Afghanistan vs North Macedonia - Cost of Living Comparison

Afghanistan North Macedonia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$397
$512
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$883
$1217
🏠 One person rent
$164
$236
🏘️ Family rent
$232
$390
🍽️ Food expenses
$144
$183
🚐 Transport expenses
$54.6
$33.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$169
$417
💸 GDP per capita
$517
$5917
😃 Human freedom index
4
7.75
❤️ Life expectancy
65.2
75.7
👮 Corruption perceptions index
16
39
🌐 English speaking %
6%
5%
🎓 Higher education
25
62
😀 Quality of life
17
55
🏙️ Population
37.5M
1.84M

The average cost of living in Afghanistan ($397) is 22% less expensive than in North Macedonia ($512). Afghanistan ranked 193rd vs 173rd for North Macedonia 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 0.8 months in North Macedonia. Ranked 188th and 69th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Afghanistan vs North Macedonia

We calculate prices for Afghanistan and North Macedonia as a population-weighted mean of 12 and 10 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 North Macedonia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.16
$4.61
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$11
$20.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.39
$3.37
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.82
$1.55
 Cappuccino
$1.44
$1.26
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.26
$1.14
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$124
$197
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$80.2
$138
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$218
$343
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$125
$247
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$25.9
$69.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$39.9
$108
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$48.8
$16.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
13.04%
4.73%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$770
$1218
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$313
$923
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.22
$0.6
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$17.6
$19.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.35
$5.05
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.72
$1.32
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.6
$0.9
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.28
$0.53
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.89
$1.1
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.21
$1.73
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.2
$5.42
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.03
$4.78
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.88
$8.15
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.7
$0.76
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.95
$1.04
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$0.95
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.47
$1.22
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.32
$0.57
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.23
$0.54
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.2
$0.28
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.78
$1.31
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.4
$3.71
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.35
$0.8
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.63
$2.44
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.94
$2.55
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.72
$2.82
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.8
$0.79
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.36
$1.54
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$12.5
$22
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.44
$4.21
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$20.4
$16.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.36
$2.58
👖 Brand Jeans
$17.7
$48.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$32.9
$69.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$22.2
$161
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1250
$2596

Cities Comparison in Afghanistan vs North Macedonia

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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 North Macedonia

City Cost of living Population
Skopje
$598
527K
Tetovo
$478
142K
Bitola
$436
74.6K
Kumanovo
$481
70.8K
Ohrid
$400
55.7K
Strumica
$408
45.1K
Prilep
$388
66.2K
Veles
$401
43.7K
Stip
$412
43.7K
Kavadarci
$401
38.7K