Cost of Living in Keren

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$503
$1202
🛋️ Without rent
$273
$791
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$230
$411
🍽️ Food
$197
$515
🚐 Transport
$22.3
$61.4
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$266
😀 Quality of life
8
🏙️ Population
120K

The average cost of living in Keren is $503, which is in the top 12% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 8192nd out of 9294 in our global list and 2nd out of 4 in Eritrea.

The median after-tax salary is $266, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.5 months. Ranked 9183rd (TOP 99%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 2nd best city to live in Eritrea. With an estimated population of 120K, Keren is the 2nd largest city in Eritrea.

Why living in Keren 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 Keren for locals and expats differ significantly.

✈️ Closest airport74 kmAsmara International Airport
😷 Air qualityModerate20.1 µg/m³
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Prices in Keren

Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.25
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$16.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.74
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.78
 Cappuccino
$1.47
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.63
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$217
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$136
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$431
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$282
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$40
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$61.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$37.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
13.22%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$840
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$611
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.39
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$18.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.09
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.89
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.99
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.64
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.03
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.51
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.87
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.24
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.04
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.08
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.17
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.36
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.93
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.9
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.26
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.07
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.4
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.58
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.48
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.1
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.56
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.25
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$22.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.08
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$17.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.74
👖 Brand Jeans
$31.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$63
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$73.8
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2591

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