Benin is 40.7% cheaper than Tennessee.

If you lived in Benin instead of Tennessee, you would:

pay 59.6% less for restaurants

 
Tennessee
Benin
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $14.15
 
$3.21
CFA2,065
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$7.67
 
$4.81
CFA3,098
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $1.81
 
$0.71
CFA456

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pay 36.5% less for groceries

 
Tennessee
Benin
Bread
1 loaf
$2.43
 
$1.18
CFA757
Local cheese (8 oz) $4.91
 
$1.44
CFA929
Milk (1 gallon) $3.22
 
$6.22
CFA4,007

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pay 53.9% more for transportation

 
Tennessee
Benin
Gasoline (1 gallon) $4.20
 
$3.25
CFA2,091
Monthly public transit pass $51.70
 
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New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $22,970.00
 
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pay 71.7% less for housing

 
Tennessee
Benin
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$71.46
 
$44.10
CFA28,398
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $1,119.88
 
$232.53
CFA149,733
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $863.13
 
$147.00
CFA94,659

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pay 64.8% less for childcare

 
Tennessee
Benin
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $761.92
 
$267.27
CFA172,107
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $14,044.24
 
$4,971.31
CFA3,201,185

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pay 25.6% less for entertainment and sports

 
Tennessee
Benin
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $4.24
 
$0.96
CFA620
Cappuccino in mid-range area $4.49
 
$3.74
CFA2,409
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$6.34
 
$0.88
CFA568

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pay 80.7% less for clothing

 
Tennessee
Benin
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$41.94
 
$8.02
CFA5,163
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$35.83
 
$8.02
CFA5,163
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$78.77
 
$8.02
CFA5,163

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