Cost of Living in Yemen

The population of Yemen is 28,250,420. The average cost of living in Yemen is $1635 and the median after-tax salary is $363.74

Restaurants
Markets
Transportation
Childcare
Clothing
Rent Per Month
Buy Apartment
Salaries
Yemen
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Restaurants

Price

World Range

Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant

5.99 $

Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course

17.97 $

McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)

8.89 $

Domestic Beer (1 pint draught)

--

Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle)

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Cappuccino (regular)

2.89 $

Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle)

1.3 $

Water (12 oz small bottle)

0.63 $

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Markets

Price

World Range

Milk (regular), (1 gallon)

2.2 $

Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb)

1.18 $

Rice (white), (1 lb)

3.8 $

Eggs (regular) (12)

3.79 $

Local Cheese (1 lb)

6.39 $

Chicken Fillets (1 lb)

10.05 $

Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)

22.79 $

Apples (1 lb)

5.57 $

Banana (1 lb)

1.63 $

Oranges (1 lb)

4.02 $

Tomato (1 lb)

2.44 $

Potato (1 lb)

1.91 $

Onion (1 lb)

1.8 $

Lettuce (1 head)

0.67 $

Water (1.5 liter bottle)

0.87 $

Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)

--

Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)

--

Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle)

--

Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)

3.99 $

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Transportation

Price

World Range

One-way Ticket (Local Transport)

0.8 $

Monthly Pass (Regular Price)

49.93 $

Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)

2.0 $

Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff)

3.99 $

Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)

5.5 $

Gasoline (1 gallon)

2.0 $

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)

11983.23 $

Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car)

32129.39 $

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Utilities (Monthly)

Price

World Range

Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment

81.65 $

1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)

0.06 $

Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)

59.5 $

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Sports And Leisure

Price

World Range

Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult

60.64 $

Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)

21.85 $

Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat

5.0 $

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Childcare

Price

World Range

Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child

51.96 $

International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child

2124.6 $

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Clothing And Shoes

Price

World Range

1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)

54.52 $

1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...)

74.91 $

1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)

68.54 $

1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes

91.6 $

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Rent Per Month

Price

World Range

Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre

219.76 $

Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre

125.61 $

Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre

508.1 $

Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre

348.38 $

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Buy Apartment Price

Price

World Range

Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre

1225.79 $

Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre

766.68 $

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Salaries And Financing

Price

World Range

Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax)

363.74 $

Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate

12.0 %

Yemen

How Safe Is Yemen for Travel?
Warnings & Dangers in Yemen

OVERALL RISK: HIGH

Yemen is currently a very dangerous destination for potential travelers. Governments in several countries have even issued warnings against traveling to this country, for reasons such as terrorism, kidnappings and other types of violent crime. Visiting Yemen can end in you getting seriously hurt or killed.

TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK: HIGH

The road transportation system in Yemen is extremely limited, with only a small percentage of roads paved. Taxis and public transportation are available but they are often in poor condition and lack safety precautions. Do not travel around Yemen unaccompanied under any circumstance.

PICKPOCKETS RISK: HIGH

Crime levels are high in Yemen and this goes for both petty and violent crime. Expect petty crimes like pickpocketing, bag snatching, camera snatching, and other forms of theft. Avoid crowded places, if you must leave your accommodation.

NATURAL DISASTERS RISK: HIGH

Floods and cyclones are Yemen's worst enemies when it comes to natural disasters. In 2015, the country's fifth-largest city, Mukalla was hit by severe flooding while thousands of people were left homeless.

MUGGING RISK: HIGH

Violent confrontations like muggings, armed robberies, and kidnappings are regular in Yemen so it is recommended that you take extra care on the streets of this country, avoid dark streets and deserted areas. Bear in mind that risks increase after dark.

TERRORISM RISK: HIGH

Terrorists are very likely to try and carry out attacks in Yemen, and the biggest threat is coming to AQAP in a place where they have strong connections and in more isolated areas like Hadramawt and Shabwah. Remain vigilant at all times.

SCAMS RISK: HIGH

If you go to Yemen, scams are the least of your problems. However, there are scammers here too, and with them, the risk of you getting crossed over. Double-check your change, never pay anything upfront and negotiate everything in advance. Be very careful around ATMs and be wary of anyone trying to distract you.

WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK: HIGH

Yemen is not a safe destination for women. Do not go alone anywhere, and keep in mind that it is best not to move around Yemen at all, except if you're in a car with windows rolled up.

Useful Information & Tips
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Visas

Most countries do need a visa in order to enter Yemen and if you need one, you will have to acquire one from one of the Yemeni diplomatic missions. If you are not sure about your visa status, visit www.doyouneedvisa.com which will let you know whether or not you need a visa based on your nationality and the country you want to visit.

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Currency

Yemeni rial is the official currency in Yemen. ATMs exist in this country and you can use your credit cards but it is still recommended that you bring cash with you.

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Weather

Yemen has subtropical dry, hot desert climate characterized by the lack of precipitation throughout the year, and by high temperatures during summer and a big difference between the maximum and minimum temperatures, particularly in the inland areas.

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Airports

Sana'a International Airport is the busiest and the main international airport in Yemen. It is located in Sana'a, the capital of Yemen.

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Travel Insurance

Just like anywhere else, we recommend getting travel insurance when traveling to Yemen, since it covers not only the costs of medical problems but also theft and loss of valuables.