Bhutan vs Zimbabwe - Cost of Living Comparison

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Bhutan Zimbabwe
🚶 Cost of living one person
$399
$845
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1034
$2270
🏠 One person rent
$127
$337
🏘️ Family rent
$262
$690
🍽️ Food expenses
$185
$305
🚐 Transport expenses
$30.5
$135
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$472
$310
💸 GDP per capita
$3266
$1267
😃 Human freedom index
6.71
5.25
❤️ Life expectancy
71.8
59.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
68
23
🌐 English speaking %
75%
82.1%
🎓 Higher education
1
49
😀 Quality of life
48
22
🏙️ Population
808K
15.2M

The average cost of living in Bhutan ($399) is 53% less expensive than in Zimbabwe ($845). Bhutan ranked 194th vs 97th for Zimbabwe in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.2 months in Bhutan compared to 0.4 months in Zimbabwe. Ranked 86th and 166th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Bhutan vs Zimbabwe

We calculate prices for Bhutan and Zimbabwe 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 Zimbabwe
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.02
$6.03
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$18.2
$41.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$2.99
$5.39
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$9.98
$1.52
 Cappuccino
$1.43
$2.62
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.55
$0.66
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$124
$207
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$72.3
$214
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$252
$685
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$196
$516
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$20.2
$30.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$30.9
$47.1
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$23.9
$94.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.31%
14.57%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$723
$1215
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$827
$1002
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.8
$0.79
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$18.1
$32
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$9.62
$21
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.22
$1.61
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.83
$1.61
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.75
$1.01
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.78
$1.41
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2
$1.92
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.64
$9.03
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.58
$5.93
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.19
$5.31
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.62
$3.08
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.5
$1.36
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.98
$1.88
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.82
$1.68
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.55
$1.28
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.66
$1.69
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.24
$0.63
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.06
$2.32
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$3.55
$7.73
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.71
$1.19
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.63
$2.18
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.66
$8.55
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.8
$5.12
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.31
$2.68
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.67
$1.48
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$56.4
$38.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.98
$9.78
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$30
$33.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.44
$7.25
👖 Brand Jeans
$28.8
$17.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$41.9
$36.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$176
$319
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$785
$8314

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In Bhutan

City Cost of living Population
Thimphu
$389
79.2K
Paro
$470
11.4K

In Zimbabwe

City Cost of living Population
Harare
$950
2.15M
Masvingo
$820
1.64M
Bulawayo
$705
653K
Chitungwiza
$838
365K
Mutare
$763
188K
Gweru
$699
141K
Kadoma
$665
116K
Kwekwe
$585
93.1K
Chinhoyi
$774
56.8K
Marondera
$765
52.3K