Abidjan vs Freetown - Cost of Living Comparison

Abidjan Freetown
🚶 Cost of living one person
$860
$739
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2382
$1609
🏠 One person rent
$380
$396
🏘️ Family rent
$1014
$633
🍽️ Food expenses
$282
$238
🚐 Transport expenses
$114
$57.8
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$125
$1540
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
14 km
15 km
🎓 Higher education
32
20
😀 Quality of life
36
41
🏙️ Population
4.98M
951K

The cost of living in Abidjan is 16% more expensive than in Freetown. Cities ranked 5869th and 6297th ($860 vs $739) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 3rd in Ivory Coast and Sierra Leone, respectively. Check Ivory Coast vs Sierra Leone comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.1 months in Abidjan compared to 2.1 months in Freetown. Abidjan ranked 1st best city to live in Ivory Coast vs Freetown ranked 1st in Sierra Leone, while ranked 7742nd and 7052nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abidjan vs Freetown

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Abidjan Freetown
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.15
$4.21
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$28.9
$20.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.55
$5.95
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.9
$0.89
 Cappuccino
$2.02
$1.8
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.69
$0.95
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$465
$463
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$188
$161
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1219
$636
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$735
$351
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$82.8
$93.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$128
$143
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$53.8
$82.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.64%
12.12%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1737
$1082
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$978
$1066
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.31
$0.15
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$39.1
$14
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.07
$9.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.02
$0.77
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.59
$1.96
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.51
$0.56
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.11
$0.7
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.85
$1.61
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.5
$9.28
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.91
$5.17
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.74
$5.97
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.74
$2.63
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.75
$1.02
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.81
$1.04
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.79
$2.44
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.92
$2.16
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.97
$1.22
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.47
$0.86
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.14
$1.57
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$4.67
$4.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.86
$0.8
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.48
$1.26
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.9
$2.44
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.17
$1.9
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.38
$1.13
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.27
$1.05
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$45.9
$53.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$7.73
$4.39
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$24.8
$19
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.96
$2.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$52.7
$27.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$75.6
$25.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$116
$88.1
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2611
$2866

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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 Freetown

Distance City Cost of living
126 km or 78 mi Conakry
$983
137 km or 85 mi Forecariah
$834
174 km or 108 mi Bo
$770
207 km or 128 mi Boffa
$833
235 km or 146 mi Kenema
$763
246 km or 153 mi Mamou
$856
341 km or 212 mi Gueckedou
$862
361 km or 224 mi Monrovia
$525
385 km or 239 mi Kakata
$483
439 km or 273 mi Bafata
$557
456 km or 283 mi Bissau
$631
480 km or 298 mi Kankan
$860
493 km or 306 mi Nzerekore
$867
514 km or 319 mi Sanniquellie
$483
525 km or 326 mi Kolda
$903
527 km or 327 mi Yekepa
$483
564 km or 350 mi Ziguinchor
$916
603 km or 375 mi Greenville
$483
650 km or 404 mi Brikama
$437
660 km or 410 mi Lamin
$358
662 km or 412 mi Banjul
$450
701 km or 436 mi Kaolack
$930
709 km or 441 mi Bougouni
$487
736 km or 457 mi Fatick
$921
736 km or 458 mi Bamako
$549
788 km or 490 mi Koulikoro
$485
807 km or 502 mi Thies
$871
821 km or 510 mi Rufisque
$921
833 km or 518 mi Dakar
$1047
842 km or 523 mi Korhogo
$778
846 km or 526 mi Banamba
$486
846 km or 526 mi Gagnoa
$775
857 km or 532 mi Louga
$921
887 km or 551 mi Sikasso
$495
896 km or 557 mi Yamoussoukro
$975
907 km or 564 mi Bouake
$805
911 km or 566 mi Saint-Louis
$853
917 km or 570 mi Divo
$772
935 km or 581 mi Rosso
$691
940 km or 584 mi Segou
$487