Afghanistan vs Panama - Cost of Living Comparison

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Afghanistan Panama
🚶 Cost of living one person
$524
$1198
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1085
$2872
🏠 One person rent
$262
$624
🏘️ Family rent
$362
$1080
🍽️ Food expenses
$158
$416
🚐 Transport expenses
$70.1
$61.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$179
$895
💸 GDP per capita
$356
$17358
😃 Human freedom index
4
7.57
❤️ Life expectancy
62
76.2
👮 Corruption perceptions index
20
35
🌐 English speaking %
6%
14%
🎓 Higher education
24
46
😀 Quality of life
9
56
🏙️ Population
37.5M
4.1M

The average cost of living in Afghanistan ($524) is 56% less expensive than in Panama ($1198). Afghanistan ranked 169th vs 53rd for Panama 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 0.7 months in Panama. Ranked 193rd and 71st best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Afghanistan vs Panama

We calculate prices for Afghanistan and Panama 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 Panama
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.35
$9.95
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$10.8
$48.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.66
$7.78
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.78
$2.46
 Cappuccino
$1.43
$3.95
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.42
$1.75
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$139
$712
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$87.5
$447
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$242
$1430
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$146
$794
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$58.6
$78.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.6
$121
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$106
$47.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
14.63%
6.05%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$429
$2303
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$243
$1386
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.34
$0.4
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$17.5
$28.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$8.94
$13
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.96
$1.08
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.73
$1.73
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.28
$2.21
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.52
$1.93
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.5
$2.59
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.89
$11.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.52
$7.31
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.91
$8.61
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.65
$3.02
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.77
$1.36
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.76
$2.82
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.54
$2.86
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.38
$2.14
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.31
$2.02
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.21
$0.96
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.93
$2.52
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.32
$9.18
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.21
$1.14
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.11
$6.14
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.25
$11.2
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.62
$6.03
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.01
$3.11
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.81
$3.07
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$11.3
$38.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.46
$6.71
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$13
$45.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.95
$11.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$14.9
$53.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$39.5
$81.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$26
$408
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1307
$9399

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In Afghanistan

City Cost of living Population
Kabul
$567
4.27M
Mazar-i-Sharif
$449
469K
Kandahar
$513
614K
Herat
$514
556K
Kunduz
$445
357K
Jalalabad
$347
263K
Sheberghan
$446
176K
Lashkargah
$484
202K
Khost
$423
160K
Ghazni
$455
143K
Puli Khumri
$437
114K
Gardez
$449
70K

In Panama

City Cost of living Population
Panama City
$1316
881K
Colon
$1157
242K
Tocumen
$1171
103K
Santiago de Veraguas
$961
89K
David
$789
82.9K
La Chorrera
$917
68.9K
Balboa
$1189
62.9K
Pacora
$1182
52.5K
Chitre
$980
46.2K
Penonome
$940
21.7K