Benin vs Congo - Cost of Living Comparison

Benin Congo
🚶 Cost of living one person
$645
$550
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1595
$1353
🏠 One person rent
$242
$241
🏘️ Family rent
$371
$437
🍽️ Food expenses
$253
$196
🚐 Transport expenses
$93.9
$57.9
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$210
$355
💸 GDP per capita
$1291
$1846
😃 Human freedom index
7.32
5.55
❤️ Life expectancy
62.1
64.8
👮 Corruption perceptions index
42
21
🌐 English speaking %
1%
0%
🎓 Higher education
44
22
😀 Quality of life
24
23
🏙️ Population
11.2M
5.26M

The average cost of living in Benin ($645) is 17% more expensive than in the Congo ($550). Benin ranked 132nd 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 0.3 months in Benin compared to 0.6 months in the Congo. Ranked 175th and 176th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Benin vs the Congo

We calculate prices for Benin and the Congo as a population-weighted mean of 4 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.

Benin Congo
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.74
$3.14
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$25.2
$18.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.39
$4.54
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.21
$1.68
 Cappuccino
$3.9
$1.73
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.69
$0.59
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$276
$239
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$142
$155
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$342
$492
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$264
$313
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$33.6
$35.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$51.6
$55.3
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$39.6
$33.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.01%
11.76%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$9011
$1341
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$588
$783
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.57
$0.41
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$23.2
$17.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$25.3
$6.49
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.8
$0.98
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.71
$1.07
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.84
$0.74
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.79
$1.06
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.08
$1.49
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.47
$6.37
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.67
$4.11
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.48
$6.45
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.73
$1.97
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.99
$1.1
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.17
$1.33
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.21
$0.94
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$0.87
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
$0.88
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$0.35
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.46
$1.21
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.24
$7.39
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.96
$1.29
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.59
$2.46
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.74
$3.33
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.83
$2.95
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.86
$1.48
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.12
$1.15
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$27.2
$23.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.32
$4.13
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$23.8
$20.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.73
$4.3
👖 Brand Jeans
$28.9
$31.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$45
$61.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$258
$119
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4803
$3734

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Cities Comparison in Benin vs the Congo

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Benin

City Cost of living Population
Cotonou
$681
679K
Porto-Novo
$593
264K
Abomey
$560
90.2K
Save
$559
31.4K

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