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.
  • $ 6.7 per person
  • $ 1.4 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 589* (19460 ETB)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 48 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 8.1 per person
  • $ 3.3 per person

Total budget:

$ 1335* (44170 ETB)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 71 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 24 per person
  • $ 20 per person
  • $ 6.7 per person

Total budget:

$ 2379* (78694 ETB)

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


Cost of living in Addis Abeba compared to Ethiopia in 2020

On average, the cost of living in Addis Abeba in 2020 is 40% less than the average cost of living in the United States (USA).

See the graphic below for the price variation percentage by type of expense in Addis Abeba in 2020 compared to average prices in the United States (USA):


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 the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 3.5/person
($ 1.9 to $ 6.5)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 17/person
($ 14 to $ 18)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 30
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 3.7/person
($ 3.2 to $ 5.6)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.1 for 500ml
($ 0.6 to $ 1.1)

80% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.3
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 1 for 330ml
($ 0.6 to $ 1.2)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.2
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 0.8/cup
($ 0.5 to $ 1.1)

82% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.5
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.6/can
($ 0.5 to $ 0.7)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.4/bottle
($ 0.4 to $ 0.6)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Addis Abeba

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Addis Abeba is 54% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 33/night
($ 32 to $ 35)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 42/night
($ 22 to $ 70)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 53/night
($ 33 to $ 79)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 89/night
($ 60 to $ 127)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 248/night
($ 147 to $ 425)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 28/month
($ 24 to $ 32)

79% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 136
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 89/month
($ 47 to $ 176)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 155/month
($ 71 to $ 286)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 40/month
($ 27 to $ 53)

82% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 162/month
($ 88 to $ 292)

7% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Supermarket food budget in Addis Abeba

On average, the price of supermarket food in Addis Abeba is 39% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.2/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 1.3)

28% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.1/500g
($ 0.5 to $ 1.1)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Rice
Rice
$ 1.3/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 2.2)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2/12 eggs
($ 1.1 to $ 2.4)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.5
Cheese
Cheese
$ 10.3/kg
($ 4.5 to $ 11)

11% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 6.5/kg
($ 3.5 to $ 9.4)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 4.1/kg
($ 2.6 to $ 5.4)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.9
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.4/kg
($ 1 to $ 2.2)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 2.7)

78% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.6
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1/kg
($ 0.4 to $ 1.1)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.9
Salad
Salad
$ 1/salad
($ 0.4 to $ 1.1)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.8
($ 0.5 to $ 1.1)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 13/kg
($ 6.5 to $ 13)

6% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 14

Public and private transport budget in Addis Abeba

On average, the price of transport in Addis Abeba is 44% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.4/ticket
($ 0.2 to $ 1.1)

88% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 14/month
($ 11 to $ 22)

82% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 81
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.2/km
($ 0.6 to $ 2.3)

32% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1/litre
($ 0.6 to $ 1.1)

20% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 2.2
($ 1.8 to $ 2.3)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.4

Budget for living and housing in Addis Abeba

On average, the cost of housing in Addis Abeba is 33% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 127/month
($ 20 to $ 216)

26% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 171
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0/min.

91% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 483/month
($ 259 to $ 860)

67% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1470
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 193/month
($ 136 to $ 269)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1175
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 1973/month
($ 1075 to $ 4295)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2352
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 806/month
($ 538 to $ 1504)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1853
Gym
Gym
$ 69/month
($ 29 to $ 108)

65% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 41
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 155/month
($ 101 to $ 216)

84% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1008
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 27911/yr
($ 19323 to $ 32204)

59% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17632

Leisure activity budget in Addis Abeba

On average, budget for leisure activities in Addis Abeba is 30% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 3.3/ticket
($ 3.2 to $ 4.3)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 20/hr
($ 12 to $ 33)

14% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Addis Abeba

On average, shopping budget in Addis Abeba is 10% cheaper than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 4.5/pack
($ 3.1 to $ 5.9)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.5
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 32
($ 17 to $ 44)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 48
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 65
($ 28 to $ 138)

69% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 89
($ 54 to $ 128)

9% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 82
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 57
($ 35 to $ 95)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 104

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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 29-06-2020.

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