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Cost of Living in Yemen

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$546
$1341
🛋️ Without rent
$305
$901
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$241
$441
🍽️ Food
$201
$525
🚐 Transport
$49.2
$136
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$311
💸 GDP per capita
$944
🏙️ Population
28.3M

The cost of living in Yemen is $546, which is 1.35 times less expensive than the world average. Yemen ranked 158th out of 197 countries by cost of living and the 184th best country to live in.

The average salary after taxes in Yemen is $311, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.6 months.

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

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To maintain the standard of living with a salary of $1000 in Sanaa, you will need $909 a month in Taiz - the cost of living in Sanaa is 1.1 times higher than in Taiz.

Prices in Yemen

We calculate prices for Yemen as a population-weighted mean of 10 cities. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.11
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$17
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.42
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.88
☕ Cappuccino
$1.87
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.55

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.15
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.69
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.98
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.46
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.36
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.34
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.29
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.19
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.51
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.97
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.37
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.25
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.46
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.38
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.48
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.53
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.09
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.53
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.27

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.29
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$15.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$5.68
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.88

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$233
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$150
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$492
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$309
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$40
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$60.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$34.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12.53%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1424
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$724

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$25
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.16
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$15.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.89
👖 Brand Jeans
$34.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$63.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$116
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3874