Benin vs Burkina Faso - Cost of Living Comparison

Benin Burkina Faso
🚶 Cost of living one person
$645
$677
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1595
$1679
🏠 One person rent
$242
$302
🏘️ Family rent
$371
$473
🍽️ Food expenses
$253
$248
🚐 Transport expenses
$93.9
$46.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$210
$178
💸 GDP per capita
$1291
$858
😃 Human freedom index
7.32
6.85
❤️ Life expectancy
62.1
62
👮 Corruption perceptions index
42
42
🌐 English speaking %
1%
1%
🎓 Higher education
44
36
😀 Quality of life
24
22
🏙️ Population
11.2M
20.5M

The average cost of living in Benin ($645) is 5% less expensive than in Burkina Faso ($677). Benin ranked 132nd vs 124th for Burkina Faso in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.3 months in Benin compared to 0.3 months in Burkina Faso. Ranked 175th and 181st best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Benin vs Burkina Faso

We calculate prices for Benin and Burkina Faso as a population-weighted mean of 4 and 10 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Benin Burkina Faso
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.74
$4.27
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$25.2
$16.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.39
$4.44
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.21
$1.05
 Cappuccino
$3.9
$1.86
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.69
$0.58
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$276
$321
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$142
$101
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$342
$434
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$264
$231
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$33.6
$79.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$51.6
$124
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$39.6
$76.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.01%
6.97%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$9011
$227
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$588
$228
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.57
$0.48
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$23.2
$14
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$25.3
$4.23
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.8
$1.02
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.71
$1.93
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.84
$0.78
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.79
$0.7
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.08
$1.88
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.47
$9.49
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.67
$8.62
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.48
$4.08
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.73
$2.11
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.99
$1.2
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.17
$0.9
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.21
$1.12
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$1.48
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
$1.3
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$0.52
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.46
$1.63
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.24
$8.99
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.96
$0.99
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.59
$1.28
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.74
$4.55
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.83
$5.3
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.86
$2.79
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.12
$3.17
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$27.2
$37
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.32
$2.55
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$23.8
$34.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.73
$9.09
👖 Brand Jeans
$28.9
$78.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$45
$62.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$258
$162
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4803
$12175

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Cities Comparison in Benin vs Burkina Faso

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Benin

City Cost of living Population
Cotonou
$681
679K
Porto-Novo
$593
264K
Abomey
$560
90.2K
Save
$559
31.4K

In Burkina Faso

City Cost of living Population
Ouagadougou
$701
2.45M
Bobo-Dioulasso
$671
904K
Koudougou
$566
160K
Ouahigouya
$593
125K
Fada N'gourma
$592
73.2K
Dedougou
$593
63.6K
Leo
$592
51.7K
Dori
$593
46.5K
Nouna
$592
32.4K
Manga
$593
28.6K