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Addis Ababa or Addis Abeba (the spelling used by the official Ethiopian Mapping Authority),(Amharic: አዲስ አበባ? Addis Abäba IPA: [adˈdis ˈabəba] , "new flower"; Oromo: Finfinne, [fɪnˈfɪ́n.nɛ́] "Natural Spring(s)"), is the capital and largest city of Ethiopia. It has a population of 3,384,569 according to the 2007 population census, with annual growth rate of 3.8%. This number has been increased from the originally published 2,738,248 figure and appears to be still largely underestimated. As a chartered city (ras gez astedader), Addis Ababa has the status of both a city and a state. It is where the African Union is and its predecessor the OAU was based. It also hosts the headquarters of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and numerous other continental and international organizations. Addis Ababa is therefore often referred to as "the political capital of Africa" due to its historical, diplomatic and political significance for the continent. The city is populated by people from different regions of Ethiopia. It is home to Addis Ababa University. The Federation of African Societies of Chemistry (FASC) and Horn of Africa Press Institute (HAPI) are also headquartered in Addis Ababa.


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Facts and Stats for Addis Ababa*

  • Pollution Statistics in Addis Ababa

    Know the pollution level of Addis Ababa before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 69.87 (High)
    • Water Pollution 71.88 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 61.88 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 78.66 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 61.59 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 79.88 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 67.68 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 81.76 (Very High)
  • Addis Ababa: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Addis Ababa for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Addis Ababa.

    • Burglary and Theft 45.27 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 46.71 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 37.5 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 74.32 (High)
    • Car Stealing 37.16 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 59.46 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 38.16 (Low)
    • Drug offense 32.24 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 44.08 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 40.13 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 26.97 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 51.32 (Moderate)
  • Living in Addis Ababa - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Addis Ababa is 65.56 (Low)

    • Safety Index 55.49 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 96.82 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 82.31 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 60.2 (Very High)
    • Cost of Living Index 54.01 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 52.53 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 29.61 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 11.28 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Addis Ababa

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Addis Ababa

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.02 USD
    • International Movie per seat 2.7 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 197.67 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 92.67 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 42 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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