Brunei vs Ethiopia - Cost of Living Comparison

Brunei Ethiopia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1066
$732
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2392
$2188
🏠 One person rent
$606
$407
🏘️ Family rent
$976
$1067
🍽️ Food expenses
$313
$231
🚐 Transport expenses
$50.6
$43.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1839
$189
💸 GDP per capita
$27443
$936
😃 Human freedom index
6.46
5.95
❤️ Life expectancy
76
67
👮 Corruption perceptions index
60
39
🌐 English speaking %
37.8%
0.2%
🎓 Higher education
54
61
😀 Quality of life
68
33
🏙️ Population
429K
105M

The average cost of living in Brunei ($1066) is 46% more expensive than in Ethiopia ($732). Brunei ranked 52nd vs 114th for Ethiopia in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.7 months in Brunei compared to 0.3 months in Ethiopia. Ranked 36th and 149th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Brunei vs Ethiopia

We calculate prices for Brunei and Ethiopia as a population-weighted mean of 3 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.

Brunei Ethiopia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.73
$5.19
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$21.1
$24.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.89
$4.09
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.38
$0.73
 Cappuccino
$3.49
$0.69
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.72
$0.6
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$664
$351
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$459
$157
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1080
$1582
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$793
$621
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$35.6
$78.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$54.9
$121
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$70.6
$133
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.29%
16.1%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1413
$1303
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$892
$750
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.1
$0.32
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$30.8
$13.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$23.8
$5.76
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.37
$0.76
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.69
$0.87
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.33
$0.56
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.21
$1.61
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.03
$1.97
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.63
$8.33
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.9
$8.02
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.9
$8.62
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.15
$3.21
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.16
$0.86
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.6
$1.37
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.29
$0.72
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.85
$0.47
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.95
$0.78
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.54
$0.3
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.47
$1.04
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.1
$7.39
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.3
$0.9
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.25
$3.57
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.9
$1.83
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.6
$2.72
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.82
$1.32
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.03
$1.49
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$46.2
$47.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.41
$3.34
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$31.9
$11.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.97
$2.24
👖 Brand Jeans
$80.9
$22.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$93.1
$69.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$208
$89.5
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$11287
$22739

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Brunei

City Cost of living Population
Bandar Seri Begawan
$1059
50K
Seria
$1095
13.1K
Kuala Belait
$1053
4.26K

In Ethiopia

City Cost of living Population
Addis Ababa
$831
3.04M
Gondar
$565
324K
Mekelle
$613
324K
Awasa
$659
300K
Dire Dawa
$553
277K
Bahir Dar
$556
243K
Dessie
$606
188K
Jimma
$603
178K
Jijiga
$601
159K
Harar
$539
129K