Cost of Living Comparison

USD
COMPARED TO
ETB

Virgin Islands is 15.5% cheaper than Ethiopia.

If you lived in Ethiopia instead of Virgin Islands, you would:
local_dining

pay 73.4% less for restaurants

  Virgin Islands help_outline Ethiopia help_outline  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $19.38 $4.00
ETB92.44
-79.4%
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$7.83 $3.42
ETB78.98
-56.4%
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $1.83 $0.45
ETB10.47
-75.3%
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $2.04 $0.38
ETB8.89
-81.2%

Virgin Islands vs. Ethiopia - Cost of restaurants
local_grocery_store

pay 66.5% less for groceries

  Virgin Islands help_outline Ethiopia help_outline  
Bread
1 loaf
$4.23 $0.69
ETB15.94
-83.7%
Local cheese (8 oz) $5.78 $3.10
ETB71.54
-46.4%
Milk (1 gallon) $6.84 $3.50
ETB80.84
-48.8%
Eggs
1 dozen
$3.17 $1.66
ETB38.30
-47.6%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $5.60 $2.49
ETB57.65
-55.5%
Apples (1 lb) $2.97 $1.76
ETB40.77
-40.6%
Bananas (1 lb) $1.47 $0.42
ETB9.65
-71.5%
Oranges (1 lb) $2.97 $0.48
ETB11.18
-83.7%
Tomatoes (1 lb) $2.78 $0.28
ETB6.44
-90.0%
Potatoes (1 lb) $1.71 $0.23
ETB5.29
-86.6%
Onions (1 lb) $2.10 $0.29
ETB6.60
-86.4%

Virgin Islands vs. Ethiopia - Cost of groceries
drive_eta

pay 68.4% less for transportation

  Virgin Islands help_outline Ethiopia help_outline  
Gasoline (1 gallon) $3.14 $2.77
ETB64.04
-11.9%
Monthly public transit pass $30.00 $10.00
ETB231.10
-66.7%
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) ?? $57,500.00
ETB1,328,825.06
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $34.85 $10.00
ETB231.10
-71.3%

Virgin Islands vs. Ethiopia - Cost of transportation
home

pay 54.6% less for housing

  Virgin Islands help_outline Ethiopia help_outline  
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$86.29 $576.25
ETB13,317.14
+567.8%
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $1,275.31 $295.10
ETB6,819.84
-76.9%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $1,023.96 $263.59
ETB6,091.49
-74.3%
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
including electric, gas, water, heating
$206.28 $41.05
ETB948.71
-80.1%

Virgin Islands vs. Ethiopia - Cost of housing
child_care

pay 34.8% more for childcare

  Virgin Islands help_outline Ethiopia help_outline  
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $450.00 $196.67
ETB4,544.97
-56.3%
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $13,000.00 $17,933.33
ETB414,439.35
+37.9%

Virgin Islands vs. Ethiopia - Cost of childcare
gamepad

pay 60.1% less for entertainment and sports

  Virgin Islands help_outline Ethiopia help_outline  
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $4.12 $0.93
ETB21.53
-77.4%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $5.21 $0.54
ETB12.52
-89.6%
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$5.17 $4.12
ETB95.18
-20.3%
Monthly membership at local gym $93.12 $38.22
ETB883.26
-59.0%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $9.83 $3.06
ETB70.83
-68.8%

Virgin Islands vs. Ethiopia - Cost of entertainment and sports
store

pay 17.5% less for clothing

  Virgin Islands help_outline Ethiopia help_outline  
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$38.33 $22.46
ETB519.15
-41.4%
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$40.00 $92.03
ETB2,126.93
+130.1%
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$88.17 $71.30
ETB1,647.74
-19.1%
Men's business shoes (leather) $101.67 $35.41
ETB818.37
-65.2%

Virgin Islands vs. Ethiopia - Cost of clothing
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