Benin vs Rwanda - Cost of Living Comparison

Benin Rwanda
🚶 Cost of living one person
$645
$664
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1595
$1701
🏠 One person rent
$242
$325
🏘️ Family rent
$371
$716
🍽️ Food expenses
$253
$234
🚐 Transport expenses
$93.9
$57.4
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$210
$376
💸 GDP per capita
$1291
$798
😃 Human freedom index
7.32
6.36
❤️ Life expectancy
62.1
69.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
42
53
🌐 English speaking %
1%
15%
🎓 Higher education
44
20
😀 Quality of life
24
47
🏙️ Population
11.2M
12.2M

The average cost of living in Benin ($645) is 3% less expensive than in Rwanda ($664). Benin ranked 132nd vs 127th for Rwanda 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 Rwanda. Ranked 175th and 101st best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Benin vs Rwanda

We calculate prices for Benin and Rwanda 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 Rwanda
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.74
$2.31
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$25.2
$30.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.39
$7.59
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.21
$0.96
 Cappuccino
$3.9
$2.48
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.69
$0.71
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$276
$343
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$142
$236
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$342
$1097
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$264
$515
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$33.6
$30.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$51.6
$47.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$39.6
$37.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
5.01%
17.7%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$9011
$2989
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$588
$620
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.57
$0.35
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$23.2
$15.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$25.3
$10.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.8
$1.08
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.71
$0.58
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.84
$1.09
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.79
$1.07
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.08
$1.41
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.47
$4.05
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.67
$4.92
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.48
$3.23
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.73
$3.3
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.99
$1.06
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.17
$1.63
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.21
$0.9
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
$0.33
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.35
$0.84
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.65
$0.46
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.46
$1.75
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.24
$8.58
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.96
$0.93
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.59
$1.54
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.74
$6.27
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.83
$3.72
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.86
$0.91
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.12
$1.28
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$27.2
$34.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.32
$4.81
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$23.8
$20.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.73
$2.41
👖 Brand Jeans
$28.9
$22.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$45
$34.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$258
$125
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4803
$1720

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Cities Comparison in Benin vs Rwanda

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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
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$559
31.4K

In Rwanda

City Cost of living Population
Kigali
$677
1.16M
Gisenyi
$628
137K
Ruhengeri
$600
59.3K
Butare
$578
50.2K
Byumba
$668
34.5K
Cyangugu
$625
27.4K
Nyanza
$584
25.4K
Kibuye
$663
12.3K