Eritrea vs Libya - Cost of Living Comparison

Eritrea Libya
🚶 Cost of living one person
$516
$398
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1250
$980
🏠 One person rent
$230
$152
🏘️ Family rent
$414
$265
🍽️ Food expenses
$188
$154
🚐 Transport expenses
$46.8
$43.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$299
$273
💸 GDP per capita
$643
$3699
😃 Human freedom index
4.8
5.05
❤️ Life expectancy
66.7
73.1
👮 Corruption perceptions index
22
17
🌐 English speaking %
0%
2%
🎓 Higher education
13
31
😀 Quality of life
16
32
🏙️ Population
3.5M
6.68M

The average cost of living in Eritrea ($516) is 30% more expensive than in Libya ($398). Eritrea ranked 170th vs 192nd for Libya 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 0.7 months in Libya. Ranked 191st and 153rd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Eritrea vs Libya

We calculate prices for Eritrea and Libya as a population-weighted mean of 4 and 13 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 Libya
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.86
$3.72
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$17.9
$20.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.41
$2.96
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.65
$0.71
 Cappuccino
$1.54
$0.52
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.57
$0.46
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$220
$140
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$143
$102
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$462
$326
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$288
$186
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$35.1
$16.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$54.5
$24.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$36.5
$26.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12.23%
10.22%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1056
$747
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$603
$311
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.39
$0.92
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$17
$17.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.52
$8.91
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.97
$0.54
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1
$0.83
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.67
$0.34
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.04
$0.8
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.44
$1.24
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.74
$5.79
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.05
$3.02
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.96
$7.52
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2
$1.54
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.06
$1.07
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$0.81
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.85
$0.6
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$0.65
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$0.63
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.34
$0.18
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.19
$1.3
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.86
$1.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.3
$0.63
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.36
$2.13
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.09
$3.85
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.8
$1.29
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.48
$0.73
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.1
$0.83
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$22.2
$21.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.91
$3.64
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$19
$21.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.01
$1.46
👖 Brand Jeans
$27.9
$27.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$58.6
$53.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$89.6
$53.5
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2829
$1046

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Cities Comparison in Eritrea vs Libya

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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 Libya

City Cost of living Population
Tripoli
$457
1.13M
Benghazi
$427
632K
Ajdabiya
$438
416K
Misrata
$304
386K
Al-Khums
$339
202K
Gharyan
$337
188K
Sabratha
$332
102K
Tobruk
$353
136K
Derna
$412
128K
Zawiya
$309
199K
Sabha
$354
99K
Zuwarah
$332
80.3K
Yafran
$331
72.7K