Addis Ababa vs Rawalpindi - Cost of Living Comparison

Addis Ababa Rawalpindi
🚶 Cost of living one person
$752
$249
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2234
$613
🏠 One person rent
$395
$96.2
🏘️ Family rent
$1132
$181
🍽️ Food expenses
$252
$89
🚐 Transport expenses
$51.5
$40.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$217
$139
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Bad
✈️ Airport proximity
9 km
23 km
🎓 Higher education
30
65
😀 Quality of life
42
49
🏙️ Population
3.04M
2.1M

The cost of living in Addis Ababa is 203% more expensive than in Rawalpindi. Cities ranked 6376th and 9253rd ($752 vs $249) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 9th in Ethiopia and Pakistan, respectively. Check Ethiopia vs Pakistan comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.3 months in Addis Ababa compared to 0.6 months in Rawalpindi. Addis Ababa ranked 1st best city to live in Ethiopia vs Rawalpindi ranked 3rd in Pakistan, while ranked 6810th and 6289th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Addis Ababa vs Rawalpindi

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Addis Ababa Rawalpindi
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.66
$1.01
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$29.9
$7.36
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.97
$2.24
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.72
$1.86
 Cappuccino
$0.73
$1.41
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.63
$0.2
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$443
$70.4
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$223
$60.1
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1780
$157
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$740
$131
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$103
$18.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$158
$29.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$26.1
$15.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
16.22%
13.83%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1497
$478
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$997
$587
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.35
$0.11
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$11
$6.15
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.52
$5.04
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.78
$0.64
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.92
$0.53
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.57
$0.41
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.99
$0.71
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.09
$0.73
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.71
$4.08
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.96
$1.65
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.94
$2.9
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.22
$0.72
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.88
$0.49
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.83
$0.6
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.69
$0.37
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.44
$0.22
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.62
$0.22
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.24
$0.19
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.04
$0.64
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.11
$1.3
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.98
$1.33
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.03
$0.74
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.74
$0.93
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.89
$1.44
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.37
$0.55
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.46
$0.43
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$61.4
$10.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.99
$2.12
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$11
$4.57
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.24
$1.31
👖 Brand Jeans
$26.9
$11
👟 Brand Sneakers
$56
$32.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$74.1
$27
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$13660
$1051

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Distance City Cost of living
222 km or 138 mi Awasa
$609
254 km or 158 mi Dessie
$570
258 km or 161 mi Jimma
$569
320 km or 199 mi Bahir Dar
$575
349 km or 217 mi Dire Dawa
$491
374 km or 232 mi Harar
$476
421 km or 261 mi Gondar
$598
447 km or 278 mi Jijiga
$554
460 km or 286 mi Dikhil
$519
495 km or 308 mi Ali Sabieh
$521
498 km or 309 mi Borama
$618
502 km or 312 mi Mekelle
$578
561 km or 348 mi Djibouti City
$548
568 km or 353 mi Ad-Damazin
$574
587 km or 365 mi Hargeisa
$801
595 km or 370 mi Obock
$520
651 km or 405 mi Mendefera
$485
666 km or 414 mi El-Gadarif
$588
701 km or 436 mi Asmara
$522
735 km or 457 mi Massawa
$487
752 km or 467 mi Keren
$488
758 km or 471 mi Kassala
$598
761 km or 473 mi Zabid
$488
767 km or 476 mi Taiz
$512
780 km or 485 mi Malakal
$495
789 km or 490 mi Al Hudaydah
$511
805 km or 500 mi Aden
$508
806 km or 501 mi Kosti
$598
807 km or 502 mi Ibb
$502
851 km or 529 mi Bor
$507
853 km or 530 mi Baidoa
$603
870 km or 541 mi Dhamar
$492
914 km or 568 mi Sayyan
$487
914 km or 568 mi Juba
$515
920 km or 572 mi Sanaa
$553
989 km or 615 mi Khartoum North
$614
995 km or 618 mi Khartoum
$759
995 km or 618 mi Gulu
$455
1005 km or 625 mi Meru
$412
1006 km or 625 mi Omdurman
$570

Cities near Rawalpindi

Distance City Cost of living
11 km or 7 mi Islamabad
$311
40 km or 25 mi Wah
$201
82 km or 51 mi Mirpur
$255
116 km or 72 mi Mardan
$216
120 km or 75 mi Mandi Bahauddin
$223
135 km or 84 mi Baramulla
$358
146 km or 90 mi Mingora
$228
148 km or 92 mi Gujrat
$221
151 km or 94 mi Kohat
$225
152 km or 94 mi Peshawar
$223
170 km or 105 mi Srinagar
$392
173 km or 107 mi Sargodha
$324
180 km or 112 mi Hafizabad
$219
183 km or 114 mi Sialkot
$263
192 km or 119 mi Jammu
$317
192 km or 119 mi Gujranwala
$193
210 km or 130 mi Chiniot
$205
211 km or 131 mi Kamoke
$190
228 km or 142 mi Sheikhupura
$210
243 km or 151 mi Faisalabad
$230
257 km or 160 mi Lahore
$322
258 km or 160 mi Jalalabad
$336
269 km or 167 mi Jhang
$217
275 km or 171 mi Gojra
$273
276 km or 172 mi Sahiwal
$187
277 km or 172 mi Amritsar
$430
283 km or 176 mi Pathankot
$330
294 km or 183 mi Khost
$324
312 km or 194 mi Okara
$269
346 km or 215 mi Jalandhar
$389
355 km or 221 mi Gardez
$326
374 km or 232 mi Kabul
$347
382 km or 238 mi Khanewal
$248
385 km or 239 mi Burewala
$204
397 km or 247 mi Ludhiana
$376
409 km or 254 mi Multan
$217
430 km or 267 mi Ghazni
$323
457 km or 284 mi Dera Ghazi Khan
$208
474 km or 294 mi Chandigarh
$399
475 km or 295 mi Shimla
$275