Addis Ababa is 3.4% cheaper than United States.

If you lived in Addis Ababa instead of United States, you would:

pay 67.4% less for restaurants

 
United States
Addis Ababa
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $14.25
 
$3.00
ETB69.33
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$7.75
 
$3.00
ETB69.33
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $1.90
 
$0.73
ETB16.98

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pay 47.2% less for groceries

 
United States
Addis Ababa
Bread
1 loaf
$2.71
 
$0.63
ETB14.58
Local cheese (8 oz) $5.56
 
$3.83
ETB88.54
Milk (1 gallon) $3.22
 
$3.66
ETB84.53

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pay 5.8% more for transportation

 
United States
Addis Ababa
Gasoline (1 gallon) $2.62
 
$3.04
ETB70.28
Monthly public transit pass $63.05
 
$11.50
ETB265.77
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $23,189.08
 
$55,000.00
ETB1,271,050.05

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pay 2.4 times more for housing

 
United States
Addis Ababa
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$67.11
 
$542.50
ETB12,537.18
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $1,225.46
 
$359.79
ETB8,314.69
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $1,034.80
 
$188.34
ETB4,352.47

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pay 5.5% less for childcare

 
United States
Addis Ababa
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $891.12
 
$120.62
ETB2,787.64
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $15,195.09
 
$26,666.67
ETB616,266.69

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pay 48.0% less for entertainment and sports

 
United States
Addis Ababa
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $4.52
 
$1.00
ETB23.11
Cappuccino in mid-range area $4.18
 
$0.84
ETB19.30
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$7.90
 
$4.00
ETB92.44

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pay 2.0% more for clothing

 
United States
Addis Ababa
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$43.02
 
$27.50
ETB635.58
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$35.26
 
$60.91
ETB1,407.63
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$75.54
 
$79.27
ETB1,832.04

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