Cost of Living Comparison

ETB
COMPARED TO
USD

California is 3.0 times more expensive than Ethiopia.

If you lived in California instead of Ethiopia, you would:
local_dining

pay 3.8 times more for restaurants

  Ethiopia help_outline California help_outline  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $3.00
ETB69.33
$15.32 +410.6%
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$3.33
ETB76.96
$8.32 +149.7%
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $0.55
ETB12.65
$2.05 +273.6%
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $0.40
ETB9.25
$1.61 +303.3%
Average +284.3%

Ethiopia vs. California - Cost of restaurants
local_grocery_store

pay 2.5 times more for groceries

  Ethiopia help_outline California help_outline  
Bread
1 loaf
$0.75
ETB17.35
$3.34 +345.1%
Local cheese (8 oz) $4.15
ETB95.86
$6.57 +58.3%
Milk (1 gallon) $3.97
ETB91.74
$3.78 -4.7%
Eggs
1 dozen
$1.91
ETB44.12
$3.09 +62.0%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $3.45
ETB79.61
$4.70 +36.5%
Apples (1 lb) $2.16
ETB49.97
$2.07 -4.3%
Bananas (1 lb) $0.53
ETB12.15
$0.87 +65.1%
Oranges (1 lb) $0.66
ETB15.20
$1.74 +164.3%
Tomatoes (1 lb) $0.44
ETB10.23
$2.08 +369.3%
Potatoes (1 lb) $0.35
ETB8.18
$1.40 +295.6%
Onions (1 lb) $0.32
ETB7.34
$1.21 +282.4%
Average +151.8%

Ethiopia vs. California - Cost of groceries
drive_eta

pay 2.1 times more for transportation

  Ethiopia help_outline California help_outline  
Gasoline (1 gallon) $2.97
ETB68.64
$3.46 +16.6%
Monthly public transit pass $12.88
ETB297.73
$67.81 +426.4%
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $57,500.00
ETB1,328,825.06
$23,812.63 -58.6%
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $10.85
ETB250.79
$17.64 +62.6%
Average +111.8%

Ethiopia vs. California - Cost of transportation
home

pay 3.5 times more for housing

  Ethiopia help_outline California help_outline  
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$593.75
ETB13,721.56
$64.93 -89.1%
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $405.23
ETB9,364.96
$1,837.88 +353.5%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $193.71
ETB4,476.74
$1,619.04 +735.8%
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
including electric, gas, water, heating
$142.75
ETB3,298.84
$126.11 -11.7%
Average +247.1%

Ethiopia vs. California - Cost of housing
child_care

pay 4.5 times more for childcare

  Ethiopia help_outline California help_outline  
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $131.67
ETB3,042.82
$1,102.03 +737.0%
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $26,000.00
ETB600,860.03
$17,255.94 -33.6%
Average +351.7%

Ethiopia vs. California - Cost of childcare
gamepad

pay 3.4 times more for entertainment and sports

  Ethiopia help_outline California help_outline  
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $1.00
ETB23.11
$5.71 +470.9%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $0.86
ETB19.87
$4.41 +413.3%
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$5.35
ETB123.64
$9.18 +71.6%
Monthly membership at local gym $52.86
ETB1,221.53
$46.72 -11.6%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $3.50
ETB80.89
$12.91 +268.8%
Average +242.6%

Ethiopia vs. California - Cost of entertainment and sports
store

pay 28.6% more for clothing

  Ethiopia help_outline California help_outline  
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$28.43
ETB656.98
$47.29 +66.4%
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$60.05
ETB1,387.81
$39.60 -34.1%
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$87.17
ETB2,014.42
$78.04 -10.5%
Men's business shoes (leather) $55.55
ETB1,283.85
$107.07 +92.7%
Average +28.6%

Ethiopia vs. California - Cost of clothing
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