Addis Abeba travel budget

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Sample budgets for a trip to Addis Abeba

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Addis Abeba for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 26 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 6.6 per person
  • $ 1 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 571* (16548 ETB)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 47 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 7.2 per person
  • $ 3.3 per person

Total budget:

$ 1279* (37114 ETB)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 70 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 23 per person
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 6.7 per person

Total budget:

$ 2297* (66654 ETB)

* estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks (excluding plane tickets).


Cost of living in Addis Abeba compared to Ethiopia in 2019

On average, the cost of living in Addis Abeba in 2019 is 41% less than the average cost of living in United States.

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in Addis Abeba in 2019 compared to average prices in United States:


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Local prices in Addis Abeba by expense type

Restaurant budget in Addis Abeba

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Addis Abeba is 70% cheaper than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 3.6/person
($ 2.2 to $ 6.5)

77% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 16/person
($ 6.9 to $ 18)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 3.3/person
($ 3.2 to $ 4.3)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 8
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.1 for 500ml
($ 0.7 to $ 1.1)

77% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.9
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1 for 330ml
($ 0.6 to $ 1.2)

69% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 0.7/cup
($ 0.5 to $ 1.1)

83% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.5
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.5/can
($ 0.4 to $ 0.7)

74% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.4/bottle
($ 0.4 to $ 0.6)

76% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Addis Abeba

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Addis Abeba is 60% cheaper than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 33/night
($ 32 to $ 35)

70% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 108
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 41/night
($ 22 to $ 69)

67% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 52/night
($ 32 to $ 81)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 179
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 89/night
($ 60 to $ 127)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 261
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 245/night
($ 145 to $ 427)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 502
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 28/month
($ 24 to $ 32)

79% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 87/month
($ 46 to $ 171)

48% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 168
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 159/month
($ 71 to $ 308)

4% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 40/month
($ 27 to $ 53)

82% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 223

Supermarket food budget in Addis Abeba

On average, the price of supermarket food in Addis Abeba is 42% cheaper than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.1/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 1.2)

23% more than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.1/500g
($ 0.5 to $ 1.1)

63% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.3/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 1.7)

67% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.9/12 eggs
($ 1.1 to $ 2.4)

20% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.5
Cheese
Cheese
$ 8.2/kg
($ 4.5 to $ 11)

27% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 6.5/kg
($ 3.5 to $ 9.4)

30% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9.2
Apples
Apples
$ 4.1/kg
($ 2.6 to $ 5.4)

17% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.8
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.2/kg
($ 1 to $ 2.2)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 2.7)

78% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.4
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.4 to $ 1.1)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 0.8/salad
($ 0.4 to $ 1.1)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.8
($ 0.5 to $ 1.1)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 12/kg
($ 6.5 to $ 13)

8% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Addis Abeba

On average, the price of transport in Addis Abeba is 47% cheaper than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.2/ticket
($ 0.2 to $ 0.6)

89% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 12/month
($ 11 to $ 16)

84% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 77
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.1/km
($ 0.6 to $ 1.9)

41% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1/litre
($ 0.7 to $ 1.1)

22% more than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 2.2
($ 1.9 to $ 2.2)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.8

Budget for living and housing in Addis Abeba

On average, the cost of housing in Addis Abeba is 40% cheaper than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 115/month
($ 16 to $ 216)

31% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 165
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0/min.

90% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 463/month
($ 259 to $ 860)

67% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1401
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 206/month
($ 108 to $ 269)

81% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1111
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1916/month
($ 1075 to $ 2685)

15% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2273
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1171/month
($ 538 to $ 2095)

34% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1778
Gym
Gym
$ 49/month
($ 29 to $ 88)

24% more than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 181/month
($ 108 to $ 216)

81% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 977
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 19257/yr
($ 19114 to $ 19329)

11% more than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17480

Leisure activity budget in Addis Abeba

On average, budget for leisure activities in Addis Abeba is 28% cheaper than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 3.3/ticket
($ 3.2 to $ 4.3)

74% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 20/hr
($ 12 to $ 33)

17% more than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Addis Abeba

On average, shopping budget in Addis Abeba is essentially the same as in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 3.3/pack
($ 3.1 to $ 5.7)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 28
($ 17 to $ 44)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 48
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 87
($ 44 to $ 139)

123% more than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 104
($ 87 to $ 128)

27% more than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 82
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 60
($ 35 to $ 95)

42% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 103

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About this information on the cost of living in Addis Abeba

The information about the cost of living in Addis Abeba shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including: Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

The information about the cost of living in Addis Abeba was updated on 01-12-2019.

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