Chiang Mai vs Kinshasa - Cost of Living Comparison

Chiang Mai Kinshasa
🚶 Cost of living one person
$539
$1085
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1490
$2907
🏠 One person rent
$249
$574
🏘️ Family rent
$544
$1522
🍽️ Food expenses
$201
$278
🚐 Transport expenses
$25.8
$147
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$442
$583
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
3 km
2 km
🎓 Higher education
49
30
😀 Quality of life
60
28
🏙️ Population
127K
11.9M

The cost of living in Chiang Mai is 50% less expensive than in Kinshasa. Cities ranked 7993rd and 4329th ($539 vs $1085) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 12th and 1st in Thailand and the DR Congo, respectively. Check Thailand vs the DR Congo comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.8 months in Chiang Mai compared to 0.5 months in Kinshasa. Chiang Mai ranked 2nd best city to live in Thailand vs Kinshasa ranked 1st in the DR Congo, while ranked 5180th and 8700th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Chiang Mai vs Kinshasa

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Chiang Mai Kinshasa
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$1.5
$3.67
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.7
$20
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.5
$5.95
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.69
$2.32
 Cappuccino
$1.57
$5.68
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.51
$0.41
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$269
$481
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$176
$382
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$681
$2209
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$418
$1038
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$35.8
$143
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$55.1
$222
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$18.5
$28.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.84%
8.26%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1519
$4607
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$846
$2452
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.84
$0.17
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$27.7
$76.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$5.74
$3.15
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.17
$0.99
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.76
$1.8
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.24
$2.22
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
$1.13
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.45
$2.61
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$15.7
$12.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.79
$4.34
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$13.7
$8.64
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.96
$3.2
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$1.01
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
$1.14
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$0.95
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$1.07
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.9
$1.88
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.29
$1.03
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.21
$1.67
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.7
$16.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.63
$1.23
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.94
$3.78
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.22
$2.45
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.09
$4.91
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.16
$1.85
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.79
$1.36
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$31.1
$87.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.1
$4.29
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$17.1
$59.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.61
$5.81
👖 Brand Jeans
$55.8
$36.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$64.5
$44.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$362
$143
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$8203
$1990

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86 km or 53 mi Pai
$533
153 km or 95 mi Chiang Rai
$498
255 km or 158 mi Hpa-an
$757
258 km or 160 mi Phitsanulok
$420
294 km or 183 mi Mawlamyine
$747
306 km or 190 mi Taunggyi
$755
308 km or 191 mi Bago
$744
317 km or 197 mi Naypyidaw
$790
353 km or 219 mi Luang Prabang
$801
363 km or 226 mi Nakhon Sawan
$479
365 km or 227 mi Vang Vieng
$833
373 km or 232 mi Yangon
$869
392 km or 244 mi Vientiane
$905
404 km or 251 mi Jinghong
$658
426 km or 265 mi Udon Thani
$468
466 km or 289 mi Mandalay
$790
485 km or 301 mi Khon Kaen
$577
489 km or 304 mi Pu'er
$712
503 km or 313 mi Pathein
$787
537 km or 334 mi Nakhon Ratchasima
$580
545 km or 339 mi Monywa
$755
551 km or 342 mi Tha Khlong
$536
561 km or 349 mi Rangsit
$485
564 km or 351 mi Nakhon Pathom
$401
566 km or 352 mi Pak Kret
$532
571 km or 355 mi Nonthaburi
$582
578 km or 359 mi Lincang
$708
584 km or 363 mi Bangkok
$848
597 km or 371 mi Pu Chao Saming Phrai
$535
597 km or 371 mi Lat Luang
$535
634 km or 394 mi Thakhek
$846
641 km or 398 mi Sa Pa
$504
656 km or 407 mi Sittwe
$737
666 km or 414 mi Chaophraya Surasak
$537
667 km or 415 mi Laem Chabang
$534
681 km or 423 mi Pattaya
$584
685 km or 426 mi Nong Prue
$535
699 km or 435 mi Hua Hin
$625
704 km or 438 mi Baoshan
$711
707 km or 439 mi Vinh
$514

Cities near Kinshasa

Distance City Cost of living
8 km or 5 mi Brazzaville
$560
61 km or 38 mi Kinkala
$499
114 km or 71 mi Mbanza-Ngungu
$853
197 km or 122 mi Madingou
$500
225 km or 140 mi Kayes
$500
260 km or 162 mi Gamboma
$499
261 km or 162 mi Matadi
$878
302 km or 188 mi Boma
$861
371 km or 230 mi Cabinda
$953
386 km or 240 mi Pointe-Noire
$536
396 km or 246 mi Kikwit
$865
421 km or 262 mi N'zeto
$1047
460 km or 286 mi Ambriz
$1045
551 km or 343 mi Luanda
$1230
590 km or 366 mi Mbandaka
$906
650 km or 404 mi Tshikapa
$965
809 km or 503 mi Kananga
$964
829 km or 515 mi Port-Gentil
$573
836 km or 520 mi Libreville
$612
914 km or 568 mi Lobito
$1020
924 km or 574 mi Bata
$988
937 km or 582 mi Benguela
$1066
938 km or 583 mi Mbuji-Mayi
$950
939 km or 584 mi Huambo
$1071
948 km or 589 mi Mwene-Ditu
$864
958 km or 595 mi Berberati
$481
971 km or 603 mi Luena
$1047
977 km or 607 mi Gemena
$856
995 km or 618 mi Gandajika
$854
1004 km or 624 mi Yaounde
$723
1033 km or 642 mi Bangui
$519
1075 km or 668 mi Bumba
$853
1085 km or 674 mi Sao Tome
$792
1090 km or 677 mi Trindade
$813
1121 km or 697 mi Douala
$549
1149 km or 714 mi Limbe
$370
1156 km or 718 mi Malabo
$715
1162 km or 722 mi Buea
$346
1187 km or 737 mi Kindu
$861
1191 km or 740 mi Kumba
$451