Cost of Living in Borama

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$592
$1716
🛋️ Without rent
$463
$1343
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$128
$373
🍽️ Food
$257
$638
🚐 Transport
$38.7
$103
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$402
😀 Quality of life
8
🏙️ Population
68.1K

The average cost of living in Borama is $592, which is in the top 19% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 7489th out of 9294 in our global list and 3rd out of 4 in Somalia.

The median after-tax salary is $402, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.7 months. Ranked 9277th (TOP 100%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 4th best city to live in Somalia. With an estimated population of 68.1K, Borama is the 4th largest city in Somalia.

Why living in Borama 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 Borama for locals and expats differ significantly.

✈️ Closest airport 109 km Egal International Airport
😷 Air quality Moderate 25.8 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 12663 Amoud University
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Prices in Borama

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.96
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$19.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.5
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$8.98
 Cappuccino
$1.07
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.5
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$53.9
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$35.7
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$297
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$252
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$43
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$65.6
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$46.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.99%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$8914
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$460
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.53
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$42.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$10.6
 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
$1.27
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.62
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.98
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.47
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.98
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.95
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.98
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.25
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.93
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.07
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.07
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.48
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.17
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$31.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.5
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.97
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.06
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.71
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.46
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.08
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$24.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.04
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$158
💇 Haircut, simple
$53.3
👖 Brand Jeans
$14.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$58.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$44.7
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$962

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