Cost of Living in Mogadishu | Somalia

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$830
$3275
🛋️ Without rent
$558
$1657
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$272
$1618
🍽️ Food
$276
$733
🚐 Transport
$96.2
$261
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$397
🏙️ Population
2.12M

The average cost of living in Mogadishu is $830, which is in the top 37% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 5833rd out of 9294 in our global list and 1st out of 4 in Somalia.

The median after-tax salary is $397, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.5 months. Ranked 9215th (TOP 100%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 2nd best city to live in Somalia. With an estimated population of 2.12M, Mogadishu is the 1st largest city in Somalia.

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

✈️ Closest airport5 kmAden Adde International Airport
😷 Air qualityModerate24.5 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank11590SIMAD University
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Prices in Mogadishu

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$1.75
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$68.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.55
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.99
☕ Cappuccino
$0.99
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.6

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$174
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$67.2
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$2321
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1130
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$125
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$191
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$59
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.99%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1489
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$728

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.5
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$29.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$10.6
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.77

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.48
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.94
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.27
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.26
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.16
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.49
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.02
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.36
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.89
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.37
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.26
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.59
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.75
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.01
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.46
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.08
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.56
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.28

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$18.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$15
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$171
💇 Haircut, simple
$51.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$18
👟 Brand Sneakers
$31.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$51.9
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$843

Mogadishu Cost of Living comparison