Benin vs Latvia - Cost of Living Comparison

Benin Latvia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$645
$860
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1595
$2122
🏠 One person rent
$242
$400
🏘️ Family rent
$371
$639
🍽️ Food expenses
$253
$299
🚐 Transport expenses
$93.9
$62.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$210
$936
💸 GDP per capita
$1291
$17737
😃 Human freedom index
7.32
8.67
❤️ Life expectancy
62.1
75.4
👮 Corruption perceptions index
42
59
🌐 English speaking %
1%
45.9%
🎓 Higher education
44
72
😀 Quality of life
24
68
🏙️ Population
11.2M
1.91M

The average cost of living in Benin ($645) is 25% less expensive than in Latvia ($860). Benin ranked 132nd vs 87th for Latvia 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 1.1 months in Latvia. Ranked 175th and 35th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Benin vs Latvia

We calculate prices for Benin and Latvia 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 Latvia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.74
$7.32
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$25.2
$34.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.39
$6.15
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.21
$3.05
 Cappuccino
$3.9
$2.78
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.69
$1.39
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$276
$359
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$142
$239
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$342
$606
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$264
$392
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$33.6
$123
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$51.6
$190
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$39.6
$14.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.01%
2.58%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$9011
$1951
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$588
$1156
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.57
$1.04
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$23.2
$42.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$25.3
$7.24
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.8
$1.72
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.71
$1.11
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.84
$1.04
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.79
$1.59
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.08
$2.22
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.47
$8.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.67
$6.03
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.48
$9.18
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.73
$1.17
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.99
$1.46
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.17
$1.66
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.21
$2.5
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$0.7
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
$0.6
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$0.47
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.46
$1.71
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.24
$7.38
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.96
$1.21
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.59
$4.26
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.74
$8.15
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.83
$4.31
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.86
$1.59
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.12
$2.55
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$27.2
$34.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.32
$7.65
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$23.8
$43.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.73
$14.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$28.9
$61.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$45
$69.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$258
$294
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4803
$12996

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Cities Comparison in Benin vs Latvia

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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 Latvia

City Cost of living Population
Riga
$967
615K
Daugavpils
$644
80.6K
Liepaja
$650
68K
Jurmala
$829
50.2K
Jelgava
$724
55.3K
Ventspils
$758
33.4K
Jekabpils
$580
21.6K
Valmiera
$673
23K
Ogre
$676
23K
Rezekne
$582
26.8K