Albania vs DR Congo - Cost of Living Comparison

Albania DR Congo
🚶 Cost of living one person
$592
$1001
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1465
$2587
🏠 One person rent
$244
$516
🏘️ Family rent
$417
$1276
🍽️ Food expenses
$219
$286
🚐 Transport expenses
$58.6
$124
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$379
$435
💸 GDP per capita
$5246
$544
😃 Human freedom index
8.14
5.62
❤️ Life expectancy
78.7
61
👮 Corruption perceptions index
35
19
🌐 English speaking %
16%
1%
🎓 Higher education
46
41
😀 Quality of life
55
20
🏙️ Population
2.79M
86.8M

The average cost of living in Albania ($592) is 41% less expensive than in the DR Congo ($1001). Albania ranked 144th vs 65th for the DR 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 0.4 months in the DR Congo. Ranked 71st and 184th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Albania vs the DR Congo

We calculate prices for Albania and the DR Congo as a population-weighted mean of 10 and 25 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 DR Congo
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.69
$6.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$27.1
$21.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.59
$6.13
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.55
$2.1
 Cappuccino
$1.2
$4.64
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.17
$0.97
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$255
$372
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$157
$301
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$465
$1637
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$286
$822
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$51.2
$168
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$78.5
$258
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$16.3
$32.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.8%
10.27%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1236
$2776
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$658
$1494
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.37
$0.21
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$15.3
$81
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.6
$4.88
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.66
$0.93
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.1
$1.46
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.61
$1.75
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
$1.12
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.88
$2.55
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.94
$9.76
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.57
$4.49
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.75
$7.28
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.85
$3.06
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
$1
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$1.07
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.97
$1.42
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.67
$1.19
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.61
$1.94
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.33
$1.19
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.54
$1.82
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.72
$12.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.9
$1.27
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.88
$3.57
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.8
$2.76
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.93
$4.2
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.85
$1.76
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.45
$1.23
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$34.1
$75.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.82
$3.63
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$33.1
$50.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.16
$5.25
👖 Brand Jeans
$38.8
$33.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$69.9
$42.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$120
$109
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2560
$1605

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Cities Comparison in Albania vs the DR 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 DR Congo

City Cost of living Population
Kinshasa
$1085
11.9M
Kananga
$964
1.97M
Lubumbashi
$1009
1.79M
Mbuji-Mayi
$950
1.56M
Mbandaka
$906
1.19M
Kisangani
$923
936K
Bukavu
$845
871K
Tshikapa
$965
732K
Uvira
$911
590K
Kolwezi
$906
573K
Likasi
$890
423K
Bunia
$886
328K
Matadi
$878
306K
Beni
$869
232K
Butembo
$869
218K
Mwene-Ditu
$864
196K
Kikwit
$865
187K
Isiro
$866
183K
Kindu
$861
172K
Boma
$861
163K
Gandajika
$854
146K
Kalemie
$859
147K
Gemena
$856
139K
Bumba
$853
103K
Mbanza-Ngungu
$853
100K