Whether you're living in Yemen or planning to move there, it is very important to know the cost of living and the prices of things. Here we list the average spending for the three main population groups.

All-inclusive

27,000 YER

average per month

6,700 YER

Range

57,000 YER

50,000 YER

average per month

10,000 YER

Range

80,000 YER

80,000 YER

average per month

23,000 YER

Range

120,000 YER

20,000 YER

average per month

3,300 YER

Range

43,000 YER

The figures displayed here are inclusive of everything: housing, travel, groceries, healthcare, etc.

The average monthly expenses for a single person living in Yemen is 27,000 YER. Expenses can range from 6,700 YER at the minimum level to 57,000 YER at the highest end.

The average monthly spending of couples in Yemen is 50,000 YER. Expenditure can range from 10,000 YER to 80,000 YER per month.

The average cost of living for families in Yemen is 80,000 YER per month. Families spend anywhere from 23,000 YER to 120,000 YER.

The average monthly expenditure for students in Yemen is 20,000 YER. Students spend from 3,300 YER to 43,000 YER per month.

Spending behavior can change drastically from one person to another. It is best to consider the minimum, average, and maximum spending together.

of water

6.7 YER

6.7 YER

6.7 YER

combo meal

67 YER

48 YER

110 YER

meal for one

220 YER

180 YER

280 YER

meal for one

560 YER

370 YER

670 YER

Soft Drink

5.6 YER

5.6 YER

5.6 YER

or latte

45 YER

28 YER

67 YER

large bottle

33 YER

28 YER

37 YER

bread

4.8 YER

4.2 YER

5.6 YER

eggs

33 YER

28 YER

42 YER

chicken

78 YER

61 YER

95 YER

1 kg or 1 lb

88 YER

74 YER

110 YER

1 kg or 1 lb

48 YER

42 YER

56 YER

1 kg or 1 lb

22 YER

19 YER

28 YER

1 kg or 1 lb

24 YER

21 YER

26 YER

1 kg or 1 lb

23 YER

20 YER

26 YER

taxi ride

33 YER

28 YER

67 YER

full tank

220 YER

170 YER

450 YER

1-day rental

220 YER

170 YER

330 YER

price

170,000 YER

84,000 YER

220,000 YER

one way

8.4 YER

5.6 YER

17 YER

Service

330 YER

220 YER

670 YER

and water bill

1,600 YER

400 YER

3,400 YER

and water bill

2,000 YER

500 YER

4,000 YER

and water bill

3,200 YER

700 YER

3,600 YER

and cable

330 YER

170 YER

450 YER

charges

220 YER

130 YER

670 YER

ticket

110 YER

84 YER

170 YER

membership

330 YER

270 YER

670 YER

or pants

280 YER

200 YER

420 YER

dress

260 YER

190 YER

840 YER

shoes

240 YER

180 YER

560 YER

shoes

190 YER

150 YER

370 YER

suit

210 YER

170 YER

1,100 YER

t-shirt

110 YER

84 YER

330 YER

apartment

4,200 YER

2,800 YER

11,000 YER

apartment

6,700 YER

4,200 YER

17,000 YER

apartment

8,400 YER

5,600 YER

22,000 YER

apartment

840,000 YER

560,000 YER

1,700,000 YER

apartment

1,100,000 YER

670,000 YER

4,200,000 YER

apartment

3,300,000 YER

1,100,000 YER

6,700,000 YER

Bed

4,200 YER

3,300 YER

5,600 YER

Bed

3,300 YER

2,200 YER

4,200 YER

Bed

2,600 YER

2,000 YER

3,300 YER

Room

4,800 YER

3,700 YER

17,000 YER

Table

2,200 YER

1,700 YER

4,200 YER

or Couch

3,000 YER

2,200 YER

6,700 YER

Set

3,300 YER

2,200 YER

6,700 YER

or Freezer

3,000 YER

2,000 YER

4,200 YER

Machine

3,700 YER

2,600 YER

6,700 YER

or Cooker

3,000 YER

2,400 YER

4,200 YER

Phone

3,300 YER

2,800 YER

4,800 YER

or Computer

3,700 YER

3,000 YER

6,700 YER

The percentage figures in this section are percentages of total spending not income. If you would like to see the percentage of expenses as related to income or salary, see additional sections below.

SingleSpending habits, consumption analysis, and expenditure patterns for a single person living in Yemen

36% of total expenses on average (27% to 42%)

LOW | 2,400 YER |

AVERAGE | 9,600 YER |

HIGH | 20,000 YER |

Per Month |

6% of total expenses on average (2% to 9%)

LOW | 400 YER |

AVERAGE | 1,600 YER |

HIGH | 3,400 YER |

Per Month |

8% of total expenses on average (3% to 11%)

LOW | 530 YER |

AVERAGE | 2,100 YER |

HIGH | 4,500 YER |

Per Month |

16% of total expenses on average (9% to 22%)

LOW | 1,100 YER |

AVERAGE | 4,300 YER |

HIGH | 9,100 YER |

Per Month |

9% of total expenses on average (5% to 14%)

LOW | 600 YER |

AVERAGE | 2,400 YER |

HIGH | 5,100 YER |

Per Month |

5% of total expenses on average (2% to 9%)

LOW | 330 YER |

AVERAGE | 1,300 YER |

HIGH | 2,800 YER |

Per Month |

2% of total expenses on average (1% to 4%)

LOW | 130 YER |

AVERAGE | 530 YER |

HIGH | 1,100 YER |

Per Month |

18% of total expenses on average (15% to 21%)

LOW | 1,200 YER |

AVERAGE | 4,800 YER |

HIGH | 10,000 YER |

Per Month |

CoupleAverage monthly living expenditure breaks and spending patterns for couples in Yemen

33% of total expenses on average (30% to 43%)

LOW | 3,300 YER |

AVERAGE | 17,000 YER |

HIGH | 26,000 YER |

Per Month |

5% of total expenses on average (2% to 8%)

LOW | 500 YER |

AVERAGE | 2,000 YER |

HIGH | 4,000 YER |

Per Month |

12% of total expenses on average (7% to 15%)

LOW | 1,200 YER |

AVERAGE | 6,000 YER |

HIGH | 9,600 YER |

Per Month |

14% of total expenses on average (7% to 19%)

LOW | 1,400 YER |

AVERAGE | 7,000 YER |

HIGH | 11,000 YER |

Per Month |

11% of total expenses on average (5% to 14%)

LOW | 1,100 YER |

AVERAGE | 5,500 YER |

HIGH | 8,800 YER |

Per Month |

6% of total expenses on average (3% to 10%)

LOW | 600 YER |

AVERAGE | 3,000 YER |

HIGH | 4,800 YER |

Per Month |

2% of total expenses on average (1% to 4%)

LOW | 200 YER |

AVERAGE | 1,000 YER |

HIGH | 1,600 YER |

Per Month |

17% of total expenses on average (14% to 20%)

LOW | 1,700 YER |

AVERAGE | 8,500 YER |

HIGH | 14,000 YER |

Per Month |

FamilyAverage monthly expenses and break out of spending for families living in Yemen

32% of total expenses on average (27% to 38%)

LOW | 7,500 YER |

AVERAGE | 26,000 YER |

HIGH | 39,000 YER |

Per Month |

3% of total expenses on average (2% to 7%)

LOW | 700 YER |

AVERAGE | 3,200 YER |

HIGH | 3,600 YER |

Per Month |

8% of total expenses on average (5% to 10%)

LOW | 1,900 YER |

AVERAGE | 6,400 YER |

HIGH | 9,600 YER |

Per Month |

18% of total expenses on average (12% to 23%)

LOW | 4,200 YER |

AVERAGE | 14,000 YER |

HIGH | 22,000 YER |

Per Month |

8% of total expenses on average (6% to 12%)

LOW | 1,900 YER |

AVERAGE | 6,400 YER |

HIGH | 9,600 YER |

Per Month |

5% of total expenses on average (2% to 9%)

LOW | 1,200 YER |

AVERAGE | 4,000 YER |

HIGH | 6,000 YER |

Per Month |

14% of total expenses on average (11% to 18%)

LOW | 3,300 YER |

AVERAGE | 11,000 YER |

HIGH | 17,000 YER |

Per Month |

12% of total expenses on average (8% to 15%)

LOW | 2,800 YER |

AVERAGE | 9,600 YER |

HIGH | 14,000 YER |

Per Month |

StudentCost of living and expense breaks for students in Yemen

24% of total expenses on average (18% to 31%)

LOW | 800 YER |

AVERAGE | 4,800 YER |

HIGH | 10,000 YER |

Per Month |

4% of total expenses on average (3% to 7%)

LOW | 130 YER |

AVERAGE | 800 YER |

HIGH | 1,700 YER |

Per Month |

7% of total expenses on average (5% to 9%)

LOW | 230 YER |

AVERAGE | 1,400 YER |

HIGH | 3,000 YER |

Per Month |

20% of total expenses on average (16% to 24%)

LOW | 670 YER |

AVERAGE | 4,000 YER |

HIGH | 8,700 YER |

Per Month |

6% of total expenses on average (3% to 9%)

LOW | 200 YER |

AVERAGE | 1,200 YER |

HIGH | 2,600 YER |

Per Month |

5% of total expenses on average (2% to 9%)

LOW | 170 YER |

AVERAGE | 1,000 YER |

HIGH | 2,200 YER |

Per Month |

19% of total expenses on average (17% to 24%)

LOW | 640 YER |

AVERAGE | 3,800 YER |

HIGH | 8,300 YER |

Per Month |

15% of total expenses on average (12% to 17%)

LOW | 500 YER |

AVERAGE | 3,000 YER |

HIGH | 6,500 YER |

Per Month |

This section breaks down and compares expenses for all population groups: singles, couples, students, and families. If you want to see details for a specific group, please see the previous section. We asked thousands of people about their spending habits and expenditure breaks. Below are the results.

People living in Yemen typically spend from 26% to 39% of their total monthly expenditure on housing with 31% being the average. The average spend on housing is 14,000 YER with expenditure ranging from 3,500 YER and 24,000 YER. This cost mainly goes for rent but it also includes other accommodation-related expenses. Housing costs are highest for families and lowest for students as expected.

On average, utility expenditure like electricity, water, and gas in Yemen ranges from 2% to 8% of total expenses with 5% being the the average. The average monthly cost of utilities is 1,900 YER with 430 YER and 3,200 YER being the upper and lower limits.

Fuel consumption and cost of transport depend heavily on whether you live near your work or school, but roughly speaking you would expect to spend from 960 YER to 6,700 YER on commuting with 4,000 YER being the norm for most people in one month. This means that money spent on transport constitutes about 9% of total spending on average but can go as low as 5% or as high as 11%.

The average outlay on groceries in a month in Yemen is 7,400 YER. The cost of groceries can range between 1,800 YER to 13,000 YER. People spend on average about 17% on food and groceries with upper and lower bounds of 11% and 17% respectively.

People in Yemen allocate 5% to 12% of their total monthly expenditure to healthcare including health insurance and out-of-pocket medical expenses. The average spending is around 9%. The range of medical expenses range from 940 YER to 6,500 YER with 3,900 YER being the norm.

This category mostly contains discretionary or non-essential expenses but also some non-discretionary spending like furniture for example. The monthly expenses range from 570 YER to 4,000 YER with 2,300 YER being the average. Speaking of percentages, that equates to 2% to 9% of total expenses with an average of 5% for most residents.

Spending on education can vary drastically between different people. While working singles can spend 0% on education, families and students' expenditure can reach up to 22%. On average, education constitutes 9% of the monthly expenditure with 8% and 13% being the lower and upper bounds respectively. The average reported education cost is 4,100 YER per month with 1,100 YER being the minimum spent amount and 7,000 YER being the maximum.