Central African Republic vs Rwanda - Cost of Living Comparison

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Central African Republic Rwanda
🚶 Cost of living one person
$489
$657
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1205
$1570
🏠 One person rent
$209
$311
🏘️ Family rent
$394
$529
🍽️ Food expenses
$193
$234
🚐 Transport expenses
$40.3
$71.8
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$347
$284
💸 GDP per capita
$427
$966
😃 Human freedom index
5.34
5.89
❤️ Life expectancy
53.9
66.1
👮 Corruption perceptions index
24
53
🌐 English speaking %
3%
15%
🎓 Higher education
10
16
😀 Quality of life
0
30
🏙️ Population
4.66M
13.2M

The average cost of living in the Central African Republic ($489) is 25% less expensive than in Rwanda ($657). the Central African Republic ranked 186th vs 143rd for Rwanda in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.7 months in the Central African Republic compared to 0.4 months in Rwanda. Ranked 197th and 144th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in the Central African Republic vs Rwanda

We calculate prices for the Central African Republic and Rwanda as a population-weighted mean of 3 and 8 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 Rwanda
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.81
$3.19
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$18.6
$28.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.22
$6.31
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.67
$0.79
 Cappuccino
$1.7
$2.15
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.43
$0.73
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$205
$402
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$129
$224
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$438
$748
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$278
$399
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$35.7
$23.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$54.9
$36.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$29.1
$28.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.31%
17.4%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1387
$4679
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$839
$11710
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.29
$0.56
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$12.2
$20.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$5.42
$11.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.05
$1.25
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.13
$0.8
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.63
$0.95
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1
$1.28
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.44
$1.55
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.49
$4.97
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.02
$5.54
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.49
$3.64
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.32
$3.56
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.13
$1.16
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.63
$2
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$1.03
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
$0.49
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.96
$0.59
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.31
$0.49
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.12
$1.66
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.37
$8.64
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.39
$0.8
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.7
$1.87
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.31
$5.04
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.86
$3
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.56
$0.74
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.2
$1.03
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$20.6
$30.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.03
$3.14
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$13.7
$17
💇 Haircut, simple
$4
$1.94
👖 Brand Jeans
$24.6
$22.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$54.8
$36.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$72.4
$121
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2702
$6406

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In the Central African Republic

City Cost of living Population
Bangui
$493
889K
Berberati
$462
76.9K
Bria
$464
35.2K

In Rwanda

City Cost of living Population
Kigali
$685
1.16M
Gisenyi
$579
137K
Ruhengeri
$582
59.3K
Butare
$462
50.2K
Byumba
$609
34.5K
Cyangugu
$560
27.4K
Nyanza
$547
25.4K
Kibuye
$574
12.3K