Afghanistan vs Serbia - Cost of Living Comparison

Afghanistan Serbia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$397
$667
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$883
$1655
🏠 One person rent
$164
$318
🏘️ Family rent
$232
$580
🍽️ Food expenses
$144
$219
🚐 Transport expenses
$54.6
$58.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$169
$578
💸 GDP per capita
$517
$7731
😃 Human freedom index
4
7.54
❤️ Life expectancy
65.2
74.2
👮 Corruption perceptions index
16
38
🌐 English speaking %
6%
55%
🎓 Higher education
25
82
😀 Quality of life
17
62
🏙️ Population
37.5M
7.02M

The average cost of living in Afghanistan ($397) is 40% less expensive than in Serbia ($667). Afghanistan ranked 193rd vs 126th for Serbia 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 0.9 months in Serbia. Ranked 188th and 55th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Afghanistan vs Serbia

We calculate prices for Afghanistan and Serbia 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 Serbia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.16
$6.13
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$11
$23.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.39
$5.41
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.82
$1.76
 Cappuccino
$1.44
$1.53
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.26
$1.41
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$124
$303
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$80.2
$205
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$218
$613
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$125
$403
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$25.9
$76.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$39.9
$118
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$48.8
$17.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
13.04%
3.81%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$770
$2392
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$313
$1443
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.22
$0.7
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$17.6
$24.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.35
$6.89
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.72
$1.55
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.6
$0.92
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.28
$0.51
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.89
$1.16
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.21
$1.72
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.2
$6.28
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.03
$5.01
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.88
$8.23
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.7
$0.81
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.95
$1.15
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$1.14
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.47
$1.29
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.32
$0.62
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.23
$0.52
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.2
$0.32
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.78
$1.16
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.4
$5.29
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.35
$0.66
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.63
$3.15
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.94
$4.63
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.72
$2.86
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.8
$1.29
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.36
$1.63
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$12.5
$24
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.44
$4.39
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$20.4
$20.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.36
$3.74
👖 Brand Jeans
$17.7
$65.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$32.9
$78.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$22.2
$205
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1250
$5540

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Cities Comparison in Afghanistan vs Serbia

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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 Serbia

City Cost of living Population
Belgrade
$798
1.38M
Novi Sad
$653
380K
Nis
$512
183K
Pristina
$534
207K
Kragujevac
$468
151K
Subotica
$503
106K
Valjevo
$407
90.3K
Cacak
$452
71.9K
Novi Pazar
$445
66.5K
Mitrovica
$386
71.6K