Cost of Living in Sanaa

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$562
$1396
🛋️ Without rent
$313
$932
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$249
$465
🍽️ Food
$190
$495
🚐 Transport
$68.4
$188
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$362
😀 Quality of life
25
🏙️ Population
2.96M

The average cost of living in Sanaa is $562, which is in the top 18% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 7658th out of 9294 in our global list and 1st out of 10 in Yemen.

The median after-tax salary is $362, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.6 months. Ranked 8860th (TOP 95%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 1st best city to live in Yemen. With an estimated population of 2.96M, Sanaa is the 1st largest city in Yemen.

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

✈️ Closest airport 14 km Sana'a International Airport
😷 Air quality Moderate 30.3 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 5713 Sana'a University
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Prices in Sanaa

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.62
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$17.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.37
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.68
 Cappuccino
$1.85
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.49
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$251
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$162
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$556
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$334
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$33.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$51.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$34.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.44%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1747
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$968
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.37
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$16.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$5.93
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.97
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.12
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.76
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.04
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.47
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.57
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.06
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.47
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.03
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.07
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.79
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.84
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.88
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.33
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.16
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.87
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.28
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.41
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.98
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.06
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.52
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.15
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$24
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.27
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$20.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.18
👖 Brand Jeans
$29.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$59.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$123
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4362

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