Benin vs South Africa - Cost of Living Comparison

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Benin South Africa
🚶 Cost of living one person
$715
$815
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1761
$1910
🏠 One person rent
$277
$410
🏘️ Family rent
$453
$711
🍽️ Food expenses
$286
$238
🚐 Transport expenses
$91
$96.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$127
$1310
💸 GDP per capita
$1303
$6766
😃 Human freedom index
6.86
6.92
❤️ Life expectancy
59.8
62.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
43
41
🌐 English speaking %
1%
31%
🎓 Higher education
43
83
😀 Quality of life
17
41
🏙️ Population
11.2M
60.1M

The average cost of living in Benin ($715) is 12% less expensive than in South Africa ($815). Benin ranked 131st vs 105th for South Africa in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.2 months in Benin compared to 1.6 months in South Africa. Ranked 176th and 118th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Benin vs South Africa

We calculate prices for Benin and South Africa as a population-weighted mean of 4 and 36 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 South Africa
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.61
$6.95
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$24.8
$31.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.94
$4.07
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.45
$1.9
 Cappuccino
$4.21
$1.73
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.68
$0.9
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$295
$397
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$151
$285
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$428
$626
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$305
$559
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$49.9
$64.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$76.5
$99
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$47.4
$38.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.98%
11.09%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$8258
$811
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$846
$671
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.64
$1.59
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$23.9
$42
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$22.1
$9.39
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.9
$1.19
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.88
$1.02
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.72
$0.85
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.72
$1.21
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.41
$2.01
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.11
$7.18
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.06
$4.29
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.04
$6.2
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.04
$1.37
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
$1.33
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
$1.25
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$1.38
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.42
$1.18
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.53
$1.29
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.73
$0.56
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.58
$1.23
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.97
$5.07
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.06
$1.15
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.53
$2.63
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.91
$3.9
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.11
$3.22
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.99
$1.61
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.25
$1
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$28.8
$26.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.03
$5.6
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$25.1
$25.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.74
$5.38
👖 Brand Jeans
$30.9
$43.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$48.2
$79
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$205
$190
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5958
$3952

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Cities Comparison in Benin vs South Africa

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Benin

City Cost of living Population
Cotonou
$730
679K
Porto-Novo
$695
264K
Abomey
$676
90.2K
Save
$674
31.4K

In South Africa

City Cost of living Population
Johannesburg
$898
4.43M
Soweto
$885
1.27M
Pretoria
$792
742K
Rustenburg
$854
550K
Cape Town
$882
434K
Randburg
$782
337K
Durban
$776
595K
Centurion
$762
237K
Sandton
$861
222K
Pietermaritzburg
$619
619K
East London
$689
267K
Port Elizabeth
$874
312K
Kimberley
$761
225K
Worcester
$639
97.1K
Kroonstad
$704
169K
Benoni
$744
159K
Klerksdorp
$626
187K
Bloemfontein
$606
256K
Springs
$637
122K
Paarl
$776
112K
Vereeniging
$645
99K
Vanderbijlpark
$705
95.8K
Potchefstroom
$628
149K
Uitenhage
$810
104K
George
$692
157K
Mthatha
$694
96.1K
Upington
$648
121K
Middelburg
$880
87.3K
Bethal
$754
60.8K
Brits
$752
53.5K