Afghanistan vs Romania - Cost of Living Comparison

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Afghanistan Romania
🚶 Cost of living one person
$524
$821
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1085
$2056
🏠 One person rent
$262
$382
🏘️ Family rent
$362
$660
🍽️ Food expenses
$158
$312
🚐 Transport expenses
$70.1
$40.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$179
$823
💸 GDP per capita
$356
$15787
😃 Human freedom index
4
7.9
❤️ Life expectancy
62
73
👮 Corruption perceptions index
20
46
🌐 English speaking %
6%
31%
🎓 Higher education
24
73
😀 Quality of life
9
62
🏙️ Population
37.5M
19.1M

The average cost of living in Afghanistan ($524) is 36% less expensive than in Romania ($821). Afghanistan ranked 169th vs 106th for Romania 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 months in Romania. Ranked 193rd and 53rd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Afghanistan vs Romania

We calculate prices for Afghanistan and Romania as a population-weighted mean of 12 and 47 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 Romania
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.35
$8.97
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$10.8
$39.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.66
$6.67
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.78
$2.26
 Cappuccino
$1.43
$2.54
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.42
$1.86
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$139
$370
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$87.5
$263
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$242
$672
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$146
$481
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$58.6
$87
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$90.6
$134
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$106
$8.94
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
14.63%
7.07%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$429
$2022
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$243
$1447
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.34
$0.64
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$17.5
$19.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$8.94
$6.04
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.96
$1.52
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.73
$1.5
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.28
$1.06
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.52
$1.54
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.5
$3.11
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.89
$8.17
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.52
$6.13
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.91
$10.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.65
$1.06
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.77
$1.53
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.76
$1.49
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.54
$1.85
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.38
$0.87
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.31
$0.97
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.21
$0.48
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.93
$1.61
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.32
$6.14
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.21
$1.01
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.11
$5.29
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.25
$7.23
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.62
$3.95
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.01
$1.45
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.81
$2.77
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$11.3
$38.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.46
$6.62
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$13
$37.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.95
$6.71
👖 Brand Jeans
$14.9
$62.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$39.5
$72.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$26
$412
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1307
$7145

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

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 Romania

City Cost of living Population
Bucharest
$961
1.72M
Cluj-Napoca
$988
287K
Timisoara
$807
251K
Iasi
$839
272K
Brasov
$928
238K
Constanta
$962
264K
Craiova
$813
234K
Ploiesti
$868
181K
Galati
$743
218K
Oradea
$820
183K
Sibiu
$800
134K
Braila
$639
155K
Arad
$678
145K
Bacau
$670
136K
Pitesti
$758
141K
Buzau
$758
103K
Targu Mures
$678
116K
Bistrita
$654
78.9K
Ramnicu Valcea
$595
93.2K
Botosani
$758
90K
Baia Mare
$619
109K
Suceava
$704
84.3K
Focsani
$748
66.6K
Drobeta-Turnu Severin
$713
79.9K
Satu Mare
$623
91.5K
Targoviste
$702
67K
Voluntari
$846
47.4K
Resita
$673
58.4K
Alba Iulia
$599
64.2K
Slatina
$610
63.5K