$568
556 km or 345 mi Greenville
$483
557 km or 346 mi Yekepa
$483
564 km or 350 mi Sanniquellie
$483
572 km or 356 mi Tamale
$508
587 km or 365 mi Lome
$607
593 km or 369 mi Nzerekore
$867
619 km or 385 mi Atakpame
$568
651 km or 404 mi Bobo-Dioulasso
$671
659 km or 410 mi Sotouboua
$567
675 km or 419 mi Leo
$592
689 km or 428 mi Sikasso
$495
696 km or 433 mi Abomey
$560
699 km or 434 mi Sokode
$574
712 km or 442 mi Kakata
$483
722 km or 449 mi Cotonou
$681
742 km or 461 mi Kara
$569
746 km or 463 mi Porto-Novo
$593
758 km or 471 mi Monrovia
$525
764 km or 475 mi Gueckedou
$862
775 km or 482 mi Manga
$593
776 km or 482 mi Bougouni
$487

Cities near Asmara

Distance City Cost of living
51 km or 32 mi Mendefera
$482
63 km or 39 mi Massawa
$484
71 km or 44 mi Keren
$484
214 km or 133 mi Mekelle
$613
270 km or 168 mi Kassala
$600
342 km or 212 mi Gondar
$565
407 km or 253 mi El-Gadarif
$589
437 km or 272 mi Al Hudaydah
$510
448 km or 279 mi Bahir Dar
$556
473 km or 294 mi Dessie
$606
490 km or 304 mi Zabid
$484
498 km or 310 mi Abha
$975
509 km or 316 mi Port Sudan
$603
513 km or 319 mi Bareq
$820
548 km or 340 mi Sa'dah
$485
567 km or 352 mi Sanaa
$562
580 km or 361 mi Sayyan
$485
583 km or 362 mi Taiz
$512
585 km or 363 mi Ibb
$502
589 km or 366 mi Atbara
$568
596 km or 370 mi Dhamar
$490
600 km or 373 mi Dikhil
$522
602 km or 374 mi Obock
$524
606 km or 376 mi Najran
$981
618 km or 384 mi Djibouti City
$552
620 km or 385 mi Ali Sabieh
$523
633 km or 393 mi Ad-Damazin
$576
649 km or 403 mi Bisha
$821
674 km or 419 mi Khartoum North
$617
684 km or 425 mi Mecca
$926
685 km or 426 mi Khartoum
$744
691 km or 429 mi Jeddah
$990
693 km or 430 mi Omdurman
$584
701 km or 436 mi Addis Ababa
$831
715 km or 444 mi Dire Dawa
$553
715 km or 444 mi Kosti
$597
717 km or 446 mi Aden
$509
755 km or 469 mi Harar
$539
758 km or 471 mi Borama
$592
788 km or 489 mi Jijiga
$601