Bolivia vs Malawi - Cost of Living Comparison

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Bolivia Malawi
🚶 Cost of living one person
$684
$362
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1644
$941
🏠 One person rent
$275
$137
🏘️ Family rent
$422
$262
🍽️ Food expenses
$231
$142
🚐 Transport expenses
$98.2
$50
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$395
$303
💸 GDP per capita
$3600
$645
😃 Human freedom index
6.83
6.83
❤️ Life expectancy
63.6
62.9
👮 Corruption perceptions index
29
34
🌐 English speaking %
4%
3.9%
🎓 Higher education
46
41
😀 Quality of life
34
26
🏙️ Population
11.1M
18.6M

The average cost of living in Bolivia ($684) is 89% more expensive than in Malawi ($362). Bolivia ranked 137th vs 196th for Malawi in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.6 months in Bolivia compared to 0.8 months in Malawi. Ranked 137th and 157th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Bolivia vs Malawi

We calculate prices for Bolivia and Malawi as a population-weighted mean of 10 and 9 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.

Bolivia Malawi
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.88
$2.47
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$20.2
$11.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.85
$3.38
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.2
$0.65
 Cappuccino
$2.78
$1.39
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.93
$0.53
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$286
$171
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$199
$76.6
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$477
$314
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$319
$187
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$25
$14.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$38.7
$21.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$33.6
$28
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.58%
14.99%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1146
$9663
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$839
$367
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.32
$0.59
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$25.2
$13.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$13.6
$5.47
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.61
$1.02
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.93
$0.7
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.82
$0.65
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.75
$0.77
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.69
$1.24
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.24
$5.95
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.74
$2.99
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.07
$3.27
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.88
$1.33
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.96
$1.28
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.25
$2.07
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.07
$0.61
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.18
$0.85
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$0.88
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.67
$0.18
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.5
$0.69
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.74
$6.42
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.71
$0.62
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.7
$0.92
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.4
$1.59
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.76
$1.34
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.36
$0.67
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.94
$0.72
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$37.7
$13.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.47
$2.06
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$27.4
$12
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.8
$2.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.5
$22.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$75.2
$33
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$182
$220
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3859
$1424

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Bolivia

City Cost of living Population
La Paz
$720
2.87M
Santa Cruz de la Sierra
$735
3.15M
El Alto
$675
842K
Cochabamba
$515
632K
Oruro
$601
265K
Sacaba
$514
172K
Tarija
$625
180K
Sucre
$458
300K
Potosi
$536
190K
Trinidad
$768
101K

In Malawi

City Cost of living Population
Blantyre
$364
1.9M
Lilongwe
$369
989K
Mzuzu
$339
150K
Zomba
$327
101K
Mangochi
$332
53.5K
Mzimba
$338
26.1K
Mulanje
$327
14.8K
Ntcheu
$332
14.6K
Monkey Bay
$337
14.6K