Cost of Living in Jijiga

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$513
$1536
🛋️ Without rent
$285
$907
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$228
$630
🍽️ Food
$218
$566
🚐 Transport
$27.3
$77.4
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$167
😀 Quality of life
12
🏙️ Population
159K

The average cost of living in Jijiga is $513, which is in the top 14% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 8004th out of 9294 in our global list and 2nd out of 10 in Ethiopia.

The median after-tax salary is $167, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.3 months. Ranked 9080th (TOP 98%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 8th best city to live in Ethiopia. With an estimated population of 159K, Jijiga is the 9th largest city in Ethiopia.

Why living in Jijiga costs 3.1 times more than the average salary? Because we have a developed country lifestyle as a reference and in some least developed countries maintaining such a standard of living is hard and expensive. Thus, living costs in Jijiga for locals and expats differ significantly.

✈️ Closest airport12 kmWilwal International Airport
😷 Air qualityModerate20.8 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank11062Jigjiga University
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Prices in Jijiga

Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$1.98
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$19.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.23
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.5
 Cappuccino
$0.6
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.33
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$169
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$80.1
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$992
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$337
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$58.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.1
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$71.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
16.16%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$985
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$441
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.34
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$13.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$10.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.77
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.4
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.7
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.1
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.61
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.55
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.29
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.61
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.4
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.4
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.37
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.3
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.9
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.93
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.6
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.85
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.41
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.3
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$36.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$1.83
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$12.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$1.82
👖 Brand Jeans
$20
👟 Brand Sneakers
$49.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$94.8
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$11926

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