Bishoftu Tourism

Bishoftu (Amharic: ቢሾፍቱ) is a town and separate woreda of Ethiopia, lying south east of Addis Ababa. It was formerly known as Debre Zeyit (Amharic: ደብረ ዘይት) however since the late 1990s it has been officially known by the Oromo name, Bishoftu, which was its name until 1955. The town is located in the Misraq Shewa Zone of the Oromia Region, and has an elevation of 1,920 metres (6,300 ft). Bishoftu is located 47.9 kilometres (29.8 mi) southeast of Addis Ababa along its route 4 highway.


Is Bishoftu in Ethiopia on your travel bucket list? This online travel guide is all you need to have before planning your trip. A vacation to Bishoftu can typically be of 1-2 days. Immerse in the spirit of the city and you'll not miss your home.

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  • Know the pollution level of Bishoftu before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 69.15 (High)
    • Water Pollution 72.34 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 64.06 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 77.55 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 60.71 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 80.1 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 65.31 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 79.55 (High)
  • How safe is Bishoftu for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Bishoftu.

    • Burglary and Theft 45.11 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 48.94 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 39.36 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 74.46 (High)
    • Car Stealing 35.33 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 55.98 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 36.96 (Low)
    • Drug offense 29.35 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 43.62 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 40.43 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 28.72 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 53.19 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Bishoftu is 53.05 (Low)

    • Safety Index 55.2 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 96.82 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 81.52 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 58.5 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 62.83 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 54.03 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 41.36 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 6.99 (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.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Bishoftu

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.01 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.13 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 99.11 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 99.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 20.91 USD

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

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