coffee with milk 5 birr tea 3 birr taxi (bus) ride .75 - 1.40 birr contract taxi ride of equivalent distance 25-40 birr meals 30 - 60 birr in a decent restaurant gov't tax on television sets 50 birr per year Movie ticket price 30 birr internet charges at an internet cafe .25 birr per minute or 12 birr per hour
Accomodation: price depends on whether you live in Addis or outside. In Addis the prices are extremely high and depend on whether the landlords knows the budget granted by foreign organizations to their staff.
For example, in places closed by international schools, a 4 bedroom house can costs easily 2000 USD per months...can get up to 3500 USD and even more in the best locations (Old airport closed by the international school).
For cheaper accomodation, one has to think about moving outside town or knowing some locals who could help in identifying empty house whose landlords are not tuned to the expat community.
Petrol and Diesel tend to cost half a dollar per litre.
Transportation: expats will pay much more than locals might they have to take a taxi.
Foodstuff: imported food including fresh food is relatively cheap in comparison with surrounding countries.
Hotel rooms in international chain are expensive (Sheraton 290 USD per night, Hilton in the late 100)Local hotels are cheaper.