Prices in Accra vs Kinshasa - Cost of Living Comparison

AccraKinshasa
🚶 Cost of living One person
$856
$798
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2169
$2787
🏠 One person rent
$414
$347
🏘️ Family rent
$881
$1428
🍽️ Food Expenses
$282
$260
🚐 Transport Expenses
$99.3
$93.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$322
$531
🏙️ Population
2.29M
11.9M

The cost of living in Accra is 7% more expensive than in Kinshasa. Cities ranked 5773rd and 5889th ($856 vs $798) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 1st in Ghana and the DR Congo, respectively. Check Ghana vs the DR Congo comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.4 months in Accra compared to 0.7 months in Kinshasa. Accra ranked 1st best city to live in Ghana vs Kinshasa ranked 1st in the DR Congo, while ranked 6318th and 8797th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Accra vs Kinshasa

AccraKinshasa
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.61
$5.13
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22.1
$14.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.24
$6.33
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.22
$2.47
☕ Cappuccino
$2.55
$5.38
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.58
$0.25
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$639
$318
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$250
$241
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1510
$1551
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$584
$1301
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$45.4
$65.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$71
$51.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$41.2
$25.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
27.23%
9.83%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1720
$4264
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1313
$2019
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.87
$0.1
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$33.4
$43.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$9.16
$2.2
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.88
$0.92
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.97
$1.86
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.98
$0.77
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.46
$0.49
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2
$2.63
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.4
$10.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.46
$5.19
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.55
$8.87
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.24
$2.32
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$1.05
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.6
$1.93
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.41
$2.21
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.64
$1.4
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.65
$0.86
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.37
$0.32
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.68
$1.72
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.31
$13.8
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.13
$1.15
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.06
$2.29
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.36
$3.16
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.91
$4.79
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.54
$1.71
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.09
$1.25
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$45.3
$120
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.65
$5.44
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$30.2
$68.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.88
$4.55
👖 Brand Jeans
$25.7
$33.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$39.3
$44.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$176
$280
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5676
$9738

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20 km or 12 miAshaiman
$457
20 km or 12 miTema
$875
56 km or 35 miKoforidua
$672
134 km or 83 miHo
$632
167 km or 104 miLome
$650
171 km or 106 miKpalime
$602
178 km or 111 miObuasi
$634
187 km or 116 miHohoe
$656
191 km or 119 miSekondi-Takoradi
$664
198 km or 123 miKumasi
$597
258 km or 161 miAtakpame
$601
298 km or 185 miAbomey
$586
300 km or 187 miCotonou
$674
325 km or 202 miPorto-Novo
$619
354 km or 220 miSotouboua
$601
387 km or 240 miAbengourou
$842
395 km or 246 miGrand-Bassam
$657
400 km or 249 miSave
$587
403 km or 250 miSokode
$601
408 km or 253 miLagos
$1036
426 km or 265 miAbidjan
$1043
427 km or 265 miAbeokuta
$648
429 km or 267 miTamale
$496
447 km or 278 miAgboville
$840
464 km or 288 miKara
$571
465 km or 289 miDabou
$839
495 km or 308 miIbadan
$932
518 km or 322 miOyo
$706
565 km or 351 miIfe
$628
573 km or 356 miDivo
$841
577 km or 359 miOsogbo
$544
579 km or 359 miYamoussoukro
$1096
583 km or 362 miBouake
$986
614 km or 381 miIlorin
$739
622 km or 387 miAkure
$648
637 km or 396 miAdo Ekiti
$695
638 km or 397 miGagnoa
$839
646 km or 402 miLeo
$768
646 km or 402 miBenin
$858
657 km or 408 miWarri
$617

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