Australia vs DR Congo - Cost of Living Comparison

Australia DR Congo
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1947
$1001
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$4459
$2587
🏠 One person rent
$1094
$516
🏘️ Family rent
$1701
$1276
🍽️ Food expenses
$495
$286
🚐 Transport expenses
$226
$124
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$4211
$435
💸 GDP per capita
$51680
$544
😃 Human freedom index
8.84
5.62
❤️ Life expectancy
83.2
61
👮 Corruption perceptions index
73
19
🌐 English speaking %
92.8%
1%
🎓 Higher education
98
41
😀 Quality of life
92
20
🏙️ Population
24.5M
86.8M

The average cost of living in Australia ($1947) is 94% more expensive than in the DR Congo ($1001). Australia ranked 10th 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 2.2 months in Australia compared to 0.4 months in the DR Congo. Ranked 2nd and 184th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Australia vs the DR Congo

We calculate prices for Australia and the DR Congo as a population-weighted mean of 64 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.

Australia DR Congo
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12.6
$6.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$56.4
$21.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.06
$6.13
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.18
$2.1
 Cappuccino
$3.36
$4.64
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.46
$0.97
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$1161
$372
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$900
$301
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1991
$1637
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1389
$822
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$91.4
$168
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$141
$258
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$50.6
$32.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
3.17%
10.27%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7083
$2776
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4653
$1494
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.2
$0.21
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$103
$81
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$16.5
$4.88
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.38
$0.93
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.17
$1.46
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.96
$1.75
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.86
$1.12
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.73
$2.55
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.34
$9.76
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.42
$4.49
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.9
$7.28
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.06
$3.06
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.5
$1
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.64
$1.07
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.61
$1.42
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.25
$1.19
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.86
$1.94
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.05
$1.19
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.28
$1.82
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.5
$12.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.02
$1.27
🚬 Cigarette pack
$26.2
$3.57
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.75
$2.76
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.41
$4.2
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.33
$1.76
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.49
$1.23
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$46.3
$75.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$13.4
$3.63
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$52.1
$50.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.5
$5.25
👖 Brand Jeans
$72
$33.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$101
$42.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$1480
$109
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$13190
$1605

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Cities Comparison in Australia vs the DR Congo

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Australia

City Cost of living Population
Sydney
$2294
4.84M
Melbourne
$1968
4.53M
Brisbane
$2056
2.36M
Perth
$1873
2.14M
Adelaide
$1654
1.3M
Gold Coast
$1776
638K
Canberra
$1792
381K
Sunshine Coast
$1808
353K
Newcastle
$1798
153K
Hobart
$1648
222K
Darwin
$1610
137K
Geelong
$1708
191K
Wollongong
$1554
262K
Townsville
$1224
179K
Launceston
$1477
106K
Toowoomba
$1462
136K
Cairns
$1400
147K
Ipswich
$1612
163K
Bendigo
$1610
95.6K
Blacktown
$1581
51K
Ballarat
$1740
98.5K
Rockhampton
$1390
78.6K
Orange
$1661
41.2K
Melton
$1633
72.2K
Bunbury
$1466
71.1K
Wagga Wagga
$1386
67.4K
Gladstone
$1603
45.1K
Tarneit
$1570
56.4K
Hervey Bay
$1658
54.7K
Pakenham
$1631
54.1K

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