Cologne vs Mogadishu - Cost of Living Comparison

Cologne Mogadishu
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1502
$828
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3553
$3239
🏠 One person rent
$800
$273
🏘️ Family rent
$1406
$1601
🍽️ Food expenses
$375
$281
🚐 Transport expenses
$205
$82.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2485
$409
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
5 km
🎓 Higher education
91
26
😀 Quality of life
95
17
🏙️ Population
1.08M
2.12M

The cost of living in Cologne is 81% more expensive than in Mogadishu. Cities ranked 2657th and 5981st ($1502 vs $828) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 13th and 1st in Germany and Somalia, respectively. Check Germany vs Somalia comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.7 months in Cologne compared to 0.5 months in Mogadishu. Cologne ranked 3rd best city to live in Germany vs Mogadishu ranked 1st in Somalia, while ranked 15th and 9045th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cologne vs Mogadishu

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Cologne Mogadishu
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12
$2
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$43.4
$69.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.6
$5.47
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.95
$7.01
 Cappuccino
$2.83
$1
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.32
$0.64
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$746
$179
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$597
$70.9
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1462
$2245
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1077
$1129
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$143
$125
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$221
$193
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$30.1
$55.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.4%
7.82%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6543
$16192
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4352
$807
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.1
$0.3
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$97.6
$34.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.7
$6.27
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.94
$0.92
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.02
$1.41
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.73
$0.92
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.8
$1.17
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.73
$1.9
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.6
$4.28
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.02
$4.29
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.5
$4.98
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.68
$3.39
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$0.98
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$2.23
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.08
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
$0.98
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.25
$0.42
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.68
$1.15
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.08
$25.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.8
$0.49
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.34
$1.1
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.01
$2.94
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.02
$2.96
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.48
$1.51
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.64
$1.11
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$30
$23.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.5
$14.6
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$47.9
$171
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.9
$50.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$87.2
$15.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.9
$58.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$512
$78.7
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10097
$777

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Distance City Cost of living
9.2 km or 5.7 mi Hurth
$1222
10 km or 6.4 mi Leverkusen
$1474
10 km or 6.4 mi Frechen
$1221
13 km or 7.9 mi Bruhl
$1161
13 km or 7.9 mi Pulheim
$1219
14 km or 8.4 mi Wesseling
$1214
14 km or 8.5 mi Bergisch Gladbach
$1186
15 km or 9.3 mi Niederkassel
$1217
16 km or 10 mi Rosrath
$1219
18 km or 11 mi Monheim am Rhein
$1220
19 km or 12 mi Dormagen
$1220
19 km or 12 mi Erftstadt
$1218
19 km or 12 mi Langenfeld
$1217
20 km or 12 mi Troisdorf
$1221
20 km or 12 mi Leichlingen
$1219
20 km or 12 mi Kerpen
$1218
21 km or 13 mi Bornheim
$1213
21 km or 13 mi Lohmar
$1215
22 km or 14 mi Bergheim
$1138
23 km or 15 mi Siegburg
$1212
24 km or 15 mi Overath
$1217
25 km or 16 mi Sankt Augustin
$1219
25 km or 16 mi Bonn
$1440
26 km or 16 mi Hilden
$1218
26 km or 16 mi Solingen
$969
27 km or 17 mi Elsdorf
$1214
28 km or 17 mi Wermelskirchen
$1221
28 km or 17 mi Haan
$1215
28 km or 18 mi Bedburg
$1214
29 km or 18 mi Hennef
$1216
31 km or 19 mi Grevenbroich
$1218
31 km or 19 mi Remscheid
$1209
31 km or 20 mi Erkrath
$1221
33 km or 20 mi Konigswinter
$1215
34 km or 21 mi Euskirchen
$1211
34 km or 21 mi Neuss
$1281
34 km or 21 mi Mettmann
$1218
35 km or 21 mi Zulpich
$1221
35 km or 21 mi Meckenheim
$1218
35 km or 22 mi Dusseldorf
$1470

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Distance City Cost of living
223 km or 138 mi Baidoa
$561
824 km or 512 mi Malindi
$350
849 km or 527 mi Hargeisa
$788
860 km or 534 mi Jijiga
$601
883 km or 549 mi Harar
$539
883 km or 549 mi Meru
$422
909 km or 565 mi Borama
$592
923 km or 573 mi Dire Dawa
$553
925 km or 575 mi Mombasa
$599
944 km or 586 mi Awasa
$659
980 km or 609 mi Thika
$414
981 km or 610 mi Machakos
$384
1017 km or 632 mi Nairobi
$716
1051 km or 653 mi Tanga
$599
1054 km or 655 mi Ali Sabieh
$523
1060 km or 659 mi Dikhil
$522
1063 km or 661 mi Nakuru
$462
1066 km or 663 mi Addis Ababa
$831
1072 km or 666 mi Moshi
$675
1090 km or 677 mi Djibouti City
$552
1127 km or 700 mi Obock
$524
1131 km or 703 mi Eldoret
$445
1131 km or 703 mi Jimma
$603
1135 km or 705 mi Arusha
$591
1139 km or 708 mi Stone Town
$636
1139 km or 708 mi Zanzibar
$854
1191 km or 740 mi Dar es Salaam
$796
1191 km or 740 mi Dessie
$606
1197 km or 744 mi Aden
$509
1201 km or 747 mi Kisumu
$494
1222 km or 759 mi Mumias
$443
1246 km or 774 mi Mbale
$469
1250 km or 777 mi Tororo
$491
1291 km or 802 mi Taiz
$512
1303 km or 810 mi Morogoro
$653
1332 km or 828 mi Ibb
$502
1346 km or 836 mi Victoria
$1387
1361 km or 846 mi Jinja
$405
1370 km or 851 mi Zabid
$484
1377 km or 855 mi Bahir Dar
$556