Abuja vs Addis Ababa - Cost of Living Comparison

Abuja Addis Ababa
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1305
$831
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2703
$2345
🏠 One person rent
$926
$483
🏘️ Family rent
$1615
$1123
🍽️ Food expenses
$260
$241
🚐 Transport expenses
$66.1
$52.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$176
$202
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
26 km
9 km
🎓 Higher education
36
30
😀 Quality of life
35
43
🏙️ Population
1.24M
3.04M

The cost of living in Abuja is 57% more expensive than in Addis Ababa. Cities ranked 3158th and 5976th ($1305 vs $831) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 3rd and 1st in Nigeria and Ethiopia, respectively. Check Nigeria vs Ethiopia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.1 months in Abuja compared to 0.2 months in Addis Ababa. Abuja ranked 2nd best city to live in Nigeria vs Addis Ababa ranked 1st in Ethiopia, while ranked 7941st and 6708th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abuja vs Addis Ababa

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Abuja Addis Ababa
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.51
$6.28
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$32.1
$30.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.77
$4.03
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.23
$0.76
 Cappuccino
$2.57
$0.72
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.5
$0.69
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1569
$429
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$693
$206
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1093
$1727
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1655
$617
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$26
$95.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$40.3
$148
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$31.8
$137
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
17.77%
16.01%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$12600
$1426
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$11900
$963
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.82
$0.3
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$28.4
$11.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.67
$4.66
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.41
$0.74
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$2.37
$0.85
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.24
$0.53
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.96
$1.59
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.97
$2.12
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.54
$8.48
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.06
$8.03
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.49
$8.75
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.9
$3.07
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$0.85
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.55
$1.5
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.81
$0.73
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.81
$0.47
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$0.77
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.29
$0.26
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.76
$1.02
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.63
$6.64
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.97
$0.98
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1
$3.99
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.51
$1.79
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.89
$2.83
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.08
$1.27
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.07
$1.53
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$41.3
$53.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.72
$3.98
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15.1
$12.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.49
$2.29
👖 Brand Jeans
$19.8
$24
👟 Brand Sneakers
$58.8
$70.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$182
$83.3
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1986
$26873

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225 km or 140 mi Zaria
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291 km or 181 mi Enugu
$938
293 km or 182 mi Bauchi
$567
296 km or 184 mi Owo
$745
297 km or 185 mi Ado Ekiti
$848
321 km or 199 mi Awka
$748
323 km or 201 mi Akure
$662
329 km or 204 mi Ilorin
$753
331 km or 205 mi Onitsha
$501
346 km or 215 mi Kano
$550
352 km or 219 mi Osogbo
$548
357 km or 222 mi Gusau
$754
367 km or 228 mi Ife
$774
368 km or 229 mi Benin
$924
392 km or 243 mi Umuahia
$755
400 km or 249 mi Owerri
$1669
414 km or 257 mi Oyo
$646
434 km or 270 mi Ibadan
$941
438 km or 272 mi Katsina
$712
438 km or 272 mi Warri
$518
438 km or 272 mi Aba
$659
456 km or 283 mi Bamenda
$387
466 km or 289 mi Calabar
$655
482 km or 299 mi Port Harcourt
$854
496 km or 308 mi Maradi
$865
503 km or 312 mi Abeokuta
$1274
509 km or 316 mi Sokoto
$638
513 km or 319 mi Bafoussam
$488
536 km or 333 mi Lagos
$1417
537 km or 334 mi Kumba
$451
552 km or 343 mi Zinder
$867
562 km or 349 mi Save
$559
574 km or 357 mi Damaturu
$725
577 km or 358 mi Buea
$346
592 km or 368 mi Limbe
$370
606 km or 377 mi Malabo
$715
608 km or 378 mi Douala
$549

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Distance City Cost of living
222 km or 138 mi Awasa
$659
254 km or 158 mi Dessie
$606
258 km or 161 mi Jimma
$603
320 km or 199 mi Bahir Dar
$556
349 km or 217 mi Dire Dawa
$553
374 km or 232 mi Harar
$539
421 km or 261 mi Gondar
$565
447 km or 278 mi Jijiga
$601
460 km or 286 mi Dikhil
$522
495 km or 308 mi Ali Sabieh
$523
498 km or 309 mi Borama
$592
502 km or 312 mi Mekelle
$613
561 km or 348 mi Djibouti City
$552
568 km or 353 mi Ad-Damazin
$576
587 km or 365 mi Hargeisa
$788
595 km or 370 mi Obock
$524
651 km or 405 mi Mendefera
$482
666 km or 414 mi El-Gadarif
$589
701 km or 436 mi Asmara
$522
735 km or 457 mi Massawa
$484
752 km or 467 mi Keren
$484
758 km or 471 mi Kassala
$600
761 km or 473 mi Zabid
$484
767 km or 476 mi Taiz
$512
780 km or 485 mi Malakal
$493
789 km or 490 mi Al Hudaydah
$510
805 km or 500 mi Aden
$509
806 km or 501 mi Kosti
$597
807 km or 502 mi Ibb
$502
851 km or 529 mi Bor
$506
853 km or 530 mi Baidoa
$561
870 km or 541 mi Dhamar
$490
914 km or 568 mi Sayyan
$485
914 km or 568 mi Juba
$514
920 km or 572 mi Sanaa
$562
989 km or 615 mi Khartoum North
$617
995 km or 618 mi Khartoum
$744
995 km or 618 mi Gulu
$433
1005 km or 625 mi Meru
$422
1006 km or 625 mi Omdurman
$584