Benin vs Eritrea - Cost of Living Comparison

Benin Eritrea
🚶 Cost of living one person
$645
$516
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1595
$1250
🏠 One person rent
$242
$230
🏘️ Family rent
$371
$414
🍽️ Food expenses
$253
$188
🚐 Transport expenses
$93.9
$46.8
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$210
$299
💸 GDP per capita
$1291
$643
😃 Human freedom index
7.32
4.8
❤️ Life expectancy
62.1
66.7
👮 Corruption perceptions index
42
22
🌐 English speaking %
1%
0%
🎓 Higher education
44
13
😀 Quality of life
24
16
🏙️ Population
11.2M
3.5M

The average cost of living in Benin ($645) is 25% more expensive than in Eritrea ($516). Benin ranked 132nd vs 170th for Eritrea 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 0.6 months in Eritrea. Ranked 175th and 191st best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Benin vs Eritrea

We calculate prices for Benin and Eritrea as a population-weighted mean of 4 and 4 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 Eritrea
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.74
$2.86
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$25.2
$17.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.39
$4.41
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.21
$1.65
 Cappuccino
$3.9
$1.54
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.69
$0.57
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$276
$220
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$142
$143
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$342
$462
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$264
$288
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$33.6
$35.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$51.6
$54.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$39.6
$36.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.01%
12.23%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$9011
$1056
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$588
$603
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.57
$0.39
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$23.2
$17
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$25.3
$6.52
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.8
$0.97
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.71
$1
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.84
$0.67
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.79
$1.04
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.08
$1.44
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.47
$5.74
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.67
$4.05
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.48
$5.96
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.73
$2
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.99
$1.06
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.17
$1.29
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.21
$0.85
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$0.87
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
$0.87
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$0.34
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.46
$1.19
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.24
$6.86
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.96
$1.3
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.59
$2.36
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.74
$3.09
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.83
$2.8
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.86
$1.48
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.12
$1.1
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$27.2
$22.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.32
$3.91
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$23.8
$19
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.73
$4.01
👖 Brand Jeans
$28.9
$27.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$45
$58.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$258
$89.6
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4803
$2829

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Cities Comparison in Benin vs Eritrea

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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 Eritrea

City Cost of living Population
Asmara
$522
963K
Keren
$484
120K
Massawa
$484
39.8K
Mendefera
$482
28.5K