Prices in Abidjan vs Kuala Lumpur - Cost of Living Comparison

AbidjanKuala Lumpur
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1043
$735
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3021
$1761
🏠 One person rent
$458
$341
🏘️ Family rent
$1349
$577
🍽️ Food Expenses
$339
$236
🚐 Transport Expenses
$125
$91.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$178
$973
🏙️ Population
4.98M
7.59M

The cost of living in Abidjan is 42% more expensive than in Kuala Lumpur. Cities ranked 5299th and 6121st ($1043 vs $735) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 1st in Ivory Coast and Malaysia, respectively. Check Ivory Coast vs Malaysia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.2 months in Abidjan compared to 1.3 months in Kuala Lumpur. Abidjan ranked 1st best city to live in Ivory Coast vs Kuala Lumpur ranked 4th in Malaysia, while ranked 9007th and 652nd among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abidjan vs Kuala Lumpur

AbidjanKuala Lumpur
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.44
$3.06
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$34.5
$18.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.65
$3.59
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.03
$4.57
☕ Cappuccino
$3.16
$2.98
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.26
$0.64
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$539
$427
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$193
$244
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1751
$794
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$931
$423
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$107
$33.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$165
$52.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$88.7
$26.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.03%
4.39%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1644
$2840
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$937
$1421
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.34
$0.69
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$43.1
$22.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.76
$7.31
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.08
$0.52
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.72
$1.56
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.8
$0.8
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.28
$0.87
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.6
$1.64
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.6
$10.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$3.45
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.49
$8.52
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.64
$2.38
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.58
$1.46
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.25
$2.15
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.74
$1.14
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.92
$1.03
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.92
$0.92
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.57
$0.36
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.34
$0.93
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.52
$16.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.87
$2.51
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.2
$4.13
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.97
$4.99
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.53
$3.93
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.64
$1.45
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.47
$2.02
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$83.1
$37.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.69
$4.37
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$29.1
$15
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.72
$5.64
👖 Brand Jeans
$105
$56
👟 Brand Sneakers
$111
$67.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$93.9
$184
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4405
$7951

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$841
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$842
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$1096
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$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 6.7 miPetaling Jaya
$687
15 km or 9.1 miSubang Jaya
$557
19 km or 12 miShah Alam
$640
24 km or 15 miPutrajaya
$539
25 km or 16 miCyberjaya
$321
30 km or 19 miKlang
$629
54 km or 33 miSeremban
$459
123 km or 77 miMalacca
$479
124 km or 77 miTeluk Intan
$494
155 km or 97 miMuar
$414
167 km or 104 miDumai
$475
176 km or 109 miIpoh
$565
196 km or 122 miKuantan
$597
199 km or 124 miBatu Pahat
$445
211 km or 131 miTanjungbalai
$470
217 km or 135 miTaiping
$401
219 km or 136 miKluang
$505
229 km or 142 miChukai
$507
282 km or 175 miTebing Tinggi
$470
291 km or 181 miButterworth
$432
291 km or 181 miKuala Terengganu
$477
292 km or 181 miPekanbaru
$489
293 km or 182 miPematangsiantar
$309
294 km or 183 miGeorge Town
$595
297 km or 184 miJohor Bahru
$606
309 km or 192 miSungai Petani
$483
311 km or 193 miSingapore
$2134
315 km or 195 miBukit Merah
$1737
335 km or 208 miPadangsidempuan
$472
338 km or 210 miKota Bharu
$434
341 km or 212 miMedan
$413
346 km or 215 miBatam
$622
360 km or 224 miBinjai
$463
361 km or 225 miAlor Setar
$400
394 km or 245 miTanjung Pinang
$418
402 km or 250 miKangar
$400
413 km or 257 miLangkawi
$459
441 km or 274 miLangsa
$470
451 km or 280 miHat Yai
$572
457 km or 284 miKo Lipe
$665