Burundi vs Rwanda - Cost of Living Comparison

Burundi Rwanda
🚶 Cost of living one person
$508
$664
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1419
$1701
🏠 One person rent
$181
$325
🏘️ Family rent
$512
$716
🍽️ Food expenses
$236
$234
🚐 Transport expenses
$50.2
$57.4
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$308
$376
💸 GDP per capita
$239
$798
😃 Human freedom index
5.02
6.36
❤️ Life expectancy
61.9
69.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
19
53
🌐 English speaking %
2%
15%
🎓 Higher education
24
20
😀 Quality of life
16
47
🏙️ Population
11.5M
12.2M

The average cost of living in Burundi ($508) is 24% less expensive than in Rwanda ($664). Burundi ranked 174th vs 127th for Rwanda 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 Rwanda. Ranked 189th and 101st best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Burundi vs Rwanda

We calculate prices for Burundi and Rwanda as a population-weighted mean of 8 and 8 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 Rwanda
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.87
$2.31
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$14.8
$30.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$2.37
$7.59
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.76
$0.96
 Cappuccino
$2.04
$2.48
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.44
$0.71
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$299
$343
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$84.2
$236
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$725
$1097
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$385
$515
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$11.6
$30.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$17.7
$47.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$41.8
$37.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12.99%
17.7%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$936
$2989
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7131
$620
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.24
$0.35
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$19.4
$15.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$8.76
$10.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$1.08
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.02
$0.58
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.67
$1.09
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.03
$1.07
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$1.41
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.71
$4.05
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.24
$4.92
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.7
$3.23
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.25
$3.3
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.68
$1.06
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
$1.63
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.27
$0.9
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.65
$0.33
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.15
$0.84
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.54
$0.46
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.35
$1.75
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$16.4
$8.58
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.97
$0.93
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.27
$1.54
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.43
$6.27
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$12
$3.72
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.75
$0.91
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.24
$1.28
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$20.7
$34.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.87
$4.81
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$18.5
$20.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.92
$2.41
👖 Brand Jeans
$16.3
$22.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$35
$34.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$51.6
$125
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$922
$1720

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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 Rwanda

City Cost of living Population
Kigali
$677
1.16M
Gisenyi
$628
137K
Ruhengeri
$600
59.3K
Butare
$578
50.2K
Byumba
$668
34.5K
Cyangugu
$625
27.4K
Nyanza
$584
25.4K
Kibuye
$663
12.3K