Burundi vs Laos - Cost of Living Comparison

Burundi Laos
🚶 Cost of living one person
$508
$894
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1419
$2330
🏠 One person rent
$181
$447
🏘️ Family rent
$512
$1016
🍽️ Food expenses
$236
$296
🚐 Transport expenses
$50.2
$53.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$308
$311
💸 GDP per capita
$239
$2630
😃 Human freedom index
5.02
5.85
❤️ Life expectancy
61.9
68.2
👮 Corruption perceptions index
19
30
🌐 English speaking %
2%
6%
🎓 Higher education
24
27
😀 Quality of life
16
26
🏙️ Population
11.5M
6.86M

The average cost of living in Burundi ($508) is 43% less expensive than in Laos ($894). Burundi ranked 174th vs 79th for Laos 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 0.3 months in Laos. Ranked 189th and 168th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Burundi vs Laos

We calculate prices for Burundi and Laos as a population-weighted mean of 8 and 4 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 Laos
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.87
$2.94
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$14.8
$26.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$2.37
$4.99
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.76
$1.12
 Cappuccino
$2.04
$2.16
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.44
$1.05
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$299
$468
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$84.2
$243
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$725
$1109
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$385
$755
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$11.6
$58.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$17.7
$89
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$41.8
$101
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12.99%
10.05%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$936
$2429
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7131
$481
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.24
$0.69
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$19.4
$5.92
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$8.76
$10.4
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$1.07
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.02
$3.01
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.67
$1.78
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.03
$1.51
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$2.05
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.71
$20.9
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.24
$4.24
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.7
$11.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.25
$4.74
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.68
$1.18
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
$2.74
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.27
$2.97
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.65
$2.42
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.15
$2.25
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.54
$0.36
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.35
$1.24
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$16.4
$14.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.97
$1.01
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.27
$2.01
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.43
$3.55
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$12
$2.92
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.75
$1.46
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.24
$1.17
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$20.7
$33.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.87
$5.02
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$18.5
$20.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.92
$4.37
👖 Brand Jeans
$16.3
$93.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$35
$125
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$51.6
$124
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$922
$4427

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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 Laos

City Cost of living Population
Vientiane
$905
948K
Thakhek
$846
85K
Luang Prabang
$801
53.8K
Vang Vieng
$833
25K