Benin vs Burundi - Cost of Living Comparison

Benin Burundi
🚶 Cost of living one person
$645
$508
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1595
$1419
🏠 One person rent
$242
$181
🏘️ Family rent
$371
$512
🍽️ Food expenses
$253
$236
🚐 Transport expenses
$93.9
$50.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$210
$308
💸 GDP per capita
$1291
$239
😃 Human freedom index
7.32
5.02
❤️ Life expectancy
62.1
61.9
👮 Corruption perceptions index
42
19
🌐 English speaking %
1%
2%
🎓 Higher education
44
24
😀 Quality of life
24
16
🏙️ Population
11.2M
11.5M

The average cost of living in Benin ($645) is 27% more expensive than in Burundi ($508). Benin ranked 132nd vs 174th for Burundi in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.3 months in Benin compared to 0.6 months in Burundi. Ranked 175th and 189th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Benin vs Burundi

We calculate prices for Benin and Burundi as a population-weighted mean of 4 and 8 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.

Benin Burundi
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.74
$2.87
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$25.2
$14.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.39
$2.37
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.21
$0.76
 Cappuccino
$3.9
$2.04
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.69
$0.44
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$276
$299
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$142
$84.2
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$342
$725
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$264
$385
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$33.6
$11.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$51.6
$17.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$39.6
$41.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.01%
12.99%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$9011
$936
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$588
$7131
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.57
$0.24
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$23.2
$19.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$25.3
$8.76
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.8
$1.11
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.71
$1.02
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.84
$0.67
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.79
$1.03
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.08
$2.76
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.47
$8.71
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.67
$6.24
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.48
$6.7
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.73
$4.25
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.99
$0.68
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.17
$1.3
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.21
$1.27
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$0.65
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
$1.15
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$0.54
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.46
$1.35
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.24
$16.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.96
$0.97
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.59
$3.27
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.74
$3.43
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.83
$12
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.86
$3.75
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.12
$3.24
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$27.2
$20.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.32
$3.87
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$23.8
$18.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.73
$3.92
👖 Brand Jeans
$28.9
$16.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$45
$35
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$258
$51.6
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4803
$922

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In Benin

City Cost of living Population
Cotonou
$681
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In Burundi

City Cost of living Population
Bujumbura
$513
659K
Gitega
$473
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Ngozi
$481
39.9K
Bubanza
$482
20K
Muyinga
$481
9.61K
Makamba
$481
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Ruyigi
$481
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$482
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