Prices in Abidjan vs Johannesburg - Cost of Living Comparison

AbidjanJohannesburg
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1043
$864
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3021
$2025
🏠 One person rent
$458
$413
🏘️ Family rent
$1349
$699
🍽️ Food Expenses
$339
$226
🚐 Transport Expenses
$125
$151
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$178
$1181
🏙️ Population
4.98M
4.43M

The cost of living in Abidjan is 21% more expensive than in Johannesburg. Cities ranked 5299th and 5746th ($1043 vs $864) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 8th 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 1.4 months in Johannesburg. Abidjan ranked 1st best city to live in Ivory Coast vs Johannesburg ranked 1st in South Africa, while ranked 9007th and 1108th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abidjan vs Johannesburg

AbidjanJohannesburg
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.44
$6.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$34.5
$28.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.65
$3.4
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.03
$1.98
☕ Cappuccino
$3.16
$1.75
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.26
$0.88
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$539
$422
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$193
$296
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1751
$730
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$931
$547
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$107
$46.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$165
$70.9
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$88.7
$44.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.03%
10.39%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1644
$997
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$937
$666
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.34
$1.76
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$43.1
$54.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.76
$8.84
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.08
$0.93
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.72
$0.96
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.8
$0.78
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.28
$0.95
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.6
$1.9
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.6
$6.81
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$4.88
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.49
$6.91
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.64
$1.44
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.58
$1.11
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.25
$1.31
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.74
$1.19
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.92
$1.16
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.92
$1.09
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.57
$0.61
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.34
$1.24
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.52
$4.93
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.87
$1.08
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.2
$2.59
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.97
$3.76
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.53
$3.32
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.64
$1.45
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.47
$0.94
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$83.1
$29.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.69
$5.6
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$29.1
$31.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.72
$7.15
👖 Brand Jeans
$105
$44.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$111
$73.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$93.9
$212
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4405
$4608

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166 km or 103 miAbengourou
$842
215 km or 134 miYamoussoukro
$1096
229 km or 142 miGagnoa
$839
255 km or 158 miSekondi-Takoradi
$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
556 km or 345 miGreenville
$491
557 km or 346 miYekepa
$490
564 km or 350 miSanniquellie
$492
572 km or 356 miTamale
$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
758 km or 471 miMonrovia
$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
11 km or 6.8 miSandton
$1019
13 km or 8 miRandburg
$842
19 km or 12 miSoweto
$962
28 km or 17 miBenoni
$742
40 km or 25 miSprings
$706
41 km or 25 miCenturion
$752
53 km or 33 miPretoria
$804
53 km or 33 miVereeniging
$749
59 km or 36 miVanderbijlpark
$768
71 km or 44 miBrits
$765
101 km or 62 miRustenburg
$1101
109 km or 68 miPotchefstroom
$613
143 km or 89 miBethal
$474
152 km or 94 miMiddelburg
$668
155 km or 97 miKlerksdorp
$862
179 km or 111 miKroonstad
$848
237 km or 147 miWelkom
$826
244 km or 152 miMmabatho
$766
262 km or 163 miLobatse
$539
275 km or 171 miGaborone
$664
287 km or 179 miButha-Buthe
$693
302 km or 188 miKanye
$636
311 km or 193 miMbabane
$486
323 km or 201 miVryheid
$826
325 km or 202 miMolepolole
$538
329 km or 204 miTeyateyaneng
$773
333 km or 207 miManzini
$468
350 km or 217 miMaseru
$646
366 km or 228 miMahalapye
$584
369 km or 229 miBloemfontein
$609
409 km or 254 miMafeteng
$692
417 km or 259 miPalapye
$473
429 km or 267 miKimberley
$701
442 km or 275 miPietermaritzburg
$625
443 km or 275 miMatola
$945
446 km or 277 miSerowe
$537
454 km or 282 miMaputo
$923
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$753
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$632
577 km or 358 miXai-Xai
$769