Afghanistan vs Algeria - Cost of Living Comparison

Afghanistan Algeria
🚶 Cost of living one person
$397
$391
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$883
$933
🏠 One person rent
$164
$166
🏘️ Family rent
$232
$279
🍽️ Food expenses
$144
$156
🚐 Transport expenses
$54.6
$24.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$169
$240
💸 GDP per capita
$517
$3307
😃 Human freedom index
4
5.26
❤️ Life expectancy
65.2
77.1
👮 Corruption perceptions index
16
33
🌐 English speaking %
6%
7%
🎓 Higher education
25
42
😀 Quality of life
17
45
🏙️ Population
37.5M
43.9M

The average cost of living in Afghanistan ($397) is 2% more expensive than in Algeria ($391). Afghanistan ranked 193rd vs 194th for Algeria in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.4 months in Afghanistan compared to 0.6 months in Algeria. Ranked 188th and 114th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Afghanistan vs Algeria

We calculate prices for Afghanistan and Algeria as a population-weighted mean of 12 and 30 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Afghanistan Algeria
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.16
$2.12
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$11
$14.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.39
$3.18
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.82
$1.43
 Cappuccino
$1.44
$0.64
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.26
$0.46
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$124
$151
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$80.2
$96.1
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$218
$298
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$125
$184
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$25.9
$25.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$39.9
$39.1
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$48.8
$33.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
13.04%
6.41%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$770
$1085
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$313
$702
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.22
$0.18
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$17.6
$9.63
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.35
$3.93
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.72
$0.28
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.6
$0.62
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.28
$0.17
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.89
$0.88
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.21
$1.19
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.2
$5.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.03
$3.55
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.88
$9.58
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.7
$2.15
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.95
$2.15
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$1.06
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.47
$0.62
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.32
$0.56
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.23
$0.33
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.2
$0.15
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.78
$1
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.4
$4.85
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.35
$1.34
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.63
$2.08
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.94
$2.86
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.72
$1.92
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.8
$1.07
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.36
$1.3
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$12.5
$16.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.44
$3.45
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$20.4
$13
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.36
$2.19
👖 Brand Jeans
$17.7
$28.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$32.9
$58.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$22.2
$61.8
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1250
$1879

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Cities Comparison in Afghanistan vs Algeria

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Afghanistan

City Cost of living Population
Kabul
$422
4.27M
Mazar-i-Sharif
$355
469K
Kandahar
$373
614K
Herat
$383
556K
Kunduz
$363
357K
Jalalabad
$361
263K
Lashkargah
$355
202K
Sheberghan
$352
176K
Khost
$346
160K
Ghazni
$346
143K
Puli Khumri
$349
114K
Gardez
$353
70K

In Algeria

City Cost of living Population
Algiers
$451
3.42M
Batna
$371
2M
Oran
$425
852K
Constantine
$431
448K
Blida
$389
332K
Djelfa
$305
266K
Setif
$302
288K
Annaba
$443
257K
Chlef
$516
155K
Sidi Bel Abbes
$283
213K
Skikda
$272
163K
Tlemcen
$380
174K
Bejaia
$332
176K
Tiaret
$312
179K
Biskra
$343
205K
M'Sila
$282
133K
Tebessa
$387
194K
Bordj Bou Arreridj
$385
168K
El Oued
$293
135K
El Eulma
$349
155K
Mostaganem
$350
146K
Tizi Ouzou
$304
135K
Souk Ahras
$337
155K
Ouargla
$348
133K
Relizane
$270
130K
Laghouat
$342
134K
Saida
$324
128K
Medea
$338
138K
Jijel
$351
132K
Bechar
$389
166K