Abidjan vs Paramaribo - Cost of Living Comparison

Abidjan Paramaribo
🚶 Cost of living one person
$860
$675
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2382
$1735
🏠 One person rent
$380
$263
🏘️ Family rent
$1014
$522
🍽️ Food expenses
$282
$315
🚐 Transport expenses
$114
$36
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$125
$207
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Excellent
✈️ Airport proximity
14 km
46 km
🎓 Higher education
32
12
😀 Quality of life
36
38
🏙️ Population
4.98M
224K

The cost of living in Abidjan is 27% more expensive than in Paramaribo. Cities ranked 5869th and 6785th ($860 vs $675) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 2nd in Ivory Coast and Suriname, respectively. Check Ivory Coast vs Suriname comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.1 months in Abidjan compared to 0.3 months in Paramaribo. Abidjan ranked 1st best city to live in Ivory Coast vs Paramaribo ranked 1st in Suriname, while ranked 7742nd and 7469th among best cities to live in the world.

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Abidjan Paramaribo
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.15
$4.25
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$28.9
$54.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.55
$5.95
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.9
$1.93
 Cappuccino
$2.02
$2.91
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.69
$0.98
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$465
$272
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$188
$194
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1219
$580
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$735
$417
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$82.8
$36.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$128
$57
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$53.8
$15.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.64%
14.17%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1737
$769
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$978
$456
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.31
$0.45
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$39.1
$5.95
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.07
$13.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.02
$0.85
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.59
$1.07
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.51
$0.96
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.11
$0.82
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.85
$2.51
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.5
$11.9
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.91
$4.79
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.74
$7.82
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.74
$4.86
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.75
$1.73
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.81
$2.3
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.79
$2.55
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.92
$1.15
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.97
$0.87
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.47
$0.46
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.14
$1.5
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$4.67
$11.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.86
$1.22
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.48
$2.76
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.9
$7.02
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.17
$6.02
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.38
$1.18
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.27
$2.81
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$45.9
$9.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$7.73
$4.96
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$24.8
$9.96
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.96
$1.97
👖 Brand Jeans
$52.7
$56
👟 Brand Sneakers
$75.6
$88.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$116
$81.1
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2611
$4082

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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
132 km or 82 mi Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni
$1226
201 km or 125 mi Nieuw Nickerie
$736
263 km or 164 mi New Amsterdam
$835
290 km or 180 mi Kourou
$1231
330 km or 205 mi Cayenne
$1440
347 km or 216 mi Linden
$875
347 km or 216 mi Georgetown
$833
698 km or 434 mi Boa Vista
$568
792 km or 492 mi Santana
$555
792 km or 492 mi Macapa
$492
833 km or 518 mi Upata
$679
837 km or 520 mi Tucupita
$679
850 km or 528 mi San Fernando
$928
851 km or 529 mi Scarborough
$1100
852 km or 530 mi Oriximina
$554
859 km or 534 mi Chaguanas
$973
871 km or 541 mi Ciudad Guayana
$846
872 km or 542 mi San Juan
$908
879 km or 546 mi Port of Spain
$1002
925 km or 575 mi Santarem
$607
940 km or 584 mi Bridgetown
$1262
950 km or 590 mi Holetown
$1268
958 km or 596 mi Ciudad Bolivar
$865
960 km or 597 mi Parintins
$554
983 km or 611 mi Maturin
$980
988 km or 614 mi Breves
$554
993 km or 617 mi Grenville
$1000
996 km or 619 mi St. George's
$1018
1036 km or 644 mi Carupano
$691
1049 km or 652 mi Kingstown
$866
1052 km or 654 mi Georgetown
$845
1057 km or 657 mi El Tigre
$702
1061 km or 659 mi Altamira
$555
1066 km or 662 mi Itacoatiara
$585
1067 km or 663 mi Maues
$555
1080 km or 671 mi Vieux Fort
$1095
1082 km or 673 mi Cantaura
$681
1095 km or 680 mi Abaetetuba
$575
1099 km or 683 mi Anaco
$697
1100 km or 683 mi Cameta
$558