Afghanistan vs Philippines - Cost of Living Comparison

AfghanistanPhilippines
🚶 Cost of living One person
$354
$601
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$814
$1542
🏠 One person rent
$152
$283
🏘️ Family rent
$254
$544
🍽️ Food Expenses
$119
$220
🚐 Transport Expenses
$49.2
$36.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$195
$320
💸 GDP per capita
$509
$3299
😃 Human freedom index
4
7.03
❤️ Life expectancy
64.8
71.2
👮 Corruption perceptions index
19
34
🏙️ Population
37.5M
109M

The average cost of living in Afghanistan ($354) is 41% less expensive than in the Philippines ($601). Afghanistan ranked 197th vs 146th for the Philippines in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.6 months in Afghanistan compared to 0.5 months in the Philippines. Ranked 191st and 87th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Afghanistan vs the Philippines

AfghanistanPhilippines
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.09
$2.89
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$6.14
$17.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$2.89
$3.01
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.44
$1.24
☕ Cappuccino
$0.88
$2.32
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.29
$0.6
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$84.3
$275
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$51.2
$150
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$218
$625
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$128
$345
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$25.9
$64.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$39.7
$98.9
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$68.5
$44
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.41%
7.29%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$721
$2074
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$312
$1193
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.22
$0.29
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$18.4
$17.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.87
$3.74
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.54
$0.99
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.53
$1.76
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.33
$1.17
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$1.02
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.09
$1.79
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.38
$6.38
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.4
$4.01
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.91
$6.51
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.78
$2.53
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$1.58
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
$2.67
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.45
$1.45
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.31
$1.79
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.26
$1.76
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.2
$0.54
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.75
$1.41
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$2.58
$8.01
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.9
$1.09
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.41
$2.08
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.88
$3.85
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.85
$3.92
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.85
$1.37
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.39
$1.62
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$10.7
$37.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$1.87
$4.86
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$19.6
$11.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.35
$3.83
👖 Brand Jeans
$18.2
$41.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$32.9
$77.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$23.3
$224
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$885
$7592

Cities Comparison in Afghanistan vs the Philippines

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Afghanistan

CityCost of livingPopulation
Kabul
$354
4.27M
Kandahar
$358
614K
Herat
$347
556K
Mazar-i-Sharif
$359
469K
Kunduz
$353
357K
Lashkargah
$345
202K
Jalalabad
$357
263K
Sheberghan
$345
176K
Khost
$351
160K
Ghazni
$362
143K
Puli Khumri
$341
114K
Gardez
$363
70K

In the Philippines

CityCost of livingPopulation
Quezon
$668
2.96M
Manila
$868
1.85M
Davao
$647
1.78M
Taguig
$945
887K
Caloocan
$402
1.66M
Pasig
$982
803K
Makati
$957
630K
Antipolo
$508
887K
Palawan
$472
940K
Marikina
$672
456K
Muntinlupa
$647
543K
Cebu
$731
964K
Cagayan de Oro
$620
728K
General Trias
$512
451K
La Union
$596
822K
Zamboanga
$443
977K
Las Pinas
$604
606K
Paranaque
$591
690K
General Santos
$513
697K
Santa Rosa
$674
415K
Bacoor
$537
665K
San Jose del Monte
$601
652K
Bacolod
$614
601K
Pasay
$724
441K
Dasmarinas
$487
703K
Binan
$589
407K
Calamba
$510
540K
Cotabato
$404
325K
Lapu-Lapu
$581
498K
Valenzuela
$443
715K