Abidjan vs Cape Town - Cost of Living Comparison

Abidjan Cape Town
🚶 Cost of living one person
$860
$904
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2382
$2131
🏠 One person rent
$380
$524
🏘️ Family rent
$1014
$983
🍽️ Food expenses
$282
$245
🚐 Transport expenses
$114
$54
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$125
$1340
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
14 km
7 km
🎓 Higher education
32
56
😀 Quality of life
36
61
🏙️ Population
4.98M
434K

The cost of living in Abidjan is 5% less expensive than in Cape Town. Cities ranked 5869th and 5702nd ($860 vs $904) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 4th 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 0.1 months in Abidjan compared to 1.5 months in Cape Town. Abidjan ranked 1st best city to live in Ivory Coast vs Cape Town ranked 2nd in South Africa, while ranked 7742nd and 4995th among best cities to live in the world.

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Abidjan Cape Town
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.15
$7.25
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$28.9
$30
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.55
$4.04
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.9
$2.12
 Cappuccino
$2.02
$1.81
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.69
$0.92
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$465
$586
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$188
$397
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1219
$1213
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$735
$785
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$82.8
$42.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$128
$65.1
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$53.8
$46.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.64%
8.14%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1737
$2104
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$978
$1443
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.31
$1.21
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$39.1
$30.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.07
$6.84
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.02
$1.3
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.59
$0.92
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.51
$0.91
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.11
$1.11
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.85
$2.3
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.5
$7.12
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.91
$4.58
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.74
$6.83
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.74
$1.46
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.75
$1.41
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.81
$1.4
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.79
$1.39
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.92
$1.09
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.97
$1.08
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.47
$0.62
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.14
$1.32
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$4.67
$4.99
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.86
$1.53
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.48
$2.88
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.9
$4.43
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.17
$3.32
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.38
$1.56
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.27
$1.18
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$45.9
$35.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$7.73
$6.04
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$24.8
$24.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.96
$8.86
👖 Brand Jeans
$52.7
$48.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$75.6
$89.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$116
$213
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2611
$4730

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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
54 km or 33 mi Paarl
$883
99 km or 62 mi Worcester
$593
371 km or 231 mi George
$689
644 km or 400 mi Uitenhage
$579
662 km or 411 mi Port Elizabeth
$905
664 km or 413 mi Upington
$815
754 km or 468 mi Makhanda
$766
821 km or 510 mi Komani
$761
833 km or 518 mi Kimberley
$785
845 km or 525 mi Bhisho
$783
882 km or 548 mi East London
$800
912 km or 567 mi Bloemfontein
$696
950 km or 590 mi Mafeteng
$579
999 km or 621 mi Maseru
$593
1002 km or 622 mi Mthatha
$760
1029 km or 639 mi Teyateyaneng
$579
1030 km or 640 mi Welkom
$708
1034 km or 643 mi Mariental
$804
1092 km or 679 mi Butha-Buthe
$579
1092 km or 679 mi Kroonstad
$770
1113 km or 692 mi Klerksdorp
$629
1135 km or 705 mi Mmabatho
$762
1155 km or 718 mi Potchefstroom
$639
1187 km or 737 mi Rehoboth
$806
1194 km or 742 mi Lobatse
$615
1198 km or 745 mi Kanye
$641
1208 km or 751 mi Vanderbijlpark
$852
1217 km or 756 mi Vereeniging
$728
1231 km or 765 mi Pietermaritzburg
$685
1244 km or 773 mi Soweto
$897
1250 km or 777 mi Rustenburg
$881
1260 km or 783 mi Gaborone
$668
1261 km or 783 mi Molepolole
$616
1261 km or 784 mi Johannesburg
$935
1267 km or 788 mi Randburg
$776
1269 km or 789 mi Windhoek
$841
1270 km or 789 mi Sandton
$907
1271 km or 790 mi Durban
$827
1277 km or 794 mi Gobabis
$801
1279 km or 795 mi Walvis Bay
$743