Afghanistan vs Spain - Cost of Living Comparison

Afghanistan Spain
🚶 Cost of living one person
$397
$1141
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$883
$2609
🏠 One person rent
$164
$613
🏘️ Family rent
$232
$972
🍽️ Food expenses
$144
$329
🚐 Transport expenses
$54.6
$88.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$169
$1701
💸 GDP per capita
$517
$27056
😃 Human freedom index
4
8.56
❤️ Life expectancy
65.2
82.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
16
61
🌐 English speaking %
6%
22%
🎓 Higher education
25
90
😀 Quality of life
17
73
🏙️ Population
37.5M
46.7M

The average cost of living in Afghanistan ($397) is 65% less expensive than in Spain ($1141). Afghanistan ranked 193rd vs 46th for Spain 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 1.5 months in Spain. Ranked 188th and 27th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Afghanistan vs Spain

We calculate prices for Afghanistan and Spain as a population-weighted mean of 12 and 153 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 Spain
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.16
$11.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$11
$40.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.39
$7.85
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.82
$3.03
 Cappuccino
$1.44
$2.08
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.26
$1.85
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$124
$620
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$80.2
$470
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$218
$1021
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$125
$767
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$25.9
$77.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$39.9
$119
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$48.8
$35.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
13.04%
2.28%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$770
$3348
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$313
$2169
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.22
$1.57
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$17.6
$39.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.35
$14.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.72
$1.66
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.6
$0.84
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.28
$0.99
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.89
$1.08
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.21
$2.17
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.2
$11.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.03
$6.56
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.88
$10.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.7
$1.82
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.95
$1.75
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$1.48
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.47
$1.79
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.32
$1.24
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.23
$1.27
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.2
$0.44
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.78
$1.73
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.4
$5.76
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.35
$0.93
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.63
$5.16
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.94
$6.31
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.72
$2.81
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.8
$1.5
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.36
$1.79
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$12.5
$38.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.44
$8.07
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$20.4
$59.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.36
$12.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$17.7
$74
👟 Brand Sneakers
$32.9
$72.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$22.2
$370
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1250
$7276

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Cities Comparison in Afghanistan vs Spain

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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 Spain

City Cost of living Population
Madrid
$1445
3.31M
Barcelona
$1487
1.64M
Tenerife
$1133
905K
Zaragoza
$1018
675K
Valencia
$1197
790K
Seville
$996
684K
Malaga
$1115
577K
Palma de Mallorca
$1326
419K
Bilbao
$1338
346K
Murcia
$970
460K
Pamplona
$1207
203K
Gijon
$1150
269K
Alicante
$999
337K
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat
$1170
265K
San Sebastian
$1379
188K
Valladolid
$1024
298K
Las Palmas
$1086
379K
Terrassa
$1153
223K
Vigo
$991
294K
Vitoria-Gasteiz
$1278
253K
Granada
$951
232K
Sabadell
$1269
216K
Cordoba
$885
322K
Cartagena
$852
216K
Almeria
$941
201K
Jerez de la Frontera
$848
213K
Badalona
$1399
223K
Oviedo
$978
186K
A Coruna
$1100
245K
Elche
$886
234K