Location map of Ethiopia
Living in Ethiopia
Live in one of the oldest countries in the world
Ethiopia has a unique cultural heritage
The rich cultural heritage is magnified by the fact that Ethiopia is the home of one of the oldest Christian Churches (the Ethiopian Orthodox Church) and has experienced a long period of monarchy.
Living in Addis Ababa
The capital of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa is the home of the African Union
A nice climate
Located at 2,300 metres above sea level, Addis Ababa has a mild climate.
|Temperature (average, °C)||15.4||16.6||17.9||17.9||18||17||15.9||15.8||16.2||15.7||14.8||14.9|
|Temperature (min, °C)||7.4||8.7||10.5||11.1||10.8||10.6||11.1||11||10.7||8.7||6.7||7|
|Temperature (max, °C)||23.5||24.5||25.4||24.8||25.2||23.4||20.7||20.7||21.7||22.7||23||22.9|
|Precipitation (average, mm)||17||39||66||86||84||118||256||263||161||34||8||11|
Database source: de.climate-data.org
A modern city
Huge skyscrapers are changing the whole profile of the city
A 46-storey glass tower is notably under construction.
Cost of living
Living in Ethiopia is, for expatriates, inexpensive.
The 2018 Mercer Cost of Living Survey ranks Addis-Ababa as the 183th most expensive city in the World (out of 209 cities).
Rank of selected cities- Mercer Cost of Living Survey (2018)
|183||Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)|
Source: Mercer Cost of Living Survey (2018). Note: from the most expensive to the lowest expensive city.
Examples of nominal costs
The table below provides indicative accommodation and subsistence costs
|Expenses||Median indicative cost (USD per month)|
1 bedroom apartment in city centre
Communication and utilities
Sports and leisure
Database source: Unipage.net. Last access: October, 2018.
Ethiopian companies provide basic services necessary to live in Ethiopia. A list of service providers is provided here