Afghanistan vs Sweden - Cost of Living Comparison

Afghanistan Sweden
🚶 Cost of living one person
$397
$1398
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$883
$3107
🏠 One person rent
$164
$727
🏘️ Family rent
$232
$1222
🍽️ Food expenses
$144
$440
🚐 Transport expenses
$54.6
$110
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$169
$2744
💸 GDP per capita
$517
$52274
😃 Human freedom index
4
8.83
❤️ Life expectancy
65.2
82.4
👮 Corruption perceptions index
16
85
🌐 English speaking %
6%
89%
🎓 Higher education
25
95
😀 Quality of life
17
80
🏙️ Population
37.5M
10.4M

The average cost of living in Afghanistan ($397) is 72% less expensive than in Sweden ($1398). Afghanistan ranked 193rd vs 27th for Sweden 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 2 months in Sweden. Ranked 188th and 12th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Afghanistan vs Sweden

We calculate prices for Afghanistan and Sweden as a population-weighted mean of 12 and 60 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 Sweden
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.16
$10.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$11
$62.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.39
$8.36
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.82
$6.72
 Cappuccino
$1.44
$3.76
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.26
$1.88
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$124
$780
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$80.2
$609
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$218
$1411
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$125
$1032
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$25.9
$54.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$39.9
$83.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$48.8
$29.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
13.04%
2.15%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$770
$5790
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$313
$3750
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.22
$3.23
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$17.6
$76.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.35
$21.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.72
$1.95
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.6
$1.2
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.28
$2.27
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.89
$2.37
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.21
$3.1
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.2
$9.27
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.03
$9.38
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.88
$16.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.7
$2.65
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.95
$2.2
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$2.49
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.47
$3.36
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.32
$1.26
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.23
$1.25
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.2
$1
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.78
$2.06
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$11.4
$9.6
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.35
$1.78
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.63
$6.5
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.94
$6.31
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.72
$3.06
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.8
$2
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.36
$1.89
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$12.5
$35.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.44
$13.2
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$20.4
$23.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.36
$22.7
👖 Brand Jeans
$17.7
$84.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$32.9
$88.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$22.2
$132
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1250
$3326

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Cities Comparison in Afghanistan vs Sweden

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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 Sweden

City Cost of living Population
Stockholm
$1802
979K
Gothenburg
$1442
605K
Malmo
$1388
324K
Uppsala
$1396
165K
Vasteras
$1359
129K
Orebro
$1216
126K
Linkoping
$1328
116K
Helsingborg
$1356
114K
Lund
$1287
94.4K
Norrkoping
$1307
97.9K
Jonkoping
$1380
100K
Solna
$1797
84.6K
Sollentuna
$1266
75.3K
Taby
$1791
74.3K
Umea
$1234
90.4K
Halmstad
$1218
71.3K
Eskilstuna
$1087
70.3K
Karlstad
$1135
65.9K
Lidingo
$1719
44.1K
Sodertalje
$1362
75.8K
Boras
$1132
74K
Uddevalla
$1118
57.2K
Lulea
$1074
49.1K
Gavle
$1154
77.6K
Vaxjo
$1218
71K
Trollhattan
$1057
50.4K
Tumba
$1213
42.9K
Sundsvall
$1061
58.8K
Hassleholm
$1059
52.4K
Ostersund
$1009
52.8K