Prices in Abuja vs Kinshasa - Cost of Living Comparison

AbujaKinshasa
🚶 Cost of living One person
$1010
$798
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2149
$2787
🏠 One person rent
$649
$347
🏘️ Family rent
$1115
$1428
🍽️ Food Expenses
$251
$260
🚐 Transport Expenses
$63.5
$93.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$169
$531
🏙️ Population
1.24M
11.9M

The cost of living in Abuja is 27% more expensive than in Kinshasa. Cities ranked 5370th and 5889th ($1010 vs $798) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 1st in Nigeria and the DR Congo, respectively. Check Nigeria vs the DR Congo comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.2 months in Abuja compared to 0.7 months in Kinshasa. Abuja ranked 3rd best city to live in Nigeria vs Kinshasa ranked 1st in the DR Congo, while ranked 8987th and 8797th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Abuja vs Kinshasa

AbujaKinshasa
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.22
$5.13
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$18
$14.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.35
$6.33
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.39
$2.47
☕ Cappuccino
$2.89
$5.38
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.54
$0.25
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$997
$318
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$498
$241
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1397
$1551
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$956
$1301
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$37.1
$65.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$57
$51.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$13.9
$25.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
15.14%
9.83%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$202
$4264
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$122
$2019
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.26
$0.1
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$31.7
$43.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.05
$2.2
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.39
$0.92
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.78
$1.86
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.97
$0.77
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.96
$0.49
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.81
$2.63
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.34
$10.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.34
$5.19
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.78
$8.87
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.54
$2.32
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.05
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.94
$1.93
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.24
$2.21
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.3
$1.4
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.03
$0.86
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.26
$0.32
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.89
$1.72
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.19
$13.8
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.92
$1.15
🚬 Cigarette pack
$0.9
$2.29
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.77
$3.16
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.82
$4.79
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.05
$1.71
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.16
$1.25
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$41.3
$120
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.52
$5.44
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$16
$68.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.52
$4.55
👖 Brand Jeans
$15
$33.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$46.9
$44.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$214
$280
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1993
$9738

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120 km or 74 miMinna
$531
163 km or 101 miKaduna
$716
181 km or 113 miJos
$624
225 km or 140 miZaria
$570
291 km or 181 miEnugu
$921
293 km or 182 miBauchi
$694
296 km or 184 miOwo
$632
297 km or 185 miAdo Ekiti
$695
321 km or 199 miAwka
$633
323 km or 201 miAkure
$648
329 km or 204 miIlorin
$739
331 km or 205 miOnitsha
$516
346 km or 215 miKano
$515
352 km or 219 miOsogbo
$544
357 km or 222 miGusau
$630
367 km or 228 miIfe
$628
368 km or 229 miBenin
$858
392 km or 243 miUmuahia
$664
400 km or 249 miOwerri
$677
414 km or 257 miOyo
$706
434 km or 270 miIbadan
$932
438 km or 272 miKatsina
$628
438 km or 272 miWarri
$617
438 km or 272 miAba
$638
456 km or 283 miBamenda
$543
466 km or 289 miCalabar
$655
482 km or 299 miPort Harcourt
$765
496 km or 308 miMaradi
$895
503 km or 312 miAbeokuta
$648
509 km or 316 miSokoto
$592
513 km or 319 miBafoussam
$571
536 km or 333 miLagos
$1036
537 km or 334 miKumba
$560
552 km or 343 miZinder
$894
562 km or 349 miSave
$587
574 km or 357 miDamaturu
$635
577 km or 358 miBuea
$546
592 km or 368 miLimbe
$521
606 km or 377 miMalabo
$1254
608 km or 378 miDouala
$593

Cities near Kinshasa

DistanceCityCost of living
8 km or 5 miBrazzaville
$559
61 km or 38 miKinkala
$499
114 km or 71 miMbanza-Ngungu
$595
197 km or 122 miMadingou
$498
225 km or 140 miKayes
$500
260 km or 162 miGamboma
$500
261 km or 162 miMatadi
$602
302 km or 188 miBoma
$591
371 km or 230 miCabinda
$781
386 km or 240 miPointe-Noire
$537
396 km or 246 miKikwit
$629
421 km or 262 miN'zeto
$1225
460 km or 286 miAmbriz
$1223
551 km or 343 miLuanda
$1006
590 km or 366 miMbandaka
$581
650 km or 404 miTshikapa
$603
809 km or 503 miKananga
$670
829 km or 515 miPort-Gentil
$526
836 km or 520 miLibreville
$566
914 km or 568 miLobito
$939
924 km or 574 miBata
$1134
937 km or 582 miBenguela
$1008
938 km or 583 miMbuji-Mayi
$653
939 km or 584 miHuambo
$1045
948 km or 589 miMwene-Ditu
$595
958 km or 595 miBerberati
$675
971 km or 603 miLuena
$1033
977 km or 607 miGemena
$595
995 km or 618 miGandajika
$591
1004 km or 624 miYaounde
$770
1033 km or 642 miBangui
$745
1075 km or 668 miBumba
$587
1085 km or 674 miSao Tome
$855
1090 km or 677 miTrindade
$899
1121 km or 697 miDouala
$593
1149 km or 714 miLimbe
$521
1156 km or 718 miMalabo
$1254
1162 km or 722 miBuea
$546
1187 km or 737 miKindu
$603
1191 km or 740 miKumba
$560