Benin vs Egypt - Cost of Living Comparison

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Benin Egypt
🚶 Cost of living one person
$715
$493
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1761
$1209
🏠 One person rent
$277
$178
🏘️ Family rent
$453
$292
🍽️ Food expenses
$286
$206
🚐 Transport expenses
$91
$37
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$127
$182
💸 GDP per capita
$1303
$4295
😃 Human freedom index
6.86
4.24
❤️ Life expectancy
59.8
70.2
👮 Corruption perceptions index
43
35
🌐 English speaking %
1%
31.4%
🎓 Higher education
43
73
😀 Quality of life
17
37
🏙️ Population
11.2M
94.8M

The average cost of living in Benin ($715) is 45% more expensive than in Egypt ($493). Benin ranked 131st vs 182nd for Egypt in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.2 months in Benin compared to 0.4 months in Egypt. Ranked 176th and 130th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Benin vs Egypt

We calculate prices for Benin and Egypt as a population-weighted mean of 4 and 29 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 Egypt
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.61
$4.58
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$24.8
$22.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.94
$5.23
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.45
$2.45
 Cappuccino
$4.21
$1.69
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.68
$0.36
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$295
$179
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$151
$144
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$428
$312
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$305
$240
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$49.9
$17.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$76.5
$27.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$47.4
$10.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.98%
14.26%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$8258
$677
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$846
$395
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.64
$0.24
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$23.9
$13.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$22.1
$3.12
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.9
$0.37
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.88
$1.11
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.72
$0.72
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.72
$0.93
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.41
$1.84
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.11
$4.62
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.06
$5.73
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.04
$11.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.04
$1.55
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
$0.72
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
$0.56
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$0.52
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.42
$0.51
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.53
$0.86
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.73
$0.16
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.58
$0.78
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.97
$7.82
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.06
$1.6
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.53
$2.21
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.91
$2.15
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.11
$2.44
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.99
$1.21
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.25
$0.78
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$28.8
$17
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.03
$4.13
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$25.1
$11.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.74
$2.78
👖 Brand Jeans
$30.9
$52.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$48.2
$122
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$205
$95.6
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5958
$3199

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Benin

City Cost of living Population
Cotonou
$730
679K
Porto-Novo
$695
264K
Abomey
$676
90.2K
Save
$674
31.4K

In Egypt

City Cost of living Population
Cairo
$534
9.61M
Giza
$499
5.6M
Alexandria
$498
4.87M
Shubra El Kheima
$498
1.03M
Helwan
$481
619K
Mansoura
$448
622K
El Mahalla El Kubra
$478
593K
Faiyum
$467
519K
Port Said
$379
524K
Suez
$362
517K
Ismailia
$458
429K
Tanta
$432
430K
Asyut
$399
389K
Zagazig
$463
303K
Shibin El Kom
$479
268K
Damanhur
$396
244K
Kafr El Dawwar
$450
263K
Minya
$444
236K
Damietta
$412
207K
Beni Suef
$461
193K
Benha
$477
158K
Aswan
$281
268K
Sohag
$447
194K
Hurghada
$436
161K
Qena
$440
201K
Sharm El Sheikh
$603
73K
Luxor
$401
202K
El Gouna
$437
15K
Dahab
$598
4.48K