Benin vs Nicaragua - Cost of Living Comparison

Benin Nicaragua
🚶 Cost of living one person
$645
$625
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1595
$1543
🏠 One person rent
$242
$264
🏘️ Family rent
$371
$472
🍽️ Food expenses
$253
$248
🚐 Transport expenses
$93.9
$48.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$210
$391
💸 GDP per capita
$1291
$1905
😃 Human freedom index
7.32
6.24
❤️ Life expectancy
62.1
74.7
👮 Corruption perceptions index
42
20
🌐 English speaking %
1%
1%
🎓 Higher education
44
32
😀 Quality of life
24
37
🏙️ Population
11.2M
5.14M

The average cost of living in Benin ($645) is 3% more expensive than in Nicaragua ($625). Benin ranked 132nd vs 137th for Nicaragua 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 Nicaragua. Ranked 175th and 133rd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Benin vs Nicaragua

We calculate prices for Benin and Nicaragua 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 Nicaragua
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.74
$4.47
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$25.2
$26.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.39
$5.4
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.21
$1.19
 Cappuccino
$3.9
$2.03
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.69
$0.73
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$276
$203
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$142
$163
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$342
$436
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$264
$340
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$33.6
$35.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$51.6
$54.9
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$39.6
$57.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.01%
13.38%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$9011
$1012
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$588
$616
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.57
$0.3
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$23.2
$16.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$25.3
$9.48
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.8
$1.23
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.71
$0.94
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.84
$1.16
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.79
$1.01
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.08
$1.8
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.47
$3.12
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.67
$4.85
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.48
$7.08
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.73
$3.76
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.99
$1.37
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.17
$2.01
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.21
$1.39
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$1.36
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
$1.4
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$0.5
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.46
$1.07
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.24
$9.55
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.96
$1.19
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.59
$2.85
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.74
$3.87
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.83
$3.89
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.86
$2.26
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.12
$1.47
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$27.2
$25.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.32
$4.67
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$23.8
$22.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.73
$6.33
👖 Brand Jeans
$28.9
$43.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$45
$65.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$258
$137
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4803
$4476

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City Cost of living Population
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In Nicaragua

City Cost of living Population
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$691
937K
Chinandega
$539
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Masaya
$619
140K
Matagalpa
$514
133K
Jinotega
$453
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Granada
$668
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Leon
$556
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Esteli
$509
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Juigalpa
$598
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San Juan del Sur
$839
14.7K