Afghanistan vs DR Congo - Cost of Living Comparison

Afghanistan DR Congo
🚶 Cost of living one person
$397
$1001
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$883
$2587
🏠 One person rent
$164
$516
🏘️ Family rent
$232
$1276
🍽️ Food expenses
$144
$286
🚐 Transport expenses
$54.6
$124
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$169
$435
💸 GDP per capita
$517
$544
😃 Human freedom index
4
5.62
❤️ Life expectancy
65.2
61
👮 Corruption perceptions index
16
19
🌐 English speaking %
6%
1%
🎓 Higher education
25
41
😀 Quality of life
17
20
🏙️ Population
37.5M
86.8M

The average cost of living in Afghanistan ($397) is 60% less expensive than in the DR Congo ($1001). Afghanistan ranked 193rd vs 65th for the DR Congo 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 0.4 months in the DR Congo. Ranked 188th and 184th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Afghanistan vs the DR Congo

We calculate prices for Afghanistan and the DR Congo as a population-weighted mean of 12 and 25 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 DR Congo
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.16
$6.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$11
$21.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.39
$6.13
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.82
$2.1
 Cappuccino
$1.44
$4.64
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.26
$0.97
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$124
$372
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$80.2
$301
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$218
$1637
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$125
$822
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$25.9
$168
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$39.9
$258
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$48.8
$32.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
13.04%
10.27%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$770
$2776
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$313
$1494
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.22
$0.21
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$17.6
$81
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.35
$4.88
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.72
$0.93
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.6
$1.46
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.28
$1.75
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.89
$1.12
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.21
$2.55
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.2
$9.76
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.03
$4.49
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.88
$7.28
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.7
$3.06
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.95
$1
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$1.07
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.47
$1.42
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.32
$1.19
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.23
$1.94
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.2
$1.19
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.78
$1.82
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.4
$12.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.35
$1.27
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.63
$3.57
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.94
$2.76
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.72
$4.2
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.8
$1.76
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.36
$1.23
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$12.5
$75.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.44
$3.63
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$20.4
$50.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.36
$5.25
👖 Brand Jeans
$17.7
$33.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$32.9
$42.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$22.2
$109
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1250
$1605

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Cities Comparison in Afghanistan vs the DR Congo

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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 the DR Congo

City Cost of living Population
Kinshasa
$1085
11.9M
Kananga
$964
1.97M
Lubumbashi
$1009
1.79M
Mbuji-Mayi
$950
1.56M
Mbandaka
$906
1.19M
Kisangani
$923
936K
Bukavu
$845
871K
Tshikapa
$965
732K
Uvira
$911
590K
Kolwezi
$906
573K
Likasi
$890
423K
Bunia
$886
328K
Matadi
$878
306K
Beni
$869
232K
Butembo
$869
218K
Mwene-Ditu
$864
196K
Kikwit
$865
187K
Isiro
$866
183K
Kindu
$861
172K
Boma
$861
163K
Gandajika
$854
146K
Kalemie
$859
147K
Gemena
$856
139K
Bumba
$853
103K
Mbanza-Ngungu
$853
100K