Abidjan vs Medellin - Cost of Living Comparison

Abidjan Medellin
🚶 Cost of living one person
$860
$648
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2382
$1545
🏠 One person rent
$380
$281
🏘️ Family rent
$1014
$455
🍽️ Food expenses
$282
$208
🚐 Transport expenses
$114
$97.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$125
$376
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
14 km
3 km
🎓 Higher education
32
70
😀 Quality of life
36
58
🏙️ Population
4.98M
2.53M

The cost of living in Abidjan is 33% more expensive than in Medellin. Cities ranked 5869th and 7151st ($860 vs $648) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 3rd in Ivory Coast and Colombia, respectively. Check Ivory Coast vs Colombia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.1 months in Abidjan compared to 0.6 months in Medellin. Abidjan ranked 1st best city to live in Ivory Coast vs Medellin ranked 2nd in Colombia, while ranked 7742nd and 5504th among best cities to live in the world.

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Abidjan Medellin
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.15
$4.88
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$28.9
$17.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.55
$5.12
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.9
$1.36
 Cappuccino
$2.02
$1.69
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.69
$0.73
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$465
$290
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$188
$207
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1219
$521
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$735
$344
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$82.8
$34.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$128
$52.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$53.8
$23.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.64%
10.11%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1737
$1156
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$978
$1105
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.31
$0.58
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$39.1
$33.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.07
$9.61
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.02
$0.56
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.59
$0.75
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.51
$1
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.11
$0.97
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.85
$1.95
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.5
$4.66
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.91
$4.6
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.74
$5.96
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.74
$2.08
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.75
$0.69
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.81
$1.1
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.79
$0.93
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.92
$1.07
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.97
$0.98
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.47
$0.38
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.14
$1.44
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$4.67
$9.26
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.86
$0.86
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.48
$1.88
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.9
$3.34
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.17
$4.25
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.38
$1.62
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.27
$1.4
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$45.9
$20.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$7.73
$3.75
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$24.8
$26.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.96
$4.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$52.7
$41.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$75.6
$63.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$116
$162
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2611
$4586

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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
8.1 km or 5 mi Envigado
$500
9.9 km or 6.1 mi Bello
$402
131 km or 82 mi Manizales
$474
135 km or 84 mi Quibdo
$425
160 km or 99 mi Pereira
$414
171 km or 106 mi Cartago
$392
179 km or 111 mi Salento
$422
190 km or 118 mi Armenia
$421
205 km or 127 mi Ibague
$363
209 km or 130 mi Facatativa
$379
212 km or 131 mi Barrancabermeja
$376
221 km or 137 mi Zipaquira
$443
232 km or 144 mi Girardot
$360
239 km or 148 mi Soacha
$466
242 km or 150 mi Turbo
$430
246 km or 153 mi Bogota
$679
250 km or 155 mi Tulua
$393
257 km or 160 mi Tunja
$367
282 km or 175 mi Monteria
$486
285 km or 177 mi Duitama
$444
288 km or 179 mi Bucaramanga
$480
289 km or 179 mi Floridablanca
$404
298 km or 185 mi Sogamoso
$341
308 km or 192 mi Buenaventura
$433
312 km or 194 mi Palmira
$391
318 km or 198 mi Villavicencio
$411
329 km or 204 mi Cali
$555
331 km or 206 mi Ocana
$422
334 km or 208 mi Santa Cruz de Lorica
$423
340 km or 211 mi Sincelejo
$421
346 km or 215 mi Magangue
$423
367 km or 228 mi Yopal
$428
370 km or 230 mi Neiva
$390
386 km or 240 mi Cucuta
$384
387 km or 241 mi San Antonio del Tachira
$677
391 km or 243 mi Rubio
$680
406 km or 252 mi San Cristobal
$691
410 km or 255 mi Tariba
$681
438 km or 272 mi Popayan
$400
448 km or 279 mi La Grita
$676