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Cost of Living in Porto-Novo | Benin

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$619
$1611
🛋️ Without rent
$450
$1276
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$169
$334
🍽️ Food
$303
$791
🚐 Transport
$84.8
$243
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$333
🏙️ Population
300k

The average cost of living in Porto-Novo is $619, which is in the top 27% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 6692nd out of 9294 in our global list and 2nd out of 4 in Benin.

The median after-tax salary is $333, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.5 months. Ranked 8363rd (TOP 90%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 1st best city to live in Benin. With an estimated population of 300k, Porto-Novo is the 2nd largest city in Benin.

Why living in Porto-Novo is so expensive? Because we have a developed country lifestyle as a reference and in some least developed countries maintaining such a standard of living is hard and expensive. Thus, living costs in Porto-Novo for locals and expats differ significantly.

✈️ Closest airport29 kmCadjehoun Airport
😷 Air qualityModerate24.1 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank16688Protestant University of West Africa
Cost of living in Porto-Novo infographic

Prices in Porto-Novo

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.86
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$31
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$12.9
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.95
☕ Cappuccino
$2.43
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.84

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.73
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.44
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.82
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.67
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.76
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.27
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.18
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.73
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.77
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.19
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.73
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.57
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.73
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.89
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.84
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.19
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.29
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.27
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.84
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.37

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.32
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$25.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$27.4
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.93

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$173
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$99.5
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$433
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$229
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$17.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$27.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$37.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12.98%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$992
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$512

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$40.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$25.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$9.56
👖 Brand Jeans
$34.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$50.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$76.7
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2917

Porto-Novo Cost of Living comparison