Belgium vs DR Congo - Cost of Living Comparison

Belgium DR Congo
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1324
$1001
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3115
$2587
🏠 One person rent
$696
$516
🏘️ Family rent
$1100
$1276
🍽️ Food expenses
$446
$286
🚐 Transport expenses
$71.3
$124
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2162
$435
💸 GDP per capita
$45205
$544
😃 Human freedom index
8.61
5.62
❤️ Life expectancy
80.8
61
👮 Corruption perceptions index
73
19
🌐 English speaking %
59%
1%
🎓 Higher education
95
41
😀 Quality of life
72
20
🏙️ Population
11.5M
86.8M

The average cost of living in Belgium ($1324) is 32% more expensive than in the DR Congo ($1001). Belgium ranked 31st 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 1.6 months in Belgium compared to 0.4 months in the DR Congo. Ranked 29th and 184th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Belgium vs the DR Congo

We calculate prices for Belgium and the DR Congo as a population-weighted mean of 91 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.

Belgium DR Congo
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$15.5
$6.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$65.1
$21.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.16
$6.13
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.84
$2.1
 Cappuccino
$2.99
$4.64
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.42
$0.97
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$642
$372
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$530
$301
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1078
$1637
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$860
$822
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$96.1
$168
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$148
$258
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$48
$32.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.85%
10.27%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3337
$2776
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2765
$1494
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$2.64
$0.21
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$45.2
$81
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$21.2
$4.88
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.81
$0.93
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.94
$1.46
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.66
$1.75
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$1.12
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.7
$2.55
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$11.4
$9.76
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.13
$4.49
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.1
$7.28
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.25
$3.06
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.7
$1
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.31
$1.07
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.23
$1.42
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.53
$1.19
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$1.94
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.5
$1.19
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.47
$1.82
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.85
$12.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.54
$1.27
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.43
$3.57
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$10.2
$2.76
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.71
$4.2
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.9
$1.76
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.49
$1.23
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$28.8
$75.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$10.3
$3.63
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$28.4
$50.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.8
$5.25
👖 Brand Jeans
$86.7
$33.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$87.8
$42.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$481
$109
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$16083
$1605

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Cities Comparison in Belgium vs the DR Congo

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Belgium

City Cost of living Population
Antwerp
$1407
529K
Ghent
$1356
262K
Brussels
$1474
185K
Charleroi
$1374
202K
Liege
$1193
197K
Schaerbeek
$1310
133K
Leuven
$1450
101K
Anderlecht
$1310
121K
Bruges
$1454
118K
Namur
$1249
111K
Hasselt
$1297
77.7K
Mechelen
$1373
86.9K
Mons
$1204
95.3K
La Louviere
$1311
81K
Aalst
$1432
85.7K
Sint-Niklaas
$1365
76.8K
Tournai
$1244
69.6K
Kortrijk
$1280
76.3K
Seraing
$1294
64.3K
Genk
$1306
66.1K
Ostend
$1202
71.3K
Geel
$1341
40.7K
Mouscron
$1260
58.2K
Roeselare
$1266
62.3K
Woluwe-Saint-Lambert
$1303
57.7K
Forest
$1261
56.6K
Verviers
$1026
55.2K
Saint-Gilles
$1239
49.7K
Beveren
$1350
48.2K
Beringen
$1275
46.1K

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