Prices in Abidjan vs Lilongwe - Cost of Living Comparison

AbidjanLilongwe
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1043
$895
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3021
$2129
🏠 One person rent
$458
$486
🏘️ Family rent
$1349
$858
🍽️ Food Expenses
$339
$248
🚐 Transport Expenses
$125
$83.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$178
$936
🏙️ Population
4.98M
782k

The cost of living in Abidjan is 17% more expensive than in Lilongwe. Cities ranked 5299th and 5683rd ($1043 vs $895) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 1st in Ivory Coast and Malawi, respectively. Check Ivory Coast vs Malawi comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.2 months in Abidjan compared to 1 months in Lilongwe. Abidjan ranked 1st best city to live in Ivory Coast vs Lilongwe ranked 1st in Malawi, while ranked 9007th and 7780th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abidjan vs Lilongwe

AbidjanLilongwe
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.44
$4.48
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$34.5
$28.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.65
$5.72
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.03
$1.16
☕ Cappuccino
$3.16
$1.91
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.26
$0.87
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$539
$515
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$193
$378
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1751
$795
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$931
$754
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$107
$30.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$165
$46.6
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$88.7
$49.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.03%
29.97%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1644
$1107
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$937
$560
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.34
$0.68
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$43.1
$37
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.76
$11.2
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.08
$1.18
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.72
$1.19
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.8
$0.61
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.28
$0.8
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.6
$1.68
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.6
$14.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$3.44
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.49
$5.02
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.64
$3.12
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.58
$1.59
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.25
$3
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.74
$1.5
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.92
$1.18
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.92
$2
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.57
$0.56
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.34
$1.29
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.52
$8.34
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.87
$1.09
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.2
$2.68
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.97
$3.92
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.53
$1.35
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.64
$1.18
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.47
$0.65
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$83.1
$39.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.69
$4.09
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$29.1
$27.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.72
$4
👖 Brand Jeans
$105
$54
👟 Brand Sneakers
$111
$92.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$93.9
$317
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4405
$6973

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36 km or 22 miGrand-Bassam
$657
39 km or 24 miDabou
$839
70 km or 43 miAgboville
$840
157 km or 98 miDivo
$841
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

Cities near Lilongwe

DistanceCityCost of living
123 km or 76 miMonkey Bay
$726
134 km or 83 miNtcheu
$775
169 km or 105 miMangochi
$777
228 km or 142 miZomba
$734
233 km or 145 miMzimba
$778
240 km or 149 miBlantyre
$676
243 km or 151 miTete
$819
283 km or 176 miMzuzu
$748
293 km or 182 miMulanje
$731
506 km or 314 miKasama
$567
518 km or 322 miHarare
$1179
524 km or 326 miMarondera
$577
533 km or 331 miChitungwiza
$854
536 km or 333 miChinhoyi
$743
545 km or 339 miQuelimane
$651
550 km or 342 miKapiri Mposhi
$576
566 km or 352 miMbeya
$543
567 km or 353 miMutare
$853
568 km or 353 miNdola
$566
572 km or 355 miChimoio
$597
603 km or 375 miNampula
$881
613 km or 381 miLusaka
$589
616 km or 383 miMansa
$543
616 km or 383 miKitwe
$590
618 km or 384 miMufulira
$542
637 km or 396 miKadoma
$760
660 km or 410 miChingola
$639
660 km or 410 miBeira
$903
682 km or 424 miKwekwe
$696
732 km or 455 miLubumbashi
$786
740 km or 460 miPemba
$1047
741 km or 460 miGweru
$902
744 km or 462 miNacala
$951
746 km or 464 miMasvingo
$819
795 km or 494 miChoma
$558
835 km or 519 miLikasi
$616
883 km or 549 miBulawayo
$775
886 km or 551 miDodoma
$538
902 km or 560 miMorogoro
$465
949 km or 590 miLivingstone
$548