Cape Town vs Kinshasa - Cost of Living Comparison

Cape Town Kinshasa
🚶 Cost of living one person
$904
$1085
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2131
$2907
🏠 One person rent
$524
$574
🏘️ Family rent
$983
$1522
🍽️ Food expenses
$245
$278
🚐 Transport expenses
$54
$147
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1340
$583
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
7 km
2 km
🎓 Higher education
56
30
😀 Quality of life
61
28
🏙️ Population
434K
11.9M

The cost of living in Cape Town is 17% less expensive than in Kinshasa. Cities ranked 5702nd and 4329th ($904 vs $1085) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 4th and 1st in South Africa and the DR Congo, respectively. Check South Africa vs the DR Congo comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.5 months in Cape Town compared to 0.5 months in Kinshasa. Cape Town ranked 2nd best city to live in South Africa vs Kinshasa ranked 1st in the DR Congo, while ranked 4995th and 8700th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cape Town vs Kinshasa

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Cape Town Kinshasa
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.25
$3.67
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$30
$20
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.04
$5.95
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.12
$2.32
 Cappuccino
$1.81
$5.68
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.92
$0.41
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$586
$481
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$397
$382
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1213
$2209
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$785
$1038
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$42.6
$143
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$65.1
$222
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$46.7
$28.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
8.14%
8.26%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2104
$4607
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1443
$2452
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.21
$0.17
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$30.7
$76.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.84
$3.15
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.3
$0.99
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.92
$1.8
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.91
$2.22
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.11
$1.13
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.3
$2.61
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.12
$12.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.58
$4.34
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.83
$8.64
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.46
$3.2
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$1.01
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.4
$1.14
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.39
$0.95
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
$1.07
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.88
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.62
$1.03
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.32
$1.67
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$4.99
$16.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.53
$1.23
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.88
$3.78
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.43
$2.45
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.32
$4.91
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.56
$1.85
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.18
$1.36
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$35.6
$87.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.04
$4.29
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$24.2
$59.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$8.86
$5.81
👖 Brand Jeans
$48.4
$36.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.4
$44.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$213
$143
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4730
$1990

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Distance City Cost of living
54 km or 33 mi Paarl
$883
99 km or 62 mi Worcester
$593
371 km or 231 mi George
$689
644 km or 400 mi Uitenhage
$579
662 km or 411 mi Port Elizabeth
$905
664 km or 413 mi Upington
$815
754 km or 468 mi Makhanda
$766
821 km or 510 mi Komani
$761
833 km or 518 mi Kimberley
$785
845 km or 525 mi Bhisho
$783
882 km or 548 mi East London
$800
912 km or 567 mi Bloemfontein
$696
950 km or 590 mi Mafeteng
$579
999 km or 621 mi Maseru
$593
1002 km or 622 mi Mthatha
$760
1029 km or 639 mi Teyateyaneng
$579
1030 km or 640 mi Welkom
$708
1034 km or 643 mi Mariental
$804
1092 km or 679 mi Butha-Buthe
$579
1092 km or 679 mi Kroonstad
$770
1113 km or 692 mi Klerksdorp
$629
1135 km or 705 mi Mmabatho
$762
1155 km or 718 mi Potchefstroom
$639
1187 km or 737 mi Rehoboth
$806
1194 km or 742 mi Lobatse
$615
1198 km or 745 mi Kanye
$641
1208 km or 751 mi Vanderbijlpark
$852
1217 km or 756 mi Vereeniging
$728
1231 km or 765 mi Pietermaritzburg
$685
1244 km or 773 mi Soweto
$897
1250 km or 777 mi Rustenburg
$881
1260 km or 783 mi Gaborone
$668
1261 km or 783 mi Molepolole
$616
1261 km or 784 mi Johannesburg
$935
1267 km or 788 mi Randburg
$776
1269 km or 789 mi Windhoek
$841
1270 km or 789 mi Sandton
$907
1271 km or 790 mi Durban
$827
1277 km or 794 mi Gobabis
$801
1279 km or 795 mi Walvis Bay
$743

Cities near Kinshasa

Distance City Cost of living
8 km or 5 mi Brazzaville
$560
61 km or 38 mi Kinkala
$499
114 km or 71 mi Mbanza-Ngungu
$853
197 km or 122 mi Madingou
$500
225 km or 140 mi Kayes
$500
260 km or 162 mi Gamboma
$499
261 km or 162 mi Matadi
$878
302 km or 188 mi Boma
$861
371 km or 230 mi Cabinda
$953
386 km or 240 mi Pointe-Noire
$536
396 km or 246 mi Kikwit
$865
421 km or 262 mi N'zeto
$1047
460 km or 286 mi Ambriz
$1045
551 km or 343 mi Luanda
$1230
590 km or 366 mi Mbandaka
$906
650 km or 404 mi Tshikapa
$965
809 km or 503 mi Kananga
$964
829 km or 515 mi Port-Gentil
$573
836 km or 520 mi Libreville
$612
914 km or 568 mi Lobito
$1020
924 km or 574 mi Bata
$988
937 km or 582 mi Benguela
$1066
938 km or 583 mi Mbuji-Mayi
$950
939 km or 584 mi Huambo
$1071
948 km or 589 mi Mwene-Ditu
$864
958 km or 595 mi Berberati
$481
971 km or 603 mi Luena
$1047
977 km or 607 mi Gemena
$856
995 km or 618 mi Gandajika
$854
1004 km or 624 mi Yaounde
$723
1033 km or 642 mi Bangui
$519
1075 km or 668 mi Bumba
$853
1085 km or 674 mi Sao Tome
$792
1090 km or 677 mi Trindade
$813
1121 km or 697 mi Douala
$549
1149 km or 714 mi Limbe
$370
1156 km or 718 mi Malabo
$715
1162 km or 722 mi Buea
$346
1187 km or 737 mi Kindu
$861
1191 km or 740 mi Kumba
$451