Bhutan vs Burkina Faso - Cost of Living Comparison

Bhutan Burkina Faso
🚶 Cost of living one person
$498
$677
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1095
$1679
🏠 One person rent
$217
$302
🏘️ Family rent
$324
$473
🍽️ Food expenses
$199
$248
🚐 Transport expenses
$18.7
$46.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$407
$178
💸 GDP per capita
$3001
$858
😃 Human freedom index
6.86
6.85
❤️ Life expectancy
72.1
62
👮 Corruption perceptions index
68
42
🌐 English speaking %
75%
1%
🎓 Higher education
1
36
😀 Quality of life
35
22
🏙️ Population
808K
20.5M

The average cost of living in Bhutan ($498) is 26% less expensive than in Burkina Faso ($677). Bhutan ranked 181st vs 124th for Burkina Faso in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.8 months in Bhutan compared to 0.3 months in Burkina Faso. Ranked 140th and 181st best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Bhutan vs Burkina Faso

We calculate prices for Bhutan and Burkina Faso as a population-weighted mean of 2 and 10 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.

Bhutan Burkina Faso
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.41
$4.27
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$19.3
$16.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.61
$4.44
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.01
$1.05
 Cappuccino
$1.58
$1.86
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.46
$0.58
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$231
$321
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$141
$101
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$316
$434
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$231
$231
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$33.9
$79.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$52.2
$124
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$24
$76.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.89%
6.97%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2047
$227
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$126
$228
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.25
$0.48
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$22.4
$14
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.34
$4.23
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.96
$1.02
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.91
$1.93
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.71
$0.78
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.71
$0.7
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.77
$1.88
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.57
$9.49
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.9
$8.62
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.77
$4.08
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.76
$2.11
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$1.2
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.84
$0.9
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$1.12
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.55
$1.48
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$1.3
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.23
$0.52
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.07
$1.63
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.12
$8.99
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.95
$0.99
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7
$1.28
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.73
$4.55
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.6
$5.3
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.29
$2.79
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.67
$3.17
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$50.2
$37
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.43
$2.55
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$38
$34.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.53
$9.09
👖 Brand Jeans
$29.3
$78.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$51.8
$62.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$45
$162
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$812
$12175

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In Bhutan

City Cost of living Population
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$499
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In Burkina Faso

City Cost of living Population
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$701
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$671
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Koudougou
$566
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Ouahigouya
$593
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Fada N'gourma
$592
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Dedougou
$593
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Leo
$592
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Dori
$593
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Nouna
$592
32.4K
Manga
$593
28.6K