Burkina Faso is 47.5% cheaper than New York.

If you lived in Burkina Faso instead of New York, you would:

pay 79.6% less for restaurants

 
New York
Burkina Faso
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $17.56
 
$0.80
CFA516
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$9.10
 
$2.08
CFA1,342
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $2.10
 
$0.53
CFA344

Improve prices ·

pay 43.3% less for groceries

 
New York
Burkina Faso
Bread
1 loaf
$2.97
 
$0.80
CFA516
Local cheese (8 oz) $6.44
 
??
Milk (1 gallon) $3.59
 
$6.07
CFA3,909

Improve prices ·

pay 44.9% less for transportation

 
New York
Burkina Faso
Gasoline (1 gallon) $4.56
 
$3.80
CFA2,450
Monthly public transit pass $95.95
 
$14.43
CFA9,294
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $24,622.73
 
$24,054.74
CFA15,489,606

Improve prices ·

pay 42.7% less for housing

 
New York
Burkina Faso
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$68.75
 
$88.20
CFA56,795
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $1,584.09
 
$268.61
CFA172,967
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $1,335.18
 
$100.23
CFA64,540

Improve prices ·

pay 70.9% less for childcare

 
New York
Burkina Faso
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $992.21
 
$163.04
CFA104,985
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $18,041.27
 
$7,537.15
CFA4,853,410

Improve prices ·

pay 62.3% less for entertainment and sports

 
New York
Burkina Faso
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $5.55
 
$1.12
CFA723
Cappuccino in mid-range area $4.23
 
$1.60
CFA1,033
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$11.88
 
$1.60
CFA1,033

Improve prices ·

pay 11.3% more for clothing

 
New York
Burkina Faso
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$46.22
 
$80.18
CFA51,632
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$35.80
 
$50.11
CFA32,270
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$77.03
 
$64.15
CFA41,306

Improve prices ·
The statistics used to build this comparison are calculated using data from users just like you. We average the price of thousands of data points entered by users across the world. Learn more about our data sources. Page last updated: December 2022
Share this

ASK THE ELSEWHERE COMMUNITY

Join the Elsewhere community and ask a question about Burkina Faso. It's a free, question-and-answer based forum to discuss what life is like in countries and cities around the world.

Compare countries by overall cost of living

See the cost of living in United States vs. Burkina Faso. This provides a comparison of the average cost of living from cities within United States and Burkina Faso.

Help us improve these prices

MyLifeElsewhere is a collaborative project. Please enter price information for your location (Ashburn, VA, United States) to help assist us in making these comparisons more accurate. Learn more