Ethiopia vs India - Cost of Living Comparison

Ethiopia India
🚶 Cost of living one person
$732
$416
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2188
$1027
🏠 One person rent
$407
$165
🏘️ Family rent
$1067
$317
🍽️ Food expenses
$231
$164
🚐 Transport expenses
$43.1
$45.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$189
$620
💸 GDP per capita
$936
$1928
😃 Human freedom index
5.95
6.39
❤️ Life expectancy
67
69.9
👮 Corruption perceptions index
39
40
🌐 English speaking %
0.2%
10.6%
🎓 Higher education
61
73
😀 Quality of life
33
51
🏙️ Population
105M
1.33B

The average cost of living in Ethiopia ($732) is 76% more expensive than in India ($416). Ethiopia ranked 114th vs 190th for India in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.3 months in Ethiopia compared to 1.5 months in India. Ranked 149th and 85th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Ethiopia vs India

We calculate prices for Ethiopia and India as a population-weighted mean of 10 and 220 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.

Ethiopia India
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.19
$2.93
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$24.8
$14.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.09
$3.88
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.73
$2.21
 Cappuccino
$0.69
$1.84
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.6
$0.44
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$351
$181
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$157
$116
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1582
$400
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$621
$234
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$78.3
$26.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$121
$40.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$133
$9.72
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
16.1%
8.33%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1303
$1696
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$750
$822
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.32
$0.36
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$13.7
$10.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$5.76
$2.63
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.76
$1.25
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.87
$0.67
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.56
$0.46
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$0.62
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.97
$0.96
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.33
$5.41
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.02
$3.52
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.62
$5.82
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.21
$1.98
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$0.65
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.37
$1.08
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.72
$0.53
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.47
$0.36
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.78
$0.42
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.3
$0.24
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.04
$1.05
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.39
$8.76
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.9
$1.76
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.57
$3.62
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.83
$1.91
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.72
$2.81
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.32
$1.66
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.49
$0.85
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$47.1
$18.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.34
$3.31
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$11.6
$11.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.24
$2.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$22.6
$29.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$69.7
$45.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$89.5
$64.1
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22739
$1660

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Cities Comparison in Ethiopia vs India

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Ethiopia

City Cost of living Population
Addis Ababa
$831
3.04M
Gondar
$565
324K
Mekelle
$613
324K
Awasa
$659
300K
Dire Dawa
$553
277K
Bahir Dar
$556
243K
Dessie
$606
188K
Jimma
$603
178K
Jijiga
$601
159K
Harar
$539
129K

In India

City Cost of living Population
Bangalore
$480
11.3M
Delhi
$486
26.5M
Mumbai
$632
15.4M
Pune
$446
5.95M
Chennai
$425
10.3M
Hyderabad
$477
9.31M
Ahmedabad
$468
7.65M
Jaipur
$359
3.07M
Kolkata
$370
4.5M
Nagpur
$408
2.41M
Surat
$426
5.94M
Visakhapatnam
$492
2.04M
Bhagalpur
$284
3.04M
Mysore
$345
3M
Lucknow
$361
3.38M
Kanpur
$441
2.77M
Mirzapur
$381
2.5M
Kalyan
$353
1.25M
Gurgaon
$493
877K
Madurai
$361
1.56M
Navi Mumbai
$466
1.12M
Ghaziabad
$402
2.38M
Thane
$454
1.89M
Bhopal
$331
1.8M
Raipur
$351
1.01M
Ludhiana
$391
1.62M
Indore
$340
1.99M
Allahabad
$540
1.54M
Noida
$457
637K
Bilaspur
$301
1.63M