Burundi vs Zimbabwe - Cost of Living Comparison

Burundi Zimbabwe
🚶 Cost of living one person
$508
$831
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1419
$2210
🏠 One person rent
$181
$335
🏘️ Family rent
$512
$681
🍽️ Food expenses
$236
$320
🚐 Transport expenses
$50.2
$110
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$308
$287
💸 GDP per capita
$239
$1215
😃 Human freedom index
5.02
5.6
❤️ Life expectancy
61.9
61.7
👮 Corruption perceptions index
19
23
🌐 English speaking %
2%
82.1%
🎓 Higher education
24
50
😀 Quality of life
16
36
🏙️ Population
11.5M
16.5M

The average cost of living in Burundi ($508) is 39% less expensive than in Zimbabwe ($831). Burundi ranked 174th vs 96th for Zimbabwe 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 Zimbabwe. Ranked 189th and 135th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Burundi vs Zimbabwe

We calculate prices for Burundi and Zimbabwe 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 Zimbabwe
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.87
$8.07
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$14.8
$36.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$2.37
$6.15
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.76
$1.23
 Cappuccino
$2.04
$2.38
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.44
$0.77
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$299
$232
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$84.2
$193
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$725
$618
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$385
$500
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$11.6
$42.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$17.7
$65.6
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$41.8
$91.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12.99%
14.12%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$936
$1111
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$7131
$1218
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.24
$0.74
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$19.4
$30.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$8.76
$16.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.11
$1.42
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.02
$1.61
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.67
$0.98
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.03
$1.62
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.76
$1.93
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.71
$9.07
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.24
$5.74
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.7
$6.48
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.25
$3.05
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.68
$1.68
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
$2.14
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.27
$1.52
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.65
$1.64
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.15
$1.39
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.54
$0.75
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.35
$2.3
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$16.4
$7.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.97
$1.21
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.27
$2.26
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.43
$8.34
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$12
$7.19
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$3.75
$2.85
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$3.24
$1.17
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$20.7
$33.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.87
$7.17
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$18.5
$33.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.92
$7.22
👖 Brand Jeans
$16.3
$22.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$35
$45.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$51.6
$264
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$922
$8508

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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 Zimbabwe

City Cost of living Population
Harare
$882
2.15M
Bulawayo
$775
653K
Chitungwiza
$784
365K
Mutare
$760
188K
Gweru
$754
141K
Kwekwe
$763
93.1K
Kadoma
$677
91.6K
Masvingo
$825
72.5K
Chinhoyi
$752
56.8K
Marondera
$714
52.3K