Afghanistan vs Rwanda - Cost of Living Comparison

Afghanistan Rwanda
🚶 Cost of living one person
$397
$664
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$883
$1701
🏠 One person rent
$164
$325
🏘️ Family rent
$232
$716
🍽️ Food expenses
$144
$234
🚐 Transport expenses
$54.6
$57.4
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$169
$376
💸 GDP per capita
$517
$798
😃 Human freedom index
4
6.36
❤️ Life expectancy
65.2
69.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
16
53
🌐 English speaking %
6%
15%
🎓 Higher education
25
20
😀 Quality of life
17
47
🏙️ Population
37.5M
12.2M

The average cost of living in Afghanistan ($397) is 40% less expensive than in Rwanda ($664). Afghanistan ranked 193rd vs 127th for Rwanda 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 0.6 months in Rwanda. Ranked 188th and 101st best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Afghanistan vs Rwanda

We calculate prices for Afghanistan and Rwanda as a population-weighted mean of 12 and 8 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 Rwanda
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.16
$2.31
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$11
$30.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.39
$7.59
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.82
$0.96
 Cappuccino
$1.44
$2.48
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.26
$0.71
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$124
$343
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$80.2
$236
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$218
$1097
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$125
$515
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$25.9
$30.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$39.9
$47.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$48.8
$37.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
13.04%
17.7%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$770
$2989
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$313
$620
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.22
$0.35
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$17.6
$15.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.35
$10.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.72
$1.08
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.6
$0.58
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.28
$1.09
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.89
$1.07
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.21
$1.41
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.2
$4.05
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.03
$4.92
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.88
$3.23
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.7
$3.3
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.95
$1.06
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$1.63
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.47
$0.9
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.32
$0.33
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.23
$0.84
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.2
$0.46
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.78
$1.75
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.4
$8.58
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.35
$0.93
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.63
$1.54
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.94
$6.27
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.72
$3.72
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.8
$0.91
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.36
$1.28
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$12.5
$34.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.44
$4.81
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$20.4
$20.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.36
$2.41
👖 Brand Jeans
$17.7
$22.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$32.9
$34.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$22.2
$125
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1250
$1720

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Cities Comparison in Afghanistan vs Rwanda

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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 Rwanda

City Cost of living Population
Kigali
$677
1.16M
Gisenyi
$628
137K
Ruhengeri
$600
59.3K
Butare
$578
50.2K
Byumba
$668
34.5K
Cyangugu
$625
27.4K
Nyanza
$584
25.4K
Kibuye
$663
12.3K