Benin vs Maldives - Cost of Living Comparison

Benin Maldives
🚶 Cost of living one person
$645
$1188
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1595
$2966
🏠 One person rent
$242
$752
🏘️ Family rent
$371
$1753
🍽️ Food expenses
$253
$317
🚐 Transport expenses
$93.9
$43.4
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$210
$761
💸 GDP per capita
$1291
$6924
😃 Human freedom index
7.32
7.1
❤️ Life expectancy
62.1
79.2
👮 Corruption perceptions index
42
40
🌐 English speaking %
1%
70%
🎓 Higher education
44
11
😀 Quality of life
24
55
🏙️ Population
11.2M
436K

The average cost of living in Benin ($645) is 46% less expensive than in Maldives ($1188). Benin ranked 132nd vs 40th for Maldives 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 Maldives. Ranked 175th and 72nd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Benin vs Maldives

We calculate prices for Benin and Maldives as a population-weighted mean of 4 and 2 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 Maldives
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.74
$4.65
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$25.2
$22.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.39
$9.63
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.21
$5.18
 Cappuccino
$3.9
$2.32
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.69
$1.4
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$276
$756
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$142
$529
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$342
$1779
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$264
$1462
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$33.6
$92.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$51.6
$142
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$39.6
$85.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.01%
13.64%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$9011
$2621
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$588
$1934
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.57
$1.19
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$23.2
$43.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$25.3
$14.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.8
$0.78
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.71
$1.71
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.84
$1.46
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.79
$0.92
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.08
$1.51
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.47
$8.71
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.67
$3.92
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.48
$6.86
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.73
$3.05
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.99
$3.01
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.17
$2.99
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.21
$2.88
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$1.08
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
$1.15
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$0.37
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.46
$2
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.24
$9.66
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.96
$6.67
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.59
$6.45
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.74
$4.7
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.83
$3.03
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.86
$1.37
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.12
$1.32
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$27.2
$68.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.32
$7.59
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$23.8
$23.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.73
$3.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$28.9
$37.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$45
$64.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$258
$155
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4803
$2796

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City Cost of living Population
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$1198
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$1161
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