Abidjan vs Kuala Lumpur - Cost of Living Comparison

Abidjan Kuala Lumpur
🚶 Cost of living one person
$860
$694
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2382
$1766
🏠 One person rent
$380
$320
🏘️ Family rent
$1014
$600
🍽️ Food expenses
$282
$241
🚐 Transport expenses
$114
$69.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$125
$1253
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
14 km
16 km
🎓 Higher education
32
92
😀 Quality of life
36
78
🏙️ Population
4.98M
1.98M

The cost of living in Abidjan is 24% more expensive than in Kuala Lumpur. Cities ranked 5869th and 6605th ($860 vs $694) 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 0.1 months in Abidjan compared to 1.8 months in Kuala Lumpur. Abidjan ranked 1st best city to live in Ivory Coast vs Kuala Lumpur ranked 1st in Malaysia, while ranked 7742nd and 467th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abidjan vs Kuala Lumpur

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Abidjan Kuala Lumpur
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.15
$2.65
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$28.9
$20.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.55
$4
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.9
$3.38
 Cappuccino
$2.02
$2.63
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.69
$0.6
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$465
$370
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$188
$234
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1219
$746
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$735
$466
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$82.8
$34.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$128
$53.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$53.8
$24.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.64%
3.69%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1737
$2275
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$978
$1253
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.31
$0.68
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$39.1
$21.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.07
$7.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.02
$0.48
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.59
$1.58
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.51
$0.8
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.11
$1.17
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.85
$2.03
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.5
$9.56
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.91
$3.37
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.74
$8.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.74
$2.48
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.75
$1.51
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.81
$2.83
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.79
$1.44
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.92
$1.06
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.97
$0.94
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.47
$0.39
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.14
$1.09
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$4.67
$17
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.86
$2.57
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.48
$4.1
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.9
$4.59
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.17
$2.98
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.38
$1.67
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.27
$1.76
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$45.9
$34.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$7.73
$4.16
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$24.8
$15.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.96
$8.06
👖 Brand Jeans
$52.7
$46.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$75.6
$62.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$116
$261
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2611
$9595

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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
11 km or 6.7 mi Petaling Jaya
$625
15 km or 9.1 mi Subang Jaya
$642
19 km or 12 mi Shah Alam
$635
24 km or 15 mi Putrajaya
$495
25 km or 16 mi Cyberjaya
$450
30 km or 19 mi Klang
$591
54 km or 33 mi Seremban
$547
123 km or 77 mi Malacca
$530
124 km or 77 mi Teluk Intan
$533
155 km or 97 mi Muar
$552
167 km or 104 mi Dumai
$493
176 km or 109 mi Ipoh
$561
196 km or 122 mi Kuantan
$541
199 km or 124 mi Batu Pahat
$527
211 km or 131 mi Tanjungbalai
$488
217 km or 135 mi Taiping
$552
219 km or 136 mi Kluang
$526
229 km or 142 mi Chukai
$532
282 km or 175 mi Tebing Tinggi
$489
291 km or 181 mi Butterworth
$518
291 km or 181 mi Kuala Terengganu
$416
292 km or 181 mi Pekanbaru
$562
293 km or 182 mi Pematangsiantar
$322
294 km or 183 mi George Town
$510
297 km or 184 mi Johor Bahru
$575
309 km or 192 mi Sungai Petani
$526
311 km or 193 mi Singapore City
$2433
315 km or 195 mi Bukit Merah
$1915
335 km or 208 mi Padangsidempuan
$493
338 km or 210 mi Kota Bharu
$460
341 km or 212 mi Medan
$504
346 km or 215 mi Batam
$613
360 km or 224 mi Binjai
$462
361 km or 225 mi Alor Setar
$508
394 km or 245 mi Tanjung Pinang
$451
402 km or 250 mi Kangar
$486
413 km or 257 mi Langkawi
$498
441 km or 274 mi Langsa
$490
451 km or 280 mi Hat Yai
$548
457 km or 284 mi Ko Lipe
$534