Eritrea vs South Sudan - Cost of Living Comparison

Eritrea South Sudan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$516
$505
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1250
$1218
🏠 One person rent
$230
$228
🏘️ Family rent
$414
$407
🍽️ Food expenses
$188
$191
🚐 Transport expenses
$46.8
$34.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$299
$304
💸 GDP per capita
$643
$1120
😃 Human freedom index
4.8
3.6
❤️ Life expectancy
66.7
58.1
👮 Corruption perceptions index
22
11
🌐 English speaking %
0%
40%
🎓 Higher education
13
16
😀 Quality of life
16
12
🏙️ Population
3.5M
12.6M

The average cost of living in Eritrea ($516) is 2% more expensive than in South Sudan ($505). Eritrea ranked 170th vs 175th for South Sudan 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 0.6 months in South Sudan. Ranked 191st and 195th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Eritrea vs South Sudan

We calculate prices for Eritrea and South Sudan as a population-weighted mean of 4 and 5 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 South Sudan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.86
$3.1
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$17.9
$18.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.41
$4.47
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.65
$1.63
 Cappuccino
$1.54
$1.51
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.57
$0.6
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$220
$215
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$143
$141
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$462
$442
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$288
$284
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$35.1
$36
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$54.5
$55.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$36.5
$35.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12.23%
12.2%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1056
$947
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$603
$553
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.39
$0.41
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$17
$17.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.52
$6.74
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.97
$0.96
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1
$0.99
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.67
$0.67
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.04
$1.06
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.44
$1.46
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.74
$5.69
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.05
$4.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.96
$5.98
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2
$2
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.06
$1.07
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.29
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.85
$0.91
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$0.88
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$0.89
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.34
$0.35
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.19
$1.21
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.86
$6.82
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.3
$1.31
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.36
$2.38
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.09
$3.2
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.8
$2.8
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.48
$1.46
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.1
$1.1
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$22.2
$22.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.91
$3.89
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$19
$19.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.01
$4.05
👖 Brand Jeans
$27.9
$28.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$58.6
$59.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$89.6
$90.5
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2829
$2725

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Cities Comparison in Eritrea vs South Sudan

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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 South Sudan

City Cost of living Population
Juba
$514
526K
Bor
$506
315K
Wau
$500
233K
Malakal
$493
147K
Yambio
$492
130K