Afghanistan vs United States - Cost of Living Comparison

AfghanistanUnited States
🚶 Cost of living One person
$354
$1951
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$814
$4413
🏠 One person rent
$152
$1209
🏘️ Family rent
$254
$1976
🍽️ Food Expenses
$119
$505
🚐 Transport Expenses
$49.2
$95.4
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$195
$3912
💸 GDP per capita
$509
$63544
😃 Human freedom index
4
8.52
❤️ Life expectancy
64.8
78.8
👮 Corruption perceptions index
19
67
🏙️ Population
37.5M
331M

The average cost of living in Afghanistan ($354) is 82% less expensive than in the United States ($1951). Afghanistan ranked 197th vs 10th for the United States in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.6 months in Afghanistan compared to 2 months in the United States. Ranked 191st and 2nd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Afghanistan vs the United States

AfghanistanUnited States
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.09
$13.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$6.14
$55.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$2.89
$7.99
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.44
$4.96
☕ Cappuccino
$0.88
$4.41
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.29
$1.95
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$84.3
$1253
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$51.2
$989
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$218
$2083
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$128
$1670
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$25.9
$104
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$39.7
$160
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$68.5
$63.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.41%
3.86%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$721
$4731
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$312
$2660
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.22
$2.16
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$18.4
$64.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.87
$17.4
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.54
$0.71
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.53
$0.9
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.33
$2.65
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$3.69
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.09
$2.5
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.38
$11.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.4
$9.21
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.91
$13
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.78
$4.33
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$1.71
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
$3.99
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.45
$4.08
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.31
$2.39
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.26
$2.39
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.2
$1.21
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.75
$2
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$2.58
$12.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.9
$2.67
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.41
$8.55
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.88
$8.35
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.85
$5.08
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.85
$3.61
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.39
$1.88
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$10.7
$41.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$1.87
$12
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$19.6
$111
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.35
$16.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$18.2
$45.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$32.9
$79.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$23.3
$1011
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$885
$14855

Cities Comparison in Afghanistan vs the United States

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Afghanistan

CityCost of livingPopulation
Kabul
$354
4.27M
Kandahar
$358
614K
Herat
$347
556K
Mazar-i-Sharif
$359
469K
Kunduz
$353
357K
Lashkargah
$345
202K
Jalalabad
$357
263K
Sheberghan
$345
176K
Khost
$351
160K
Ghazni
$362
143K
Puli Khumri
$341
114K
Gardez
$363
70K

In the United States

CityCost of livingPopulation
New York City
$3271
8.4M
Los Angeles
$2674
3.98M
Chicago
$2241
2.72M
Houston
$1848
2.2M
San Diego
$2541
1.39M
San Jose
$2754
1.03M
San Francisco
$3293
882K
Dallas
$1909
1.2M
Phoenix
$1856
1.63M
Philadelphia
$1950
1.58M
San Antonio
$1637
1.44M
Austin
$2006
913K
Seattle
$2524
745K
Charlotte
$1929
810K
Columbus
$1648
914K
Washington
$2619
706K
Jacksonville
$1706
881K
Boston
$2757
693K
Indianapolis
$1604
863K
Denver
$2096
683K
Hempstead
$2890
760K
Fort Worth
$1795
812K
Baltimore
$1860
622K
Portland
$2151
653K
Nashville
$1896
668K
Louisville
$1553
760K
Atlanta
$1919
486K
Detroit
$1829
680K
Las Vegas
$1674
648K
Oakland
$3126
423K