Cost of Living in Bujumbura | Burundi

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$593
$1435
🛋️ Without rent
$322
$902
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$271
$534
🍽️ Food
$223
$584
🚐 Transport
$55.8
$158
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$225
🏙️ Population
659k

The average cost of living in Bujumbura is $593, which is in the top 24% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 6997th out of 9294 in our global list and 1st out of 8 in Burundi.

The median after-tax salary is $225, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.4 months. Ranked 9125th (TOP 99%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 1st best city to live in Burundi. With an estimated population of 659k, Bujumbura is the 1st largest city in Burundi.

Why living in Bujumbura costs 2.6 times more than the average salary? Because we have a developed country lifestyle as a reference and in some least developed countries maintaining such a standard of living is hard and expensive. Thus, living costs in Bujumbura for locals and expats differ significantly.

✈️ Closest airport8 kmBujumbura International Airport
😷 Air qualityModerate26.8 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank9827University of Burundi
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Prices in Bujumbura

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.95
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$10.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$1.49
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.02
☕ Cappuccino
$2.25
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.65

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$440
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$139
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$708
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$391
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$13.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$21.1
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$58
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
8.98%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$9173
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5304

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.19
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$15
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$10.1
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.09

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.02
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.85
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.73
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.85
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.52
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.23
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.84
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.2
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.78
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.13
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.75
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.79
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.29
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$14
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.84
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.48
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.5
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$13
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$5.2
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$5.26

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$19.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.02
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$9.99
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.19
👖 Brand Jeans
$12
👟 Brand Sneakers
$61.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$56.3
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1010