Cape Verde vs Nicaragua - Cost of Living Comparison

Cape Verde Nicaragua
🚶 Cost of living one person
$695
$625
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1533
$1543
🏠 One person rent
$336
$264
🏘️ Family rent
$499
$472
🍽️ Food expenses
$260
$248
🚐 Transport expenses
$38.3
$48.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$320
$391
💸 GDP per capita
$3064
$1905
😃 Human freedom index
8.26
6.24
❤️ Life expectancy
73.2
74.7
👮 Corruption perceptions index
58
20
🌐 English speaking %
8%
1%
🎓 Higher education
31
32
😀 Quality of life
38
37
🏙️ Population
556K
5.14M

The average cost of living in Cape Verde ($695) is 11% more expensive than in Nicaragua ($625). Cape Verde ranked 121st vs 137th for Nicaragua in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.5 months in Cape Verde compared to 0.6 months in Nicaragua. Ranked 130th and 133rd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Cape Verde vs Nicaragua

We calculate prices for Cape Verde and Nicaragua as a population-weighted mean of 3 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.

Cape Verde Nicaragua
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.66
$4.47
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$31.2
$26.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.04
$5.4
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.74
$1.19
 Cappuccino
$1.35
$2.03
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.05
$0.73
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$285
$203
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$197
$163
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$393
$436
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$322
$340
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$75.2
$35.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$116
$54.9
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$46.3
$57.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
19.95%
13.38%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$967
$1012
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$707
$616
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.67
$0.3
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$23.7
$16.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$12.5
$9.48
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.41
$1.23
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.94
$0.94
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.89
$1.16
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.82
$1.01
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.22
$1.8
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.86
$3.12
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.2
$4.85
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.73
$7.08
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.32
$3.76
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.91
$1.37
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$2.01
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$1.39
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.26
$1.36
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.4
$1.4
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.83
$0.5
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.95
$1.07
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.87
$9.55
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.27
$1.19
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.6
$2.85
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.8
$3.87
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$7.1
$3.89
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.01
$2.26
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.56
$1.47
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$22.3
$25.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.06
$4.67
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$23.9
$22.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.44
$6.33
👖 Brand Jeans
$36.3
$43.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$68.7
$65.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$74.1
$137
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3304
$4476

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Esteli
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