Eritrea vs Lesotho - Cost of Living Comparison

Eritrea Lesotho
🚶 Cost of living one person
$516
$589
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1250
$1482
🏠 One person rent
$230
$264
🏘️ Family rent
$414
$582
🍽️ Food expenses
$188
$240
🚐 Transport expenses
$46.8
$30.4
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$299
$1190
💸 GDP per capita
$643
$875
😃 Human freedom index
4.8
7.01
❤️ Life expectancy
66.7
54.8
👮 Corruption perceptions index
22
38
🌐 English speaking %
0%
27.9%
🎓 Higher education
13
32
😀 Quality of life
16
22
🏙️ Population
3.5M
2.23M

The average cost of living in Eritrea ($516) is 12% less expensive than in Lesotho ($589). Eritrea ranked 170th vs 145th for Lesotho in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.6 months in Eritrea compared to 2 months in Lesotho. Ranked 191st and 180th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Eritrea vs Lesotho

We calculate prices for Eritrea and Lesotho as a population-weighted mean of 4 and 4 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.

Eritrea Lesotho
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.86
$3.01
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$17.9
$24.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.41
$12.1
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.65
$0.92
 Cappuccino
$1.54
$1.5
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.57
$0.73
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$220
$268
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$143
$159
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$462
$771
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$288
$406
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$35.1
$36.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$54.5
$56.6
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$36.5
$46.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12.23%
9.91%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1056
$902
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$603
$517
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.39
$0.49
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$17
$17.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.52
$6.73
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.97
$0.84
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1
$1.08
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.67
$0.8
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.04
$1.51
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.44
$1.35
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.74
$4.37
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.05
$2.98
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.96
$5.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2
$1.26
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.06
$1.43
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.8
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.85
$1.57
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$1.52
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$1.35
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.34
$0.67
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.19
$1.2
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.86
$4.48
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.3
$1.16
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.36
$2.35
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.09
$3.14
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.8
$2.78
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.48
$1.47
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.1
$1.09
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$22.2
$25.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.91
$4.53
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$19
$18.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.01
$4.03
👖 Brand Jeans
$27.9
$39.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$58.6
$50.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$89.6
$32.8
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2829
$718

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Cities Comparison in Eritrea vs Lesotho

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Eritrea

City Cost of living Population
Asmara
$522
963K
Keren
$484
120K
Massawa
$484
39.8K
Mendefera
$482
28.5K

In Lesotho

City Cost of living Population
Maseru
$593
331K
Teyateyaneng
$579
75.1K
Mafeteng
$579
57.1K
Butha-Buthe
$579
10K