Cost of Living in Bangui | Central African Republic

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$745
$1853
🛋️ Without rent
$465
$1291
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$280
$562
🍽️ Food
$342
$878
🚐 Transport
$64.8
$172
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$271
🏙️ Population
734k

The average cost of living in Bangui is $745, which is in the top 34% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 6068th out of 9294 in our global list and 1st out of 3 in the Central African Republic.

The median after-tax salary is $271, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.4 months. Ranked 9289th (TOP 100%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 1st best city to live in the Central African Republic. With an estimated population of 734k, Bangui is the 1st largest city in the Central African Republic.

Why living in Bangui costs 2.7 times more than the average salary? Because we have a developed country lifestyle as a reference and in some least developed countries maintaining such a standard of living is hard and expensive. Thus, living costs in Bangui for locals and expats differ significantly.

✈️ Closest airport6 kmBangui M'Poko International Airport
😷 Air qualityModerate23.3 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank11152University of Bangui
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Prices in Bangui

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$10.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$15.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.64
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.42
☕ Cappuccino
$4.32
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.95

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$215
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$138
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$415
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$414
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$40.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$62.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$85.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12.99%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1102
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$550

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.3
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$34.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.01
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.54

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.08
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.95
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.29
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.91
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.3
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.81
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.15
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.48
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.56
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.43
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$3.47
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$16.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.46
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.59
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.48
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.97
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.55
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.25

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$24.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.05
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$25.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.73
👖 Brand Jeans
$33.3
👟 Brand Sneakers
$61.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$90.7
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3058

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