Afghanistan vs New Zealand - Cost of Living Comparison

Afghanistan New Zealand
🚶 Cost of living one person
$397
$1669
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$883
$3920
🏠 One person rent
$164
$929
🏘️ Family rent
$232
$1653
🍽️ Food expenses
$144
$482
🚐 Transport expenses
$54.6
$145
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$169
$2904
💸 GDP per capita
$517
$41441
😃 Human freedom index
4
9.01
❤️ Life expectancy
65.2
82.1
👮 Corruption perceptions index
16
88
🌐 English speaking %
6%
97.8%
🎓 Higher education
25
91
😀 Quality of life
17
79
🏙️ Population
37.5M
5.11M

The average cost of living in Afghanistan ($397) is 76% less expensive than in New Zealand ($1669). Afghanistan ranked 193rd vs 19th 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 0.4 months in Afghanistan compared to 1.7 months in New Zealand. Ranked 188th and 16th 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
$2.16
$13.6
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$11
$61.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.39
$8.49
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.82
$5.9
 Cappuccino
$1.44
$3.2
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.26
$2.2
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$124
$930
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$80.2
$760
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$218
$1672
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$125
$1423
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$25.9
$84.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$39.9
$129
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$48.8
$51.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
13.04%
4.01%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$770
$5251
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$313
$3956
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.22
$2.21
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$17.6
$95.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.35
$17.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.72
$1.77
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.6
$1.72
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.28
$1.82
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.89
$1.89
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.21
$4.36
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.2
$8.63
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.03
$8.71
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.88
$13.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.7
$2.58
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.95
$1.96
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$2.88
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.47
$3.79
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.32
$1.98
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.23
$1.82
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.2
$0.7
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.78
$2.39
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.4
$10.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.35
$2.99
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.63
$22
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.94
$9.5
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.72
$3.95
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.8
$2.12
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.36
$2.68
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$12.5
$40.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.44
$11.6
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$20.4
$35.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.36
$15.4
👖 Brand Jeans
$17.7
$68.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$32.9
$94.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$22.2
$721
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1250
$10668

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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 New Zealand

City Cost of living Population
Auckland
$2043
1.47M
Wellington
$1893
419K
Manukau
$1320
376K
Christchurch
$1643
383K
Waitakere
$1361
208K
Hamilton
$1461
177K
Tauranga
$1561
135K
Lower Hutt
$1455
103K
Palmerston North
$1242
81.5K
Napier
$1209
66.3K
Dunedin
$1223
106K
New Plymouth
$1342
57.6K
Invercargill
$1191
50.2K
Hibiscus Coast
$1386
59.8K
Nelson
$1468
49.3K
Hastings
$1011
49K
Rotorua
$1276
58.5K
Porirua
$920
59.6K
Whangarei
$1401
54.4K
Upper Hutt
$1378
44.3K
Gisborne
$1544
37K
Whanganui
$1504
42.2K
Paraparaumu
$1388
30.1K
Timaru
$1867
28.7K
Pukekohe
$1234
26.5K
Blenheim
$1384
28.2K
Taupo
$1410
25.4K
Queenstown
$1793
16K
Masterton
$1248
21.4K
Wanaka
$1135
8.9K