Bhutan vs Madagascar - Cost of Living Comparison

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Bhutan Madagascar
🚶 Cost of living one person
$446
$529
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1102
$1432
🏠 One person rent
$162
$223
🏘️ Family rent
$270
$486
🍽️ Food expenses
$188
$186
🚐 Transport expenses
$41.2
$56.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$469
$155
💸 GDP per capita
$3560
$517
😃 Human freedom index
6.69
6.36
❤️ Life expectancy
71.8
64.5
👮 Corruption perceptions index
68
25
🌐 English speaking %
75%
18%
🎓 Higher education
1
38
😀 Quality of life
48
20
🏙️ Population
808K
25.6M

The average cost of living in Bhutan ($446) is 16% less expensive than in Madagascar ($529). Bhutan ranked 191st vs 168th for Madagascar in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.1 months in Bhutan compared to 0.3 months in Madagascar. Ranked 91st and 169th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Bhutan vs Madagascar

We calculate prices for Bhutan and Madagascar as a population-weighted mean of 2 and 4 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 Madagascar
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.05
$3.28
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$18.1
$17.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.96
$5.9
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$7.08
$1.08
 Cappuccino
$1.92
$1.2
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.55
$1.03
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$181
$284
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$108
$106
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$275
$655
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$208
$325
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$18.1
$24.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$27.6
$38.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$21.1
$55.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.28%
14.91%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$717
$883
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$875
$474
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.79
$0.16
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$28
$8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$15.4
$11
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.94
$1.21
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.83
$0.91
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.78
$1
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.69
$0.77
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.95
$1.9
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.86
$8.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.1
$4.93
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.26
$4.64
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.14
$1.52
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.38
$0.61
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.92
$1.09
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.77
$0.85
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.51
$0.6
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.63
$0.84
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.22
$0.38
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.05
$0.76
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.36
$4.52
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.77
$0.68
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.08
$2.94
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.65
$1.92
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.69
$2.46
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.29
$0.51
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.66
$0.81
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$40.5
$33.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.34
$5.74
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$30
$14.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.38
$2.32
👖 Brand Jeans
$33
$27.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$42.2
$91.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$251
$132
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$724
$7117

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In Bhutan

City Cost of living Population
Thimphu
$443
79.2K
Paro
$467
11.4K

In Madagascar

City Cost of living Population
Antananarivo
$590
1.28M
Antsirabe
$357
257K
Toamasina
$460
225K
Toliara
$423
169K