Benin vs Ireland - Cost of Living Comparison

Benin Ireland
🚶 Cost of living one person
$645
$1974
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1595
$4326
🏠 One person rent
$242
$1258
🏘️ Family rent
$371
$2052
🍽️ Food expenses
$253
$462
🚐 Transport expenses
$93.9
$131
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$210
$2875
💸 GDP per capita
$1291
$85423
😃 Human freedom index
7.32
8.9
❤️ Life expectancy
62.1
82.2
👮 Corruption perceptions index
42
74
🌐 English speaking %
1%
98.4%
🎓 Higher education
44
88
😀 Quality of life
24
85
🏙️ Population
11.2M
4.76M

The average cost of living in Benin ($645) is 67% less expensive than in Ireland ($1974). Benin ranked 132nd vs 9th for Ireland 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 1.5 months in Ireland. Ranked 175th and 4th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Benin vs Ireland

We calculate prices for Benin and Ireland as a population-weighted mean of 4 and 12 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 Ireland
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.74
$14.8
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$25.2
$62.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.39
$8.88
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.21
$6.02
 Cappuccino
$3.9
$3.55
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.69
$1.95
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$276
$1362
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$142
$1035
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$342
$2196
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$264
$1744
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$33.6
$111
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$51.6
$170
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$39.6
$47.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.01%
3.36%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$9011
$5239
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$588
$3568
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.57
$2.69
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$23.2
$101
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$25.3
$21
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.8
$1.94
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.71
$1.19
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.84
$1.63
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.79
$1.43
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.08
$3.12
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.47
$9.97
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.67
$9.24
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.48
$10.2
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.73
$2.39
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.99
$1.78
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.17
$2.34
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.21
$2.98
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$1.54
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
$1.15
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$0.9
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.46
$2.48
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.24
$11.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.96
$2.8
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.59
$15
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.74
$7.02
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.83
$4.68
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.86
$2.34
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.12
$2.66
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$27.2
$40.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.32
$11.7
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$23.8
$59.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.73
$14.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$28.9
$74.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$45
$79.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$258
$1040
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4803
$8323

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Cities Comparison in Benin vs Ireland

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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 Ireland

City Cost of living Population
Dublin
$2278
553K
Cork
$1729
209K
Limerick
$1260
58.3K
Galway
$1828
79.5K
Waterford
$1681
48.4K
Swords
$1715
36.9K
Dundalk
$1694
39K
Drogheda
$1683
41K
Naas
$1754
21.4K
Kilkenny
$1753
22.2K
Wexford
$1754
20.2K
Tralee
$1431
4.89K