Central African Republic vs Malawi - Cost of Living Comparison

Central African Republic Malawi
🚶 Cost of living one person
$515
$553
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1243
$1414
🏠 One person rent
$229
$251
🏘️ Family rent
$411
$457
🍽️ Food expenses
$187
$187
🚐 Transport expenses
$46.8
$61
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$292
$576
💸 GDP per capita
$493
$637
😃 Human freedom index
5.62
6.99
❤️ Life expectancy
53.7
64.7
👮 Corruption perceptions index
24
35
🌐 English speaking %
3%
3.9%
🎓 Higher education
11
42
😀 Quality of life
8
31
🏙️ Population
4.66M
18.6M

The average cost of living in the Central African Republic ($515) is 7% less expensive than in Malawi ($553). the Central African Republic ranked 172nd vs 156th for Malawi 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 1 months in Malawi. Ranked 197th and 156th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in the Central African Republic vs Malawi

We calculate prices for the Central African Republic and Malawi as a population-weighted mean of 3 and 9 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 Malawi
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.84
$3.17
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$17.7
$22.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.4
$4.3
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.62
$0.87
 Cappuccino
$1.53
$1.71
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.56
$0.59
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$218
$290
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$142
$153
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$455
$529
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$288
$331
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$35.3
$30.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$53.3
$46.6
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$36.9
$40.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12.26%
21.1%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1046
$17681
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$584
$1030
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.39
$0.49
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$16.8
$30
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.5
$5.72
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.96
$0.89
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1
$0.77
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.67
$0.48
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$0.64
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.43
$1.07
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.62
$11.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.11
$3.15
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.86
$3.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.02
$1.94
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.07
$1.28
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.31
$2.24
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.85
$1.18
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$0.81
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$1.26
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.34
$0.34
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.17
$1.14
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.83
$6.49
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.31
$0.75
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.34
$2.23
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.02
$2.63
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.78
$1.82
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.48
$1.12
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.08
$0.95
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$22.1
$22.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.93
$3.11
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$19.1
$20.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.97
$4.17
👖 Brand Jeans
$27.2
$39.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$58
$54.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$86.3
$244
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2751
$7348

Cities Comparison in the Central African Republic vs Malawi

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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 Malawi

City Cost of living Population
Blantyre
$542
1.9M
Lilongwe
$579
782K
Mzuzu
$546
150K
Zomba
$558
101K
Mangochi
$551
53.5K
Mzimba
$551
26.1K
Mulanje
$558
14.8K
Ntcheu
$550
14.6K
Monkey Bay
$556
14.6K