Cost of Living in Monrovia, Liberia

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$525
$1276
🛋️ Without rent
$293
$855
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$232
$421
🍽️ Food
$188
$491
🚐 Transport
$52.4
$144
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$305
😀 Quality of life
32
🏙️ Population
1.02M

The average cost of living in Monrovia is $525, which is in the top 13% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 8103rd out of 9294 in our global list and 1st out of 5 in Liberia.

The median after-tax salary is $305, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.6 months. Ranked 8347th (TOP 90%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 1st best city to live in Liberia. With an estimated population of 1.02M, Monrovia is the 1st largest city in Liberia.

Why living in Monrovia is so expensive? 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 Monrovia for locals and expats differ significantly.

✈️ Closest airport 6 km Spriggs Payne Airport
😷 Air quality Moderate 20.9 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 5538 University of Liberia
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Prices in Monrovia

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.85
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$17.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.46
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.64
 Cappuccino
$1.58
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.56
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$224
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$145
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$471
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$296
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$35
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$54.1
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$36.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12.15%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1121
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$628
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.39
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$17
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.42
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.96
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.68
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.46
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.76
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.08
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.99
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.02
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.06
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.31
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.84
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.89
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.34
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.18
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.3
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.38
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.04
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.82
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.48
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.09
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$22.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.94
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$19.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.02
👖 Brand Jeans
$27.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$58.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$92.2
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3000

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