Burkina Faso vs Malawi - Cost of Living Comparison

Burkina Faso Malawi
🚶 Cost of living one person
$677
$553
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1679
$1414
🏠 One person rent
$302
$251
🏘️ Family rent
$473
$457
🍽️ Food expenses
$248
$187
🚐 Transport expenses
$46.6
$61
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$178
$576
💸 GDP per capita
$858
$637
😃 Human freedom index
6.85
6.99
❤️ Life expectancy
62
64.7
👮 Corruption perceptions index
42
35
🌐 English speaking %
1%
3.9%
🎓 Higher education
36
42
😀 Quality of life
22
31
🏙️ Population
20.5M
18.6M

The average cost of living in Burkina Faso ($677) is 23% more expensive than in Malawi ($553). Burkina Faso ranked 124th vs 156th 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 0.3 months in Burkina Faso compared to 1 months in Malawi. Ranked 181st and 156th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Burkina Faso vs Malawi

We calculate prices for Burkina Faso 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.

Burkina Faso Malawi
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.27
$3.17
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$16.4
$22.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.44
$4.3
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.05
$0.87
 Cappuccino
$1.86
$1.71
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.58
$0.59
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$321
$290
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$101
$153
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$434
$529
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$231
$331
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$79.9
$30.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$124
$46.6
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$76.9
$40.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
6.97%
21.1%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$227
$17681
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$228
$1030
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.48
$0.49
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$14
$30
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.23
$5.72
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.02
$0.89
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.93
$0.77
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.78
$0.48
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.7
$0.64
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.88
$1.07
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.49
$11.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.62
$3.15
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.08
$3.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.11
$1.94
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.2
$1.28
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.9
$2.24
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$1.18
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.48
$0.81
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
$1.26
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.52
$0.34
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.63
$1.14
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.99
$6.49
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.99
$0.75
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.28
$2.23
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.55
$2.63
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.3
$1.82
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.79
$1.12
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.17
$0.95
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$37
$22.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.55
$3.11
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$34.3
$20.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$9.09
$4.17
👖 Brand Jeans
$78.3
$39.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$62.4
$54.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$162
$244
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$12175
$7348

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Cities Comparison in Burkina Faso vs Malawi

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Burkina Faso

City Cost of living Population
Ouagadougou
$701
2.45M
Bobo-Dioulasso
$671
904K
Koudougou
$566
160K
Ouahigouya
$593
125K
Fada N'gourma
$592
73.2K
Dedougou
$593
63.6K
Leo
$592
51.7K
Dori
$593
46.5K
Nouna
$592
32.4K
Manga
$593
28.6K

In Malawi

City Cost of living Population
Blantyre
$542
1.9M
Lilongwe
$579
782K
Mzuzu
$546
150K
Zomba
$558
101K
Mangochi
$551
53.5K
Mzimba
$551
26.1K
Mulanje
$558
14.8K
Ntcheu
$550
14.6K
Monkey Bay
$556
14.6K