Burundi vs Ghana - Cost of Living Comparison

Burundi Ghana
🚶 Cost of living one person
$508
$581
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1419
$1626
🏠 One person rent
$181
$223
🏘️ Family rent
$512
$593
🍽️ Food expenses
$236
$245
🚐 Transport expenses
$50.2
$73.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$308
$347
💸 GDP per capita
$239
$2206
😃 Human freedom index
5.02
7.49
❤️ Life expectancy
61.9
64.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
19
43
🌐 English speaking %
2%
66.7%
🎓 Higher education
24
67
😀 Quality of life
16
45
🏙️ Population
11.5M
26.9M

The average cost of living in Burundi ($508) is 13% less expensive than in Ghana ($581). Burundi ranked 174th vs 149th for Ghana 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 Burundi compared to 0.6 months in Ghana. Ranked 189th and 112th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Burundi vs Ghana

We calculate prices for Burundi and Ghana as a population-weighted mean of 8 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.

Burundi Ghana
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.87
$4.92
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$14.8
$22
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$2.37
$6.73
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.76
$0.89
 Cappuccino
$2.04
$1.35
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.44
$0.67
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$299
$390
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$84.2
$91.9
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$725
$1160
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$385
$340
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$11.6
$31.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$17.7
$48.9
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$41.8
$39.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12.99%
19.59%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$936
$698
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7131
$5292
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.24
$0.44
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$19.4
$25.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$8.76
$7.76
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$0.85
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.02
$1.66
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.67
$0.86
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.03
$1.52
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$1.62
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.71
$9.61
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.24
$4.01
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.7
$3.17
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.25
$2.27
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.68
$1.53
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
$1.47
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.27
$1.88
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.65
$1.88
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.15
$1.67
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.54
$0.52
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.35
$2.04
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$16.4
$4.93
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.97
$0.99
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.27
$1.41
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.43
$5.73
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$12
$3.08
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.75
$0.72
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.24
$0.76
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$20.7
$24.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.87
$4.78
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$18.5
$18.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.92
$3.02
👖 Brand Jeans
$16.3
$13.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$35
$30
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$51.6
$85.6
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$922
$3447

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Burundi

City Cost of living Population
Bujumbura
$513
659K
Gitega
$473
41.9K
Ngozi
$481
39.9K
Bubanza
$482
20K
Muyinga
$481
9.61K
Makamba
$481
9.4K
Ruyigi
$481
7.14K
Rutana
$482
5.87K

In Ghana

City Cost of living Population
Kumasi
$555
3.35M
Accra
$671
2.29M
Sekondi-Takoradi
$536
540K
Tema
$524
162K
Ashaiman
$485
229K
Obuasi
$571
180K
Tamale
$508
467K
Koforidua
$462
127K
Hohoe
$538
56.2K
Ho
$446
83.7K