Cameroon vs China - Cost of Living Comparison

Cameroon China
🚶 Cost of living one person
$560
$758
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1455
$1960
🏠 One person rent
$225
$342
🏘️ Family rent
$462
$568
🍽️ Food expenses
$227
$254
🚐 Transport expenses
$44.2
$75.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$247
$882
💸 GDP per capita
$1537
$10435
😃 Human freedom index
5.63
5.57
❤️ Life expectancy
59.6
77.1
👮 Corruption perceptions index
27
45
🌐 English speaking %
38%
0.7%
🎓 Higher education
43
89
😀 Quality of life
27
50
🏙️ Population
24.1M
1.44B

The average cost of living in Cameroon ($560) is 26% less expensive than in China ($758). Cameroon ranked 154th vs 108th for China in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.4 months in Cameroon compared to 1.2 months in China. Ranked 167th and 90th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Cameroon vs China

We calculate prices for Cameroon and China as a population-weighted mean of 10 and 544 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.

Cameroon China
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.54
$4.19
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$21.6
$22.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.29
$5.13
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.14
$1.77
 Cappuccino
$1.47
$3.7
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.81
$0.52
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$203
$386
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$113
$266
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$522
$690
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$297
$448
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$49
$36.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$74.9
$56.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$45.1
$14.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.73%
5.42%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1039
$4854
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$293
$3020
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.37
$0.4
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$13.6
$20.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$3.49
$4.83
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.99
$1.19
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.88
$1.89
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.57
$1.54
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.01
$1.1
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.73
$1.86
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.4
$13.3
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.36
$4.11
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.83
$11.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.17
$1.78
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
$1.36
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.07
$1.67
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.15
$1.29
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.49
$0.85
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$0.92
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.46
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.02
$1.31
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.79
$12.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.94
$0.87
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.08
$3.24
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.14
$5.31
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.81
$4.59
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.69
$1.54
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.67
$1.67
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$32.4
$35.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.98
$6.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$19.1
$36.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.88
$5.79
👖 Brand Jeans
$34.1
$59.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$52.1
$84.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$191
$397
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1615
$14282

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Cities Comparison in Cameroon vs China

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Cameroon

City Cost of living Population
Yaounde
$723
2.44M
Douala
$549
2.45M
Garoua
$459
1.75M
Bafoussam
$488
600K
Bamenda
$387
270K
Maroua
$453
201K
Ngaoundere
$426
190K
Kumba
$451
144K
Buea
$346
131K
Limbe
$370
84.2K

In China

City Cost of living Population
Shanghai
$1413
24.9M
Beijing
$1281
21.9M
Shenzhen
$1134
17.5M
Guangzhou
$995
18.7M
Hong Kong
$2822
7.5M
Chengdu
$752
20.9M
Hangzhou
$882
11.9M
Xi'an
$583
13M
Wuhan
$639
12.3M
Nantong
$1047
7.73M
Suzhou
$921
12.7M
Tianjin
$778
13.9M
Changchun
$634
9.07M
Ningbo
$809
9.4M
Nanjing
$817
9.31M
Shijiazhuang
$576
10.6M
Foshan
$641
9.5M
Qingdao
$663
10.1M
Nanyang
$755
9.71M
Wenzhou
$968
9.57M
Dongguan
$787
10.5M
Handan
$796
9.41M
Weifang
$773
9.39M
Jieyang
$747
6.09M
Shantou
$1051
5.5M
Hefei
$676
9.37M
Zhoukou
$791
9.03M
Ganzhou
$792
8.97M
Quanzhou
$757
8.78M
Heze
$1436
8.8M