Central African Republic vs Laos - Cost of Living Comparison

Central African Republic Laos
🚶 Cost of living one person
$515
$894
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1243
$2330
🏠 One person rent
$229
$447
🏘️ Family rent
$411
$1016
🍽️ Food expenses
$187
$296
🚐 Transport expenses
$46.8
$53.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$292
$311
💸 GDP per capita
$493
$2630
😃 Human freedom index
5.62
5.85
❤️ Life expectancy
53.7
68.2
👮 Corruption perceptions index
24
30
🌐 English speaking %
3%
6%
🎓 Higher education
11
27
😀 Quality of life
8
26
🏙️ Population
4.66M
6.86M

The average cost of living in the Central African Republic ($515) is 42% less expensive than in Laos ($894). the Central African Republic ranked 172nd vs 79th for Laos in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.6 months in the Central African Republic compared to 0.3 months in Laos. Ranked 197th and 168th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in the Central African Republic vs Laos

We calculate prices for the Central African Republic and Laos as a population-weighted mean of 3 and 4 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.

Central African Republic Laos
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.84
$2.94
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$17.7
$26.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.4
$4.99
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.62
$1.12
 Cappuccino
$1.53
$2.16
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.56
$1.05
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$218
$468
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$142
$243
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$455
$1109
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$288
$755
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$35.3
$58.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$53.3
$89
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$36.9
$101
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12.26%
10.05%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1046
$2429
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$584
$481
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.39
$0.69
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$16.8
$5.92
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.5
$10.4
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.96
$1.07
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1
$3.01
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.67
$1.78
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$1.51
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.43
$2.05
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.62
$20.9
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.11
$4.24
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.86
$11.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.02
$4.74
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.07
$1.18
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.31
$2.74
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.85
$2.97
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$2.42
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$2.25
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.34
$0.36
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.17
$1.24
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.83
$14.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.31
$1.01
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.34
$2.01
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.02
$3.55
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.78
$2.92
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.48
$1.46
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.08
$1.17
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$22.1
$33.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.93
$5.02
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$19.1
$20.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.97
$4.37
👖 Brand Jeans
$27.2
$93.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$58
$125
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$86.3
$124
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2751
$4427

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In the Central African Republic

City Cost of living Population
Bangui
$519
889K
Berberati
$481
76.9K
Bria
$481
35.2K

In Laos

City Cost of living Population
Vientiane
$905
948K
Thakhek
$846
85K
Luang Prabang
$801
53.8K
Vang Vieng
$833
25K