Addis Ababa vs Zurich - Cost of Living Comparison

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Addis Ababa Zurich
🚶 Cost of living one person
$923
$3380
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2499
$8333
🏠 One person rent
$407
$1991
🏘️ Family rent
$978
$3524
🍽️ Food expenses
$367
$899
🚐 Transport expenses
$55.5
$214
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$195
$6558
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Good
✈️ Airport proximity
9 km
8 km
🎓 Higher education
32
81
😀 Quality of life
40
97
🏙️ Population
3.04M
443K

The cost of living in Addis Ababa is 73% less expensive than in Zurich. Cities ranked 5819th and 31st ($923 vs $3380) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 1st and 2nd in Ethiopia and Switzerland, respectively. Check Ethiopia vs Switzerland comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.2 months in Addis Ababa compared to 1.9 months in Zurich. Addis Ababa ranked 1st best city to live in Ethiopia vs Zurich ranked 1st in Switzerland, while ranked 7141st and 6th among best cities to live in the world.

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Addis Ababa Zurich
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.72
$25.8
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$24.1
$114
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.24
$18.5
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.98
$8.65
 Cappuccino
$0.91
$6.14
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.75
$5.54
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$490
$2331
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$240
$1597
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1412
$4197
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$656
$2921
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$99.3
$193
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$153
$294
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$17.1
$54.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
15.83%
2.38%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2118
$11003
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1370
$7611
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.42
$5.03
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$10
$104
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.26
$40.6
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.13
$2.07
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.39
$1.97
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.01
$3.34
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.15
$3.21
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.64
$7.88
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.31
$21.9
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.93
$26
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.2
$46.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.54
$3.99
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
$2.65
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.33
$3.42
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.77
$4.64
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.56
$2.45
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.4
$2.92
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.33
$1.11
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.12
$3.53
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.09
$13.8
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.94
$2.44
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.01
$10
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$18.5
$19.7
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$11
$6.02
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$5.68
$3.6
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.5
$3.56
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$77.5
$91.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.41
$21.6
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$45.1
$154
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.04
$50.3
👖 Brand Jeans
$38.6
$145
👟 Brand Sneakers
$86.8
$143
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$79.6
$2684
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3122
$29266

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Distance City Cost of living
222 km or 138 mi Awasa
$840
254 km or 158 mi Dessie
$820
258 km or 161 mi Jimma
$871
320 km or 199 mi Bahir Dar
$883
349 km or 217 mi Dire Dawa
$705
374 km or 232 mi Harar
$676
421 km or 261 mi Gondar
$885
447 km or 278 mi Jijiga
$702
460 km or 286 mi Dikhil
$524
495 km or 308 mi Ali Sabieh
$524
498 km or 309 mi Borama
$602
502 km or 312 mi Mekelle
$800
561 km or 348 mi Djibouti City
$551
568 km or 353 mi Ad-Damazin
$857
587 km or 365 mi Hargeisa
$815
595 km or 370 mi Obock
$522
651 km or 405 mi Mendefera
$466
666 km or 414 mi El-Gadarif
$959
701 km or 436 mi Asmara
$498
735 km or 457 mi Massawa
$467
752 km or 467 mi Keren
$466
758 km or 471 mi Kassala
$1061
761 km or 473 mi Zabid
$466
767 km or 476 mi Taiz
$490
780 km or 485 mi Malakal
$479
789 km or 490 mi Al Hudaydah
$489
805 km or 500 mi Aden
$486
806 km or 501 mi Kosti
$881
807 km or 502 mi Ibb
$481
851 km or 529 mi Bor
$489
853 km or 530 mi Baidoa
$805
870 km or 541 mi Dhamar
$470
914 km or 568 mi Sayyan
$467
914 km or 568 mi Juba
$498
920 km or 572 mi Sanaa
$523
989 km or 615 mi Khartoum North
$899
995 km or 618 mi Khartoum
$901
995 km or 618 mi Gulu
$556
1005 km or 625 mi Meru
$486
1006 km or 625 mi Omdurman
$936

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Distance City Cost of living
4.2 km or 2.6 mi Altstetten
$3073
6.4 km or 4 mi Dubendorf
$3200
11 km or 6.6 mi Dietikon
$2861
14 km or 8.6 mi Horgen
$3051
14 km or 8.6 mi Uster
$3059
16 km or 9.7 mi Bulach
$2930
19 km or 12 mi Wettingen
$3041
19 km or 12 mi Wadenswil
$3001
19 km or 12 mi Winterthur
$3178
20 km or 13 mi Wetzikon
$2949
20 km or 13 mi Baden
$3128
20 km or 13 mi Baar
$3083
23 km or 15 mi Zug
$3444
28 km or 17 mi Rapperswil-Jona
$2916
33 km or 21 mi Frauenfeld
$2436
36 km or 22 mi Schaffhausen
$2354
37 km or 23 mi Waldshut-Tiengen
$1533
37 km or 23 mi Aarau
$2142
38 km or 24 mi Emmen
$2882
40 km or 25 mi Wil
$2431
40 km or 25 mi Lucerne
$2925
43 km or 27 mi Kriens
$2838
48 km or 30 mi Singen
$1660
51 km or 32 mi Radolfzell
$1806
56 km or 35 mi Kreuzlingen
$2649
57 km or 36 mi Konstanz
$2182
60 km or 37 mi Rheinfelden
$1510
63 km or 39 mi St. Gallen
$2322
63 km or 39 mi Uberlingen
$1910
64 km or 40 mi Donaueschingen
$1412
70 km or 44 mi Riehen
$3296
71 km or 44 mi Tuttlingen
$1394
71 km or 44 mi Lorrach
$1492
74 km or 46 mi Weil am Rhein
$1499
74 km or 46 mi Basel
$2820
76 km or 47 mi Villingen-Schwenningen
$1326
77 km or 48 mi Saint-Louis
$1307
77 km or 48 mi Friedrichshafen
$1717
77 km or 48 mi Schaan
$2243
78 km or 48 mi Allschwil
$2846