Cost of living index in Benin

Milk (1Liter / 0.26Gallon) 1.75 (USD)
Eggs (30 pack) 4.44 (USD)
White bread (100g loaf) 0.27 (USD)
Rice (1kg / 2.2lbs) 1.14 (USD)
Cheese (1kg / 2.2lbs) 2.18 (USD)
Boneless chicken breast (1kg / 2.2lbs) 7.95 (USD)
Beef steak (1kg / 2.2lbs) 7.07 (USD)
Banana (1kg / 2.2lbs) 1.09 (USD)
Oranges (1kg / 2.2lbs) 1.72 (USD)
Apples (1kg / 2.2lbs) 2.99 (USD)
Onions (1kg / 2.2lbs) 1.67 (USD)
Potato (1kg / 2.2lbs) 1.16 (USD)
Tomato (1kg / 2.2lbs) 1.74 (USD)
Lettuce (1 leaf) 0.61 (USD)
Bottle of Water (1.5L / 50oz) 0.81 (USD)
Bottle of Red Wine 7 (USD)
Local beer (33cl / 11oz) 0.51 (USD)
Imported beer (33cl / 11oz) 1.25 (USD)
Pack of cigarettes (20 units) 0 (USD)
Fast food meal (MCD Big mac) 13.76 (USD)
Meal in cheap restaurant 3.73 (USD)
Meal in high end restaurant 20.58 (USD)
Bottle of Water (33cl / 11oz) 0.75 (USD)
Cup of coffee 2.33 (USD)
Limonade (Coca cola) 0.94 (USD)
Local beer (33cl / 11oz) 0.78 (USD)
Imported beer (33cl / 11oz) 1.91 (USD)
Sport shoes (Nike / Adidas) 0 (USD)
Mens Dress shoes 0 (USD)
High quality jeans 0 (USD)
womens summer dress 0 (USD)
Taxi minimum charge 3.29 (USD)
Taxi fare (1km / 0.6mile) 0 (USD)
Taxi 1 hour waiting 0 (USD)
Bus or metro ticket (One way) 0 (USD)
One month pass 0 (USD)
Gas price (1Liter / 0.26Gallon) 0.91 (USD)
Mid range compact car (Honda Civic) 6862.8 (USD)
Mid range family car (Toyota corolla) 9682.67 (USD)
Gym monthly membership cost 51.98 (USD)
1 hour tennis court rental 0 (USD)
Cinema ticket price 3.23 (USD)
1 bedroom flat in city center 52.45 (USD)
3 bedrooms flat in city center 349.93 (USD)
1 bedroom flat outside city center 53 (USD)
3 bedrooms flat outside city center 174.97 (USD)
Square meter price in city center 0 (USD)
Square meter price outside city center 0 (USD)
Monthly (Natural Gas, Electricity, Water, AC) for family 34.32 (USD)
50 mbps unlimited internet (ADSL or Fiber optic) 45.72 (USD)
Local calls mobile tariff for 1 mn 0.1 (USD)
Kindergarten or preschool monthly fees 73.38 (USD)
Average primary, secondary and high school yearly fees 2974.45 (USD)
Average monthly net salary 322.75 (USD)
Average yearly interest rates on home loans 0 %

Grocery budget for one person per month in Benin

On average a signle person can spend arround 108 (USD) a month which is considered quite affordable comparing to other places in the world. This will cover all your supermarket needs such as fruit, vegetables, dairy products and drinking water.
Note that cigarettes, beers and wine are excluded from this expenses report.

Grocery budget for two people per month in Benin

178 (USD) will be enough for grocery shopping for a couple or two people splitting supermarket expenses.
this budget is considered quite cheap if we compare it to the average worldwide, this budget will cover their monthly needs on dairy products, fruits and veggies and all other supermarket expenses excluding cigarettes, wine and beer.

Grocery budget for family of 4 per month in Benin

Grocery expenses for family of 4 people can be on average 285 (USD) per month in Benin, if we compare it to other big cities in the world this amount is considered on the cheap side.
This report is taking in consideration all monthly needs for the family from supermarket including bakery and dairy products.




Cost of living by city in Benin