Albania vs Congo - Cost of Living Comparison

Albania Congo
🚶 Cost of living one person
$592
$550
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1465
$1353
🏠 One person rent
$244
$241
🏘️ Family rent
$417
$437
🍽️ Food expenses
$219
$196
🚐 Transport expenses
$58.6
$57.9
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$379
$355
💸 GDP per capita
$5246
$1846
😃 Human freedom index
8.14
5.55
❤️ Life expectancy
78.7
64.8
👮 Corruption perceptions index
35
21
🌐 English speaking %
16%
0%
🎓 Higher education
46
22
😀 Quality of life
55
23
🏙️ Population
2.79M
5.26M

The average cost of living in Albania ($592) is 8% more expensive than in the Congo ($550). Albania ranked 144th vs 157th for the Congo 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 Albania compared to 0.6 months in the Congo. Ranked 71st and 176th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Albania vs the Congo

We calculate prices for Albania and the Congo as a population-weighted mean of 10 and 6 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.

Albania Congo
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.69
$3.14
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27.1
$18.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.59
$4.54
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.55
$1.68
 Cappuccino
$1.2
$1.73
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.17
$0.59
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$255
$239
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$157
$155
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$465
$492
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$286
$313
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$51.2
$35.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$78.5
$55.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$16.3
$33.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.8%
11.76%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1236
$1341
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$658
$783
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.37
$0.41
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$15.3
$17.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.6
$6.49
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.66
$0.98
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.1
$1.07
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.61
$0.74
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
$1.06
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.88
$1.49
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.94
$6.37
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.57
$4.11
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.75
$6.45
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.85
$1.97
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
$1.1
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$1.33
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.97
$0.94
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.67
$0.87
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.61
$0.88
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.33
$0.35
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.54
$1.21
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.72
$7.39
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.9
$1.29
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.88
$2.46
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.8
$3.33
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.93
$2.95
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.85
$1.48
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.45
$1.15
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$34.1
$23.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.82
$4.13
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$33.1
$20.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.16
$4.3
👖 Brand Jeans
$38.8
$31.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$69.9
$61.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$120
$119
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2560
$3734

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Cities Comparison in Albania vs the Congo

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Albania

City Cost of living Population
Tirana
$762
418K
Vlore
$447
131K
Fier
$468
121K
Kamez
$489
127K
Shkoder
$478
112K
Durres
$518
113K
Elbasan
$541
78.7K
Korce
$659
51.2K
Berat
$411
36.5K
Sarande
$699
41K

In the Congo

City Cost of living Population
Brazzaville
$560
1.83M
Pointe-Noire
$536
829K
Kayes
$500
62.5K
Madingou
$500
27.5K
Gamboma
$499
19.7K
Kinkala
$499
16.1K