Abidjan vs Shanghai - Cost of Living Comparison

Abidjan Shanghai
🚶 Cost of living one person
$860
$1413
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2382
$4223
🏠 One person rent
$380
$783
🏘️ Family rent
$1014
$1826
🍽️ Food expenses
$282
$347
🚐 Transport expenses
$114
$111
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$125
$1372
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
14 km
13 km
🎓 Higher education
32
100
😀 Quality of life
36
77
🏙️ Population
4.98M
24.9M

The cost of living in Abidjan is 39% less expensive than in Shanghai. Cities ranked 5869th and 2914th ($860 vs $1413) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 5th in Ivory Coast and China, respectively. Check Ivory Coast vs China comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.1 months in Abidjan compared to 1 months in Shanghai. Abidjan ranked 1st best city to live in Ivory Coast vs Shanghai ranked 4th in China, while ranked 7742nd and 525th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abidjan vs Shanghai

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Abidjan Shanghai
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.15
$6.14
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$28.9
$48.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.55
$6.01
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.9
$2.68
 Cappuccino
$2.02
$4.56
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.69
$0.56
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$465
$1078
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$188
$633
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1219
$2745
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$735
$1493
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$82.8
$41.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$128
$63.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$53.8
$18.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.64%
5.13%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1737
$18571
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$978
$9787
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.31
$0.59
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$39.1
$30.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.07
$6.4
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.02
$1.23
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.59
$2.83
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.51
$2.68
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.11
$1.97
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.85
$2.86
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.5
$18.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.91
$5.29
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.74
$13.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.74
$2.41
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.75
$1.68
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.81
$2.29
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.79
$1.7
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.92
$0.99
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.97
$1.07
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.47
$0.48
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.14
$1.6
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$4.67
$17
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.86
$0.99
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.48
$3.94
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.9
$4.59
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.17
$5.53
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.38
$1.55
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.27
$2.61
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$45.9
$66.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$7.73
$9.04
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$24.8
$135
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.96
$18.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$52.7
$78.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$75.6
$108
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$116
$1377
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2611
$27661

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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
9.4 km or 5.8 mi Pudong
$759
47 km or 29 mi Taicang
$677
53 km or 33 mi Kunshan
$699
74 km or 46 mi Qidong
$677
82 km or 51 mi Suzhou
$921
82 km or 51 mi Jiaxing
$730
85 km or 53 mi Haimen
$673
88 km or 55 mi Changshu
$689
106 km or 66 mi Nantong
$1047
117 km or 73 mi Zhangjiagang
$686
121 km or 75 mi Wuxi
$861
135 km or 84 mi Huzhou
$720
141 km or 87 mi Jiangyin
$681
142 km or 88 mi Zhoushan
$680
144 km or 89 mi Ningbo
$809
148 km or 92 mi Jingjiang
$665
155 km or 96 mi Shaoxing
$745
158 km or 98 mi Yixing
$678
159 km or 99 mi Changzhou
$782
160 km or 100 mi Rugao
$682
161 km or 100 mi Hangzhou
$882
177 km or 110 mi Taixing
$678
179 km or 111 mi Hai'an
$669
191 km or 119 mi Liyang
$666
197 km or 122 mi Yangzhong
$649
198 km or 123 mi Guangde
$657
201 km or 125 mi Danyang
$669
208 km or 129 mi Taizhou
$696
217 km or 135 mi Dongtai
$675
223 km or 139 mi Zhenjiang
$588
235 km or 146 mi Yangzhou
$709
236 km or 146 mi Jurong
$664
244 km or 152 mi Ningguo
$651
246 km or 153 mi Yiwu
$696
250 km or 155 mi Xinghua
$682
250 km or 156 mi Yizheng
$660
259 km or 161 mi Linhai
$675
260 km or 161 mi Xuancheng
$732
262 km or 163 mi Gaoyou
$669
274 km or 170 mi Nanjing
$817