Afghanistan vs India - Cost of Living Comparison

Afghanistan India
🚶 Cost of living one person
$397
$416
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$883
$1027
🏠 One person rent
$164
$165
🏘️ Family rent
$232
$317
🍽️ Food expenses
$144
$164
🚐 Transport expenses
$54.6
$45.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$169
$620
💸 GDP per capita
$517
$1928
😃 Human freedom index
4
6.39
❤️ Life expectancy
65.2
69.9
👮 Corruption perceptions index
16
40
🌐 English speaking %
6%
10.6%
🎓 Higher education
25
73
😀 Quality of life
17
51
🏙️ Population
37.5M
1.33B

The average cost of living in Afghanistan ($397) is 5% less expensive than in India ($416). Afghanistan ranked 193rd vs 190th for India 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 1.5 months in India. Ranked 188th and 85th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Afghanistan vs India

We calculate prices for Afghanistan and India as a population-weighted mean of 12 and 220 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 India
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.16
$2.93
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$11
$14.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.39
$3.88
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.82
$2.21
 Cappuccino
$1.44
$1.84
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.26
$0.44
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$124
$181
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$80.2
$116
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$218
$400
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$125
$234
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$25.9
$26.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$39.9
$40.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$48.8
$9.72
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
13.04%
8.33%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$770
$1696
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$313
$822
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.22
$0.36
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$17.6
$10.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.35
$2.63
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.72
$1.25
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.6
$0.67
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.28
$0.46
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.89
$0.62
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.21
$0.96
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.2
$5.41
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.03
$3.52
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.88
$5.82
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.7
$1.98
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.95
$0.65
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$1.08
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.47
$0.53
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.32
$0.36
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.23
$0.42
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.2
$0.24
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.78
$1.05
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.4
$8.76
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.35
$1.76
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.63
$3.62
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.94
$1.91
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.72
$2.81
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.8
$1.66
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.36
$0.85
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$12.5
$18.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.44
$3.31
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$20.4
$11.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.36
$2.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$17.7
$29.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$32.9
$45.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$22.2
$64.1
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1250
$1660

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Cities Comparison in Afghanistan vs India

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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 India

City Cost of living Population
Bangalore
$480
11.3M
Delhi
$486
26.5M
Mumbai
$632
15.4M
Pune
$446
5.95M
Chennai
$425
10.3M
Hyderabad
$477
9.31M
Ahmedabad
$468
7.65M
Jaipur
$359
3.07M
Kolkata
$370
4.5M
Nagpur
$408
2.41M
Surat
$426
5.94M
Visakhapatnam
$492
2.04M
Bhagalpur
$284
3.04M
Mysore
$345
3M
Lucknow
$361
3.38M
Kanpur
$441
2.77M
Mirzapur
$381
2.5M
Kalyan
$353
1.25M
Gurgaon
$493
877K
Madurai
$361
1.56M
Navi Mumbai
$466
1.12M
Ghaziabad
$402
2.38M
Thane
$454
1.89M
Bhopal
$331
1.8M
Raipur
$351
1.01M
Ludhiana
$391
1.62M
Indore
$340
1.99M
Allahabad
$540
1.54M
Noida
$457
637K
Bilaspur
$301
1.63M