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Cost of Living in Antananarivo

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Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 6,000.00 Ar 5,000.00-7,000.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 55,000.00 Ar 50,000.00-60,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10,000.00 Ar 10,000.00-20,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 3,000.00 Ar 2,500.00-5,000.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6,000.00 Ar 5,000.00-7,000.00
Cappuccino (regular) 4,500.00 Ar 4,000.00-5,000.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 1,666.67 Ar 1,000.00-4,000.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1,260.00 Ar 1,000.00-1,500.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 12,870.40 Ar 6,813.74-15,141.65
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 2,267.96 Ar
Rice (white), (1 lb) 907.19 Ar 453.59-1,133.98
Eggs (regular) (12) 5,200.00 Ar 3,600.00-6,000.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 11,793.42 Ar 9,979.04-13,607.79
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 7,484.28 Ar 6,350.30-8,618.27
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6,350.30 Ar 6,350.30-6,350.30
Apples (1 lb) 1,587.58 Ar 907.19-2,267.96
Banana (1 lb) 725.75 Ar 453.59-907.19
Oranges (1 lb) 1,247.38 Ar 680.39-1,814.37
Tomato (1 lb) 1,247.38 Ar 907.19-1,587.58
Potato (1 lb) 748.43 Ar 362.87-1,133.98
Onion (1 lb) 1,587.58 Ar 907.19-2,721.56
Lettuce (1 head) 450.00 Ar 400.00-500.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1,900.00 Ar 1,600.00-2,700.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 20,000.00 Ar 8,000.00-20,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2,900.00 Ar 2,800.00-3,000.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 6,000.00 Ar 4,000.00-8,000.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 11,000.00 Ar
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 400.00 Ar 400.00-500.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) ?
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5,000.00 Ar 5,000.00-5,000.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 8,046.72 Ar 6,000.00-8,046.72
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 22,500.00 Ar 15,000.00-30,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 15,330.92 Ar 13,248.94-17,034.36
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 100,000,000.00 Ar
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 160,000,000.00 Ar
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 130,000.00 Ar
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 91.67 Ar 75.00-100.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 333,500.00 Ar 249,000.00-450,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 262,500.00 Ar 100,000.00-300,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 15,000.00 Ar
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 18,500.00 Ar 15,000.00-22,000.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,550,000.00 Ar 1,600,000.00-3,500,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 3,500,000.00 Ar
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 300,000.00 Ar 200,000.00-400,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) ?
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 515,000.00 Ar 450,000.00-580,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 150,000.00 Ar
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 766,666.67 Ar 500,000.00-1,650,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 316,666.67 Ar 150,000.00-450,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,750,000.00 Ar 1,800,000.00-5,000,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,500,000.00 Ar 1,200,000.00-1,800,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 278,706.80 Ar
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre ?
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 175,000.00 Ar
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate ?

Prices in Antananarivo

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Last update: July 2019
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4 Comments so far

#michael on Apr 12, 2018 :
"This is as a results of colonization"

Yeah, blame colonizators for everything. I wonder who built first railways and paved roads in Africa? Yes, bad "colonizators".
#Tom_from_the_US on Aug 26, 2017 :
I have been working here for 3 years (I work for the American government) and I can tell you that life is very good here. We have nice houses with swimming pools for no more than $3000/month. We have nanies and cooks for less than $50/month and I pay well above what my friends pay! Malagasy are nice and educated, they work hard and are very honest, which is good compared with the rest of Africa. A few of them are poor but I guess this is in rural areas. In Tana everyone makes good money thanks to the many companies that are based here. Security is good.
#Glen Stone on Feb 20, 2017 :
Having visited Antananarivo, I resided at one of the Hotels in Tana. By comparison,Madagascar is a very beautiful country with extremely beautiful people.
However, evidently visible, is the alarming poverty on the streets with lots of beautiful children begging for handouts either in money or otherwise. The infrastructure leaves a lot to be desired. This is as a results of colonization.May God bless this country.
#Sam on Aug 11, 2016 :
The cities of Madagascar are expensive. Only the rural area make Madagascar looks like a very poor country where inhabitant lives under 2 USD per month. But in cities like Antananarivo, the average income of citizens is above 1000 USD per month