Abidjan vs Blantyre - Cost of Living Comparison

Abidjan Blantyre
🚶 Cost of living one person
$860
$542
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2382
$1367
🏠 One person rent
$380
$241
🏘️ Family rent
$1014
$416
🍽️ Food expenses
$282
$184
🚐 Transport expenses
$114
$64.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$125
$519
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
14 km
12 km
🎓 Higher education
32
23
😀 Quality of life
36
32
🏙️ Population
4.98M
1.9M

The cost of living in Abidjan is 59% more expensive than in Blantyre. Cities ranked 5869th and 7969th ($860 vs $542) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 9th in Ivory Coast and Malawi, respectively. Check Ivory Coast vs Malawi comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.1 months in Abidjan compared to 1 months in Blantyre. Abidjan ranked 1st best city to live in Ivory Coast vs Blantyre ranked 1st in Malawi, while ranked 7742nd and 8313th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abidjan vs Blantyre

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Abidjan Blantyre
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.15
$3.27
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$28.9
$21.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.55
$4.28
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.9
$0.89
 Cappuccino
$2.02
$1.61
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.69
$0.56
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$465
$268
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$188
$142
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1219
$524
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$735
$275
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$82.8
$32.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$128
$49.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$53.8
$41.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.64%
16.92%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1737
$19242
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$978
$1154
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.31
$0.49
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$39.1
$26.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.07
$4.72
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.02
$0.86
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.59
$0.74
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.51
$0.46
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.11
$0.61
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.85
$1.02
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.5
$11
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.91
$3.48
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.74
$3.37
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.74
$1.88
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.75
$1.2
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.81
$2.18
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.79
$1.09
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.92
$0.59
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.97
$1.03
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.47
$0.34
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.14
$1.24
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$4.67
$6.6
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.86
$0.72
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.48
$2.25
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.9
$2.52
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.17
$2.23
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.38
$1.25
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.27
$1.18
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$45.9
$21.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$7.73
$3.42
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$24.8
$20.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.96
$4.77
👖 Brand Jeans
$52.7
$37.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$75.6
$49.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$116
$251
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2611
$6966

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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

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Distance City Cost of living
57 km or 35 mi Zomba
$558
60 km or 37 mi Mulanje
$558
112 km or 70 mi Ntcheu
$550
149 km or 92 mi Mangochi
$551
157 km or 98 mi Tete
$989
191 km or 119 mi Monkey Bay
$556
240 km or 149 mi Lilongwe
$579
307 km or 191 mi Quelimane
$1023
405 km or 252 mi Chimoio
$1028
432 km or 269 mi Mutare
$760
450 km or 280 mi Beira
$990
454 km or 282 mi Marondera
$714
458 km or 285 mi Mzimba
$551
463 km or 287 mi Nampula
$1026
478 km or 297 mi Harare
$882
487 km or 303 mi Chitungwiza
$784
493 km or 307 mi Mzuzu
$546
541 km or 336 mi Chinhoyi
$752
611 km or 380 mi Kadoma
$677
626 km or 389 mi Nacala
$1029
637 km or 396 mi Kwekwe
$763
650 km or 404 mi Masvingo
$825
674 km or 419 mi Pemba
$1175
685 km or 425 mi Gweru
$754
708 km or 440 mi Kapiri Mposhi
$1168
721 km or 448 mi Lusaka
$732
746 km or 463 mi Kasama
$1156
754 km or 469 mi Ndola
$1233
784 km or 487 mi Mbeya
$624
803 km or 499 mi Kitwe
$1228
811 km or 504 mi Mufulira
$1724
837 km or 520 mi Mansa
$1151
837 km or 520 mi Bulawayo
$775
849 km or 528 mi Chingola
$1117
865 km or 537 mi Choma
$1136
935 km or 581 mi Lubumbashi
$1009
991 km or 616 mi Francistown
$544
999 km or 621 mi Livingstone
$1152
1000 km or 621 mi Moroni
$505
1038 km or 645 mi Morogoro
$653