Benin vs Indonesia - Cost of Living Comparison

Benin Indonesia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$645
$564
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1595
$1422
🏠 One person rent
$242
$260
🏘️ Family rent
$371
$511
🍽️ Food expenses
$253
$207
🚐 Transport expenses
$93.9
$41.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$210
$326
💸 GDP per capita
$1291
$3870
😃 Human freedom index
7.32
7.1
❤️ Life expectancy
62.1
71.9
👮 Corruption perceptions index
42
38
🌐 English speaking %
1%
18%
🎓 Higher education
44
71
😀 Quality of life
24
51
🏙️ Population
11.2M
271M

The average cost of living in Benin ($645) is 14% more expensive than in Indonesia ($564). Benin ranked 132nd vs 153rd for Indonesia 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 Indonesia. Ranked 175th and 83rd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Benin vs Indonesia

We calculate prices for Benin and Indonesia as a population-weighted mean of 4 and 82 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 Indonesia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.74
$1.85
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$25.2
$14.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.39
$3.3
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.21
$2.99
 Cappuccino
$3.9
$2.11
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.69
$0.68
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$276
$275
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$142
$167
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$342
$601
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$264
$371
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$33.6
$41.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$51.6
$64.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$39.6
$30
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.01%
9.81%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$9011
$1590
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$588
$848
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.57
$0.32
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$23.2
$14.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$25.3
$3.91
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.8
$0.75
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.71
$1.29
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.84
$1.19
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.79
$0.95
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.08
$1.51
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.47
$7.39
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.67
$3.4
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.48
$8.16
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.73
$2.45
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.99
$1.37
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.17
$1.73
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.21
$1.05
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$1.28
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
$2.01
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$0.3
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.46
$1.17
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.24
$18.5
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.96
$2.31
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.59
$1.92
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.74
$2.65
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.83
$2.04
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.86
$0.99
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.12
$0.87
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$27.2
$27
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.32
$3.33
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$23.8
$14.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.73
$3.79
👖 Brand Jeans
$28.9
$38.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$45
$68.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$258
$99.2
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4803
$7362

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Cities Comparison in Benin vs Indonesia

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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 Indonesia

City Cost of living Population
Jakarta
$708
10.6M
Bali
$736
4.23M
Bekasi
$531
2.38M
Tangerang
$638
2.24M
Surabaya
$539
2.89M
Bandung
$506
2.88M
Medan
$504
2.11M
Depok
$467
2.33M
Bogor
$505
1.03M
South Tangerang
$530
1.64M
Batam
$613
1.03M
Pekanbaru
$562
983K
Semarang
$525
1.62M
Cilacap
$523
1.17M
Makassar
$510
1.34M
Bandar Lampung
$348
1.17M
Palembang
$500
1.54M
Padang
$985
915K
Denpasar
$562
835K
Samarinda
$590
753K
Cimahi
$617
587K
Malang
$418
866K
Banjarmasin
$410
693K
Pontianak
$446
618K
Serang
$510
613K
Jambi
$499
602K
Tasikmalaya
$443
678K
Manado
$611
462K
Kupang
$494
434K
Jayapura
$463
413K