Cameroon vs Papua New Guinea - Cost of Living Comparison

Cameroon Papua New Guinea
🚶 Cost of living one person
$560
$524
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1455
$1274
🏠 One person rent
$225
$234
🏘️ Family rent
$462
$414
🍽️ Food expenses
$227
$201
🚐 Transport expenses
$44.2
$32.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$247
$353
💸 GDP per capita
$1537
$2757
😃 Human freedom index
5.63
7.17
❤️ Life expectancy
59.6
64.7
👮 Corruption perceptions index
27
31
🌐 English speaking %
38%
49.8%
🎓 Higher education
43
39
😀 Quality of life
27
47
🏙️ Population
24.1M
8.94M

The average cost of living in Cameroon ($560) is 7% more expensive than in Papua New Guinea ($524). Cameroon ranked 154th vs 166th for Papua New Guinea 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 0.7 months in Papua New Guinea. Ranked 167th and 104th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Cameroon vs Papua New Guinea

We calculate prices for Cameroon and Papua New Guinea as a population-weighted mean of 10 and 2 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 Papua New Guinea
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.54
$3.63
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$21.6
$19.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.29
$4.64
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.14
$1.66
 Cappuccino
$1.47
$1.64
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.81
$0.66
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$203
$226
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$113
$149
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$522
$447
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$297
$293
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$49
$37.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$74.9
$57.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$45.1
$32.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.73%
11.84%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1039
$1046
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$293
$645
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.37
$0.45
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$13.6
$18.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$3.49
$6.94
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.99
$0.97
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.88
$1.03
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.57
$0.74
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.01
$1.06
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.73
$1.49
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.4
$6.19
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.36
$4.15
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.83
$6.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.17
$1.93
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
$1.12
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.07
$1.31
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.15
$1.07
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.49
$0.89
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$0.89
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
$0.37
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.02
$1.25
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$5.79
$7.05
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.94
$1.3
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.08
$2.49
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.14
$3.64
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.81
$2.86
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.69
$1.45
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.67
$1.17
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$32.4
$23.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.98
$4.04
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$19.1
$20.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.88
$4.36
👖 Brand Jeans
$34.1
$33.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$52.1
$63.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$191
$118
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1615
$3323

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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 Papua New Guinea

City Cost of living Population
Port Moresby
$528
317K
Lae
$514
101K