Afghanistan vs Canada - Cost of Living Comparison

AfghanistanCanada
🚶 Cost of living One person
$354
$1701
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$814
$3908
🏠 One person rent
$152
$965
🏘️ Family rent
$254
$1586
🍽️ Food Expenses
$119
$491
🚐 Transport Expenses
$49.2
$125
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$195
$2973
💸 GDP per capita
$509
$43242
😃 Human freedom index
4
8.66
❤️ Life expectancy
64.8
82
👮 Corruption perceptions index
19
77
🏙️ Population
37.5M
37.9M

The average cost of living in Afghanistan ($354) is 79% less expensive than in Canada ($1701). Afghanistan ranked 197th vs 21st for Canada in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.6 months in Afghanistan compared to 1.7 months in Canada. Ranked 191st and 6th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Afghanistan vs Canada

AfghanistanCanada
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.09
$12.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$6.14
$53.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$2.89
$8.71
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.44
$5.11
☕ Cappuccino
$0.88
$3.49
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.29
$1.79
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$84.3
$985
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$51.2
$789
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$218
$1643
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$128
$1346
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$25.9
$81.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$39.7
$126
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$68.5
$55
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.41%
2.98%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$721
$4804
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$312
$3706
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.22
$2.58
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$18.4
$82.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.87
$16.8
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.54
$0.93
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.53
$1.93
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.33
$2.12
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$2.62
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.09
$2.87
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.38
$12.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.4
$11
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.91
$12.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.78
$3.24
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$1.39
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
$3.2
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.45
$3.56
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.31
$2.2
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.26
$2.06
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.2
$1.08
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.75
$1.9
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$2.58
$13
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.9
$2.48
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.41
$11.5
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.88
$9.42
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.85
$4.02
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.85
$2.5
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.39
$2.03
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$10.7
$38.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$1.87
$11
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$19.6
$69.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.35
$15.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$18.2
$51.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$32.9
$83.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$23.3
$841
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$885
$11705

Cities Comparison in Afghanistan vs Canada

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Afghanistan

CityCost of livingPopulation
Kabul
$354
4.27M
Kandahar
$358
614K
Herat
$347
556K
Mazar-i-Sharif
$359
469K
Kunduz
$353
357K
Lashkargah
$345
202K
Jalalabad
$357
263K
Sheberghan
$345
176K
Khost
$351
160K
Ghazni
$362
143K
Puli Khumri
$341
114K
Gardez
$363
70K

In Canada

CityCost of livingPopulation
Toronto
$2194
2.73M
Montreal
$1592
1.83M
Calgary
$1682
1.24M
Ottawa
$1806
934K
Edmonton
$1661
933K
Mississauga
$2059
722K
Vancouver
$2022
631K
Winnipeg
$1538
705K
Surrey
$1889
518K
Brampton
$1944
594K
Quebec City
$1244
550K
Hamilton
$1731
537K
London
$1563
384K
Markham
$2141
329K
Halifax
$1620
403K
Laval
$1337
442K
Vaughan
$2133
306K
Burlington
$2076
176K
Gatineau
$1368
290K
Saskatoon
$1599
246K
Burnaby
$1930
233K
Longueuil
$1258
252K
Regina
$1450
215K
Kitchener
$1535
233K
Richmond Hill
$1993
195K
Oakville
$2212
183K
Barrie
$1456
197K
Sherbrooke
$1015
171K
Oshawa
$1441
159K
Coquitlam
$1890
139K