Ethiopia vs Japan - Cost of Living Comparison

Ethiopia Japan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$732
$1171
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2188
$2988
🏠 One person rent
$407
$531
🏘️ Family rent
$1067
$1043
🍽️ Food expenses
$231
$394
🚐 Transport expenses
$43.1
$143
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$189
$2440
💸 GDP per capita
$936
$40193
😃 Human freedom index
5.95
8.73
❤️ Life expectancy
67
84.6
👮 Corruption perceptions index
39
73
🌐 English speaking %
0.2%
15%
🎓 Higher education
61
99
😀 Quality of life
33
79
🏙️ Population
105M
126M

The average cost of living in Ethiopia ($732) is 37% less expensive than in Japan ($1171). Ethiopia ranked 114th vs 43rd for Japan 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 2.1 months in Japan. Ranked 149th and 18th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Ethiopia vs Japan

We calculate prices for Ethiopia and Japan as a population-weighted mean of 10 and 907 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 Japan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.19
$6.34
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$24.8
$31.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.09
$5.35
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.73
$3.39
 Cappuccino
$0.69
$3.03
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.6
$1.08
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$351
$558
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$157
$359
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1582
$1157
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$621
$783
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$78.3
$98.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$121
$152
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$133
$34.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
16.1%
1.48%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1303
$4765
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$750
$2789
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.32
$1.84
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$13.7
$67
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$5.76
$26
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.76
$1.18
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.87
$1.4
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.56
$1.6
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$3.3
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.97
$1.84
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.33
$13
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.02
$6.87
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.62
$18.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.21
$4.91
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$2.5
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.37
$4.16
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.72
$4.29
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.47
$2.93
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.78
$2.28
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.3
$0.6
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.04
$1.59
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.39
$8.76
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.9
$2.01
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.57
$3.97
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.83
$10.5
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.72
$3.65
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.32
$1.52
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.49
$1.82
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$47.1
$56
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.34
$12.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$11.6
$34.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.24
$17
👖 Brand Jeans
$22.6
$47.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$69.7
$59.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$89.5
$331
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$22739
$11700

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Cities Comparison in Ethiopia vs Japan

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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 Japan

City Cost of living Population
Tokyo
$1698
14M
Yokohama
$1653
3.76M
Osaka
$1295
2.75M
Nagoya
$1337
2.33M
Kawasaki
$1133
1.54M
Kobe
$1305
1.51M
Sapporo
$1140
1.96M
Kyoto
$1163
1.46M
Hiroshima
$1227
1.2M
Fukuoka
$1234
1.6M
Sendai
$1128
1.06M
Yokosuka
$1133
390K
Kitakyushu
$1049
935K
Sakai
$1220
824K
Chiba
$1395
982K
Saitama
$1179
1.32M
Kumamoto
$1200
738K
Okayama
$1155
720K
Sagamihara
$1153
726K
Shizuoka
$1057
686K
Kagoshima
$1170
594K
Funabashi
$1170
641K
Kashiwa
$999
434K
Kawaguchi
$1085
593K
Hachioji
$1234
576K
Utsunomiya
$1136
518K
Niigata
$1034
791K
Hamamatsu
$1232
788K
Himeji
$1164
528K
Kanazawa
$924
462K