Afghanistan vs East Timor - Cost of Living Comparison

Afghanistan East Timor
🚶 Cost of living one person
$397
$503
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$883
$1206
🏠 One person rent
$164
$229
🏘️ Family rent
$232
$405
🍽️ Food expenses
$144
$192
🚐 Transport expenses
$54.6
$28.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$169
$312
💸 GDP per capita
$517
$1443
😃 Human freedom index
4
7.22
❤️ Life expectancy
65.2
69.7
👮 Corruption perceptions index
16
41
🌐 English speaking %
6%
9%
🎓 Higher education
25
10
😀 Quality of life
17
31
🏙️ Population
37.5M
1.3M

The average cost of living in Afghanistan ($397) is 21% less expensive than in East Timor ($503). Afghanistan ranked 193rd vs 177th for East Timor 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 East Timor. Ranked 188th and 157th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Afghanistan vs East Timor

We calculate prices for Afghanistan and East Timor as a population-weighted mean of 12 and 4 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 East Timor
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.16
$3.19
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$11
$18.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.39
$4.5
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.82
$1.63
 Cappuccino
$1.44
$1.52
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.26
$0.62
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$124
$217
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$80.2
$143
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$218
$438
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$125
$283
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$25.9
$36.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$39.9
$55.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$48.8
$35
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
13.04%
12.26%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$770
$920
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$313
$547
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.22
$0.42
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$17.6
$17.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.35
$6.81
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.72
$0.97
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.6
$0.99
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.28
$0.67
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.89
$1.07
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.21
$1.47
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.2
$5.67
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.03
$4.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.88
$6.09
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.7
$1.99
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.95
$1.09
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$1.29
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.47
$0.94
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.32
$0.88
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.23
$0.89
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.2
$0.35
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.78
$1.21
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.4
$6.79
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.35
$1.31
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.63
$2.4
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.94
$3.29
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.72
$2.77
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.8
$1.47
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.36
$1.11
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$12.5
$22.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.44
$3.86
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$20.4
$19.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.36
$4.07
👖 Brand Jeans
$17.7
$29.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$32.9
$59.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$22.2
$94.1
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1250
$2742

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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 East Timor

City Cost of living Population
Dili
$504
222K
Maliana
$494
15.8K
Baucau
$493
15K
Ainaro
$494
5.45K