Prices in Abidjan vs Cape Town - Cost of Living Comparison

AbidjanCape Town
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1043
$876
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3021
$1980
🏠 One person rent
$458
$509
🏘️ Family rent
$1349
$891
🍽️ Food Expenses
$339
$232
🚐 Transport Expenses
$125
$57.9
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$178
$1114
🏙️ Population
4.98M
434k

The cost of living in Abidjan is 19% more expensive than in Cape Town. Cities ranked 5299th and 5725th ($1043 vs $876) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 7th in Ivory Coast and South Africa, respectively. Check Ivory Coast vs South Africa comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.2 months in Abidjan compared to 1.3 months in Cape Town. Abidjan ranked 1st best city to live in Ivory Coast vs Cape Town ranked 3rd in South Africa, while ranked 9007th and 2662nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abidjan vs Cape Town

AbidjanCape Town
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.44
$5.94
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$34.5
$28.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.65
$3.57
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.03
$2.16
☕ Cappuccino
$3.16
$1.75
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.26
$0.79
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$539
$588
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$193
$382
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1751
$1079
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$931
$709
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$107
$40
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$165
$62.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$88.7
$46.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.03%
10.34%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1644
$2263
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$937
$1211
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.34
$1.03
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$43.1
$38.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.76
$7.96
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.08
$0.92
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.72
$0.89
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.8
$0.77
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.28
$1.06
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.6
$2.02
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.6
$6.38
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$4.96
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.49
$6.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.64
$1.45
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.58
$1.46
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.25
$1.41
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.74
$1.27
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.92
$1.05
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.92
$1.15
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.57
$0.61
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.34
$1.23
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.52
$5.39
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.87
$1.3
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.2
$2.37
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.97
$4.47
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.53
$3.61
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.64
$1.6
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.47
$1.24
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$83.1
$30.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.69
$5.21
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$29.1
$27.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.72
$7.17
👖 Brand Jeans
$105
$46.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$111
$84
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$93.9
$174
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4405
$3322

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$841
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$842
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$1096
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$839
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$664
276 km or 172 miObuasi
$634
284 km or 176 miBouake
$986
306 km or 190 miKumasi
$597
425 km or 264 miKoforidua
$672
426 km or 265 miAccra
$856
444 km or 276 miAshaiman
$457
445 km or 277 miTema
$875
491 km or 305 miKorhogo
$879
517 km or 321 miHo
$632
537 km or 334 miHohoe
$656
544 km or 338 miKpalime
$602
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$491
557 km or 346 miYekepa
$490
564 km or 350 miSanniquellie
$492
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$496
587 km or 365 miLome
$650
593 km or 369 miNzerekore
$557
619 km or 385 miAtakpame
$601
651 km or 404 miBobo-Dioulasso
$799
659 km or 410 miSotouboua
$601
675 km or 419 miLeo
$768
689 km or 428 miSikasso
$503
696 km or 433 miAbomey
$586
699 km or 434 miSokode
$601
712 km or 442 miKakata
$494
722 km or 449 miCotonou
$674
742 km or 461 miKara
$571
746 km or 463 miPorto-Novo
$619
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$533
764 km or 475 miGueckedou
$619
775 km or 482 miManga
$766
776 km or 482 miBougouni
$492

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DistanceCityCost of living
54 km or 33 miPaarl
$911
99 km or 62 miWorcester
$457
371 km or 231 miGeorge
$611
644 km or 400 miUitenhage
$777
662 km or 411 miPort Elizabeth
$685
664 km or 413 miUpington
$745
754 km or 468 miMakhanda
$620
821 km or 510 miKomani
$1347
833 km or 518 miKimberley
$701
845 km or 525 miBhisho
$1023
882 km or 548 miEast London
$815
912 km or 567 miBloemfontein
$609
950 km or 590 miMafeteng
$692
999 km or 621 miMaseru
$646
1002 km or 622 miMthatha
$765
1029 km or 639 miTeyateyaneng
$773
1030 km or 640 miWelkom
$826
1034 km or 643 miMariental
$702
1092 km or 679 miButha-Buthe
$693
1092 km or 679 miKroonstad
$848
1113 km or 692 miKlerksdorp
$862
1135 km or 705 miMmabatho
$766
1155 km or 718 miPotchefstroom
$613
1187 km or 737 miRehoboth
$581
1194 km or 742 miLobatse
$539
1198 km or 745 miKanye
$636
1208 km or 751 miVanderbijlpark
$768
1217 km or 756 miVereeniging
$749
1231 km or 765 miPietermaritzburg
$625
1244 km or 773 miSoweto
$962
1250 km or 777 miRustenburg
$1101
1260 km or 783 miGaborone
$664
1261 km or 783 miMolepolole
$538
1261 km or 784 miJohannesburg
$864
1267 km or 788 miRandburg
$842
1269 km or 789 miWindhoek
$732
1270 km or 789 miSandton
$1019
1271 km or 790 miDurban
$753
1277 km or 794 miGobabis
$911
1279 km or 795 miWalvis Bay
$670