China vs DR Congo - Cost of Living Comparison

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China DR Congo
🚶 Cost of living one person
$693
$955
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1908
$2540
🏠 One person rent
$295
$473
🏘️ Family rent
$537
$1213
🍽️ Food expenses
$243
$304
🚐 Transport expenses
$73.6
$114
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$835
$891
💸 GDP per capita
$12720
$654
😃 Human freedom index
5.15
5.48
❤️ Life expectancy
78.2
59.2
👮 Corruption perceptions index
42
20
🌐 English speaking %
0.7%
1%
🎓 Higher education
90
42
😀 Quality of life
50
16
🏙️ Population
1.44B
86.8M

The average cost of living in China ($693) is 27% less expensive than in the DR Congo ($955). China ranked 134th vs 88th for the DR Congo in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.2 months in China compared to 0.9 months in the DR Congo. Ranked 82nd and 178th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in China vs the DR Congo

We calculate prices for China and the DR Congo as a population-weighted mean of 544 and 25 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.

China DR Congo
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.78
$7.95
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22.1
$44.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.06
$4.75
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.44
$2.05
 Cappuccino
$3.39
$4.62
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.49
$1.32
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$337
$637
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$223
$235
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$647
$1489
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$423
$856
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$36
$136
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$55.4
$208
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$13.1
$22.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
4.74%
13.52%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5416
$8930
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2836
$608
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.37
$0.6
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$22.1
$66.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.18
$4.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.16
$1
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.9
$1.1
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.53
$1.45
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.45
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.74
$2.31
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.5
$6.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.8
$3.55
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12
$8.61
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.7
$2.88
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
$1.36
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.57
$2.8
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.23
$1.43
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.82
$1.26
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.93
$1.83
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.4
$1.15
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.21
$1.44
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.9
$9.86
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.83
$1.4
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.31
$3.92
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.88
$3.02
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.62
$2.94
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.47
$1.23
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.66
$0.83
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$39
$53.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.04
$3.05
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$34.2
$34.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.54
$4.17
👖 Brand Jeans
$55.1
$24
👟 Brand Sneakers
$77.4
$58.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$447
$101
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$16378
$3545

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In China

City Cost of living Population
Beijing
$1071
21.9M
Shanghai
$1202
24.9M
Hong Kong
$2638
7.41M
Shenzhen
$959
17.5M
Chongqing
$760
32.1M
Guangzhou
$759
18.7M
Chengdu
$653
20.9M
Tianjin
$730
13.9M
Xi'an
$609
13M
Hangzhou
$829
11.9M
Suzhou
$1114
12.7M
Baoding
$501
11.5M
Wuhan
$653
12.3M
Wuxi
$672
7.46M
Foshan
$580
9.5M
Quanzhou
$848
8.78M
Hefei
$717
9.37M
Nanjing
$749
9.31M
Bijie
$619
6.9M
Dongguan
$600
10.5M
Ganzhou
$831
8.97M
Changchun
$622
9.07M
Nantong
$659
7.73M
Jieyang
$726
6.09M
Qingdao
$662
10.1M
Changsha
$540
10M
Guiyang
$574
5.99M
Yantai
$762
7.1M
Zhengzhou
$545
12.6M
Kunming
$621
8.46M

In the DR Congo

City Cost of living Population
Kinshasa
$1029
11.9M
Mbuji-Mayi
$963
2.89M
Lubumbashi
$1031
1.79M
Kananga
$938
1.97M
Mbandaka
$827
1.19M
Kisangani
$864
936K
Kolwezi
$967
573K
Tshikapa
$895
732K
Likasi
$958
423K
Bukavu
$737
871K
Uvira
$776
590K
Matadi
$830
306K
Bunia
$747
328K
Mwene-Ditu
$833
196K
Kikwit
$835
187K
Isiro
$812
183K
Beni
$748
232K
Boma
$812
163K
Butembo
$747
218K
Gandajika
$825
146K
Gemena
$768
139K
Kindu
$744
172K
Kalemie
$747
147K
Bumba
$805
103K
Mbanza-Ngungu
$808
100K