Brunei vs Mali - Cost of Living Comparison

Brunei Mali
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1066
$536
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2392
$1311
🏠 One person rent
$606
$238
🏘️ Family rent
$976
$433
🍽️ Food expenses
$313
$190
🚐 Transport expenses
$50.6
$55.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1839
$327
💸 GDP per capita
$27443
$862
😃 Human freedom index
6.46
6.25
❤️ Life expectancy
76
59.7
👮 Corruption perceptions index
60
29
🌐 English speaking %
37.8%
0%
🎓 Higher education
54
28
😀 Quality of life
68
23
🏙️ Population
429K
18.5M

The average cost of living in Brunei ($1066) is 99% more expensive than in Mali ($536). Brunei ranked 52nd vs 162nd for Mali 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 0.6 months in Mali. Ranked 36th and 177th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Brunei vs Mali

We calculate prices for Brunei and Mali as a population-weighted mean of 3 and 7 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 Mali
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.73
$2.82
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$21.1
$17.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.89
$4.46
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$6.38
$1.65
 Cappuccino
$3.49
$1.67
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.72
$0.55
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$664
$232
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$459
$152
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1080
$498
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$793
$305
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$35.6
$34.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$54.9
$53.6
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$70.6
$35.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.29%
11.85%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1413
$1340
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$892
$752
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.1
$0.39
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$30.8
$16.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$23.8
$6.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.37
$0.97
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.69
$1.05
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.33
$0.71
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.21
$1.05
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.03
$1.46
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.63
$6.09
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.9
$4.04
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.9
$6.21
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.15
$2.01
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.16
$1.07
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.6
$1.31
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.29
$0.85
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.85
$0.86
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.95
$0.89
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.54
$0.33
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.47
$1.18
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.1
$7.27
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.3
$1.3
🚬 Cigarette pack
$5.25
$2.41
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.9
$3.09
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.6
$2.9
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.82
$1.48
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.03
$1.13
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$46.2
$23.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.41
$4.07
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$31.9
$19.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.97
$4.14
👖 Brand Jeans
$80.9
$28.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$93.1
$59.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$208
$104
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$11287
$3476

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$1095
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City Cost of living Population
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$549
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$495
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$487
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Bougouni
$487
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$486
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$485
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Banamba
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