Afghanistan vs New Zealand - Cost of Living Comparison

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Afghanistan New Zealand
🚶 Cost of living one person
$511
$2010
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1060
$4534
🏠 One person rent
$256
$1190
🏘️ Family rent
$351
$2000
🍽️ Food expenses
$154
$546
🚐 Transport expenses
$68.9
$149
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$175
$3080
💸 GDP per capita
$356
$48419
😃 Human freedom index
4
8.88
❤️ Life expectancy
62
82.2
👮 Corruption perceptions index
20
85
🌐 English speaking %
6%
97.8%
🎓 Higher education
24
91
😀 Quality of life
9
89
🏙️ Population
37.5M
5.12M

The average cost of living in Afghanistan ($511) is 75% less expensive than in New Zealand ($2010). Afghanistan ranked 174th vs 15th for New Zealand in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.3 months in Afghanistan compared to 1.5 months in New Zealand. Ranked 193rd and 18th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Afghanistan vs New Zealand

We calculate prices for Afghanistan and New Zealand as a population-weighted mean of 12 and 31 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 New Zealand
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.29
$13.8
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$10.5
$71.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.54
$9.68
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.64
$6.77
 Cappuccino
$1.4
$3.45
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.4
$2.44
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$136
$1155
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$85.9
$1019
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$234
$2123
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$142
$1734
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$56.9
$87.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$87.5
$135
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$103
$54.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
14.72%
7.22%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$415
$8110
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$235
$7062
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.33
$2.22
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$17.2
$96.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$8.79
$19.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.93
$1.73
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.71
$1.93
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.28
$1.97
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.47
$2.01
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.46
$6.73
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.82
$8.81
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.39
$9.66
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.73
$13.3
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.64
$2.88
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.75
$2.46
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$3.12
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.52
$6.02
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.38
$2.36
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.3
$2.14
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.21
$0.83
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.92
$2.6
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.21
$11.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.19
$3.46
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.07
$23.3
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.2
$10.4
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.57
$4.38
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1
$2.01
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.79
$2.66
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$11.1
$41.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.39
$12.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$14.2
$34.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.9
$17.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$14.6
$78.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$38.9
$110
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$24.9
$829
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1273
$13206

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In Afghanistan

City Cost of living Population
Kabul
$554
4.27M
Mazar-i-Sharif
$438
469K
Kandahar
$501
614K
Herat
$500
556K
Kunduz
$435
357K
Jalalabad
$337
263K
Sheberghan
$433
176K
Lashkargah
$471
202K
Khost
$412
160K
Ghazni
$445
143K
Puli Khumri
$427
114K
Gardez
$440
70K

In New Zealand

City Cost of living Population
Auckland
$2317
1.47M
Manukau
$2023
376K
Christchurch
$2019
383K
Wellington
$2205
419K
Waitakere
$1981
208K
Hamilton
$1783
177K
Tauranga
$2094
151K
Lower Hutt
$1842
103K
Dunedin
$1806
106K
Palmerston North
$1361
81.5K
Napier
$1202
66.3K
New Plymouth
$1327
57.6K
Rotorua
$1232
58.5K
Porirua
$1741
59.6K
Hibiscus Coast
$1924
59.8K
Nelson
$1501
51.1K
Whangarei
$1381
54.4K
Invercargill
$1326
50.2K
Upper Hutt
$1803
44.3K
Gisborne
$1532
37K
Hastings
$1103
49K
Timaru
$1891
28.7K
Whanganui
$1449
42.2K
Paraparaumu
$1691
30.1K
Pukekohe
$1702
26.5K
Taupo
$1582
25.4K
Blenheim
$1606
28.2K
Queenstown
$1853
16K
Wanaka
$1722
8.9K
Masterton
$1246
21.4K