Benin vs Turkmenistan - Cost of Living Comparison

Benin Turkmenistan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$645
$1159
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1595
$2651
🏠 One person rent
$242
$501
🏘️ Family rent
$371
$847
🍽️ Food expenses
$253
$512
🚐 Transport expenses
$93.9
$33.4
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$210
$518
💸 GDP per capita
$1291
$7612
😃 Human freedom index
7.32
4.1
❤️ Life expectancy
62.1
68.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
42
19
🌐 English speaking %
1%
2%
🎓 Higher education
44
1
😀 Quality of life
24
25
🏙️ Population
11.2M
5.85M

The average cost of living in Benin ($645) is 44% less expensive than in Turkmenistan ($1159). Benin ranked 132nd vs 45th for Turkmenistan 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 0.4 months in Turkmenistan. Ranked 175th and 170th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Benin vs Turkmenistan

We calculate prices for Benin and Turkmenistan as a population-weighted mean of 4 and 6 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 Turkmenistan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.74
$22.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$25.2
$23
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.39
$8.65
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.21
$3.93
 Cappuccino
$3.9
$4.57
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.69
$4.93
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$276
$540
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$142
$370
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$342
$894
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$264
$685
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$33.6
$42.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$51.6
$65.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$39.6
$54.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.01%
7.99%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$9011
$3109
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$588
$2305
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.57
$0.14
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$23.2
$8.56
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$25.3
$8.35
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.8
$0.39
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.71
$2.94
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.84
$0.86
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.79
$4.09
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.08
$3.67
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.47
$15.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.67
$10.6
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.48
$19.6
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.73
$2.86
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.99
$1.23
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.17
$1.38
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.21
$3.14
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$2.19
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
$1.54
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$0.83
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.46
$1.09
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.24
$13.8
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.96
$3.63
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.59
$19
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.74
$4.84
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.83
$4.83
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.86
$2.99
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.12
$2.77
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$27.2
$48.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.32
$11.6
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$23.8
$24.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.73
$6.36
👖 Brand Jeans
$28.9
$110
👟 Brand Sneakers
$45
$93.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$258
$22.9
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4803
$5366

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