Brunei vs Latvia - Cost of Living Comparison

Brunei Latvia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1066
$860
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2392
$2122
🏠 One person rent
$606
$400
🏘️ Family rent
$976
$639
🍽️ Food expenses
$313
$299
🚐 Transport expenses
$50.6
$62.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1839
$936
💸 GDP per capita
$27443
$17737
😃 Human freedom index
6.46
8.67
❤️ Life expectancy
76
75.4
👮 Corruption perceptions index
60
59
🌐 English speaking %
37.8%
45.9%
🎓 Higher education
54
72
😀 Quality of life
68
68
🏙️ Population
429K
1.91M

The average cost of living in Brunei ($1066) is 24% more expensive than in Latvia ($860). Brunei ranked 52nd vs 87th for Latvia in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.7 months in Brunei compared to 1.1 months in Latvia. Ranked 36th and 35th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Brunei vs Latvia

We calculate prices for Brunei and Latvia as a population-weighted mean of 3 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.

Brunei Latvia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.73
$7.32
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$21.1
$34.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.89
$6.15
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.38
$3.05
 Cappuccino
$3.49
$2.78
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.72
$1.39
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$664
$359
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$459
$239
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1080
$606
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$793
$392
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$35.6
$123
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$54.9
$190
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$70.6
$14.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.29%
2.58%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1413
$1951
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$892
$1156
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.1
$1.04
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$30.8
$42.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$23.8
$7.24
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.37
$1.72
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.69
$1.11
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.33
$1.04
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.21
$1.59
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.03
$2.22
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.63
$8.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.9
$6.03
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.9
$9.18
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.15
$1.17
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.16
$1.46
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.6
$1.66
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.29
$2.5
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.85
$0.7
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.95
$0.6
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.54
$0.47
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.47
$1.71
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.1
$7.38
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.3
$1.21
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.25
$4.26
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.9
$8.15
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.6
$4.31
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.82
$1.59
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.03
$2.55
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$46.2
$34.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.41
$7.65
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$31.9
$43.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.97
$14.9
👖 Brand Jeans
$80.9
$61.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$93.1
$69.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$208
$294
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$11287
$12996

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In Brunei

City Cost of living Population
Bandar Seri Begawan
$1059
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$1095
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$1053
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In Latvia

City Cost of living Population
Riga
$967
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Daugavpils
$644
80.6K
Liepaja
$650
68K
Jurmala
$829
50.2K
Jelgava
$724
55.3K
Ventspils
$758
33.4K
Jekabpils
$580
21.6K
Valmiera
$673
23K
Ogre
$676
23K
Rezekne
$582
26.8K