The Cost of Food In Ethiopia

Cost of Food in Ethiopia
Cost of Food in Ethiopia

The Cost of Food in Ethiopia consistently keeps rising, and the unemployment rate is expected to reach 15 percent (16.9 Million) by January 2020.  Even though the majority of food and groceries are grown locally is becoming more unaffordable for Ethiopians to eat healthy nutritional meals; nutritional food is essential for human development and to avoid serious long term illness,

For the last 12 months, we collected data on the cost of Food in Ethiopia in Partnerships with Expatistan.

Birr is an official Ethiopian currency, USD (United States Dollar) is the official currency of the United States of America, which is the currency used around the world,

The Cost of Foods In Ethiopia

FoodsCost In BirrCost in USD
Basic Lunch Time Menu $160$5.56
Combo Meal in Fast Foods$155$5.36
Boneless Chicken Breast 500 gr ( 1 Ib.)$146$5.05
1 liter whole Fat Milk$28$0.96
12 eggs, Large$56$1.94
1 kg (2 Ib.) Tomatoes$23$0.81
500 gr ( 16oz.) local cheese $114$3.97
1 kg (2 Ib.) of apples108$3.74
1 kg (2 Ib.) of Potatoes$12$0.41
0.51 ( 16 oz.) Domestic Beer$20$0.68
1 bottle of Red table Wine$179$6.00
2 Liters of Coca-Cola$37$1.29
Bread for 2 People for 1 Day$11$0.38
Cost of Food in Ethiopia
Cost of Food in Ethiopia

The Country Inflation rate is at 12.7 percent with a GDP of 83.836 billion; Ethiopia doesn’t have its ports which is why everything is expensive. It relies on imports for a product such as Rice and pasta and hygiene products,

This makes a living in Ethiopia quite expensive for residents because the average monthly salary is between $200 to USD 400 per month, which is ( $5,677 to 11,532 Birr Monthly in local currency.