Benin vs Namibia - Cost of Living Comparison

Benin Namibia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$645
$819
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1595
$1996
🏠 One person rent
$242
$423
🏘️ Family rent
$371
$826
🍽️ Food expenses
$253
$284
🚐 Transport expenses
$93.9
$35.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$210
$705
💸 GDP per capita
$1291
$4179
😃 Human freedom index
7.32
7.56
❤️ Life expectancy
62.1
64
👮 Corruption perceptions index
42
49
🌐 English speaking %
1%
17.2%
🎓 Higher education
44
48
😀 Quality of life
24
42
🏙️ Population
11.2M
2.53M

The average cost of living in Benin ($645) is 21% less expensive than in Namibia ($819). Benin ranked 132nd vs 98th for Namibia 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 0.9 months in Namibia. Ranked 175th and 117th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Benin vs Namibia

We calculate prices for Benin and Namibia 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 Namibia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.74
$10.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$25.2
$38
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.39
$5.63
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.21
$1.45
 Cappuccino
$3.9
$1.76
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.69
$0.86
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$276
$337
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$142
$270
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$342
$755
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$264
$614
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$33.6
$80
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$51.6
$123
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$39.6
$60.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.01%
11.42%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$9011
$784
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$588
$562
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.57
$0.81
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$23.2
$24.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$25.3
$7.67
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.8
$1.04
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.71
$1.23
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.84
$0.69
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.79
$1.59
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.08
$1.98
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.47
$7.93
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.67
$4.64
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.48
$6.34
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.73
$1.75
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.99
$1.74
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.17
$1.67
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.21
$1.46
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$1.48
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
$0.97
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$0.69
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.46
$1.29
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.24
$3.99
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.96
$1.13
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.59
$2.73
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.74
$4.36
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.83
$3.32
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.86
$2.73
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.12
$1.66
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$27.2
$32.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.32
$3.98
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$23.8
$31
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.73
$9.57
👖 Brand Jeans
$28.9
$40.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$45
$81.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$258
$154
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4803
$3797

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Cities Comparison in Benin vs Namibia

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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 Namibia

City Cost of living Population
Windhoek
$841
323K
Walvis Bay
$743
85K
Swakopmund
$843
34.3K
Rehoboth
$806
28.8K
Otjiwarongo
$801
28.2K
Tsumeb
$823
19.3K
Gobabis
$801
19.1K
Mariental
$804
12.5K
Oshikango
$870
12.4K
Omaruru
$755
6.3K