Cologne vs Kinshasa - Cost of Living Comparison

Cologne Kinshasa
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1502
$1085
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3553
$2907
🏠 One person rent
$800
$574
🏘️ Family rent
$1406
$1522
🍽️ Food expenses
$375
$278
🚐 Transport expenses
$205
$147
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2485
$583
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
2 km
🎓 Higher education
91
30
😀 Quality of life
95
28
🏙️ Population
1.08M
11.9M

The cost of living in Cologne is 38% more expensive than in Kinshasa. Cities ranked 2657th and 4329th ($1502 vs $1085) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 13th and 1st in Germany and the DR Congo, respectively. Check Germany vs the DR Congo comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.7 months in Cologne compared to 0.5 months in Kinshasa. Cologne ranked 3rd best city to live in Germany vs Kinshasa ranked 1st in the DR Congo, while ranked 15th and 8700th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Cologne vs Kinshasa

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Cologne Kinshasa
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12
$3.67
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$43.4
$20
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.6
$5.95
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.95
$2.32
 Cappuccino
$2.83
$5.68
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.32
$0.41
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$746
$481
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$597
$382
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1462
$2209
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1077
$1038
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$143
$143
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$221
$222
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$30.1
$28.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.4%
8.26%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6543
$4607
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4352
$2452
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.1
$0.17
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$97.6
$76.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.7
$3.15
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.94
$0.99
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.02
$1.8
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.73
$2.22
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.8
$1.13
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.73
$2.61
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.6
$12.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.02
$4.34
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.5
$8.64
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.68
$3.2
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$1.01
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$1.14
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$0.95
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.07
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
$1.88
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.25
$1.03
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.68
$1.67
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.08
$16.1
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.8
$1.23
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.34
$3.78
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.01
$2.45
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.02
$4.91
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.48
$1.85
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.64
$1.36
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$30
$87.5
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.5
$4.29
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$47.9
$59.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.9
$5.81
👖 Brand Jeans
$87.2
$36.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.9
$44.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$512
$143
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10097
$1990

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Distance City Cost of living
9.2 km or 5.7 mi Hurth
$1222
10 km or 6.4 mi Leverkusen
$1474
10 km or 6.4 mi Frechen
$1221
13 km or 7.9 mi Bruhl
$1161
13 km or 7.9 mi Pulheim
$1219
14 km or 8.4 mi Wesseling
$1214
14 km or 8.5 mi Bergisch Gladbach
$1186
15 km or 9.3 mi Niederkassel
$1217
16 km or 10 mi Rosrath
$1219
18 km or 11 mi Monheim am Rhein
$1220
19 km or 12 mi Dormagen
$1220
19 km or 12 mi Erftstadt
$1218
19 km or 12 mi Langenfeld
$1217
20 km or 12 mi Troisdorf
$1221
20 km or 12 mi Leichlingen
$1219
20 km or 12 mi Kerpen
$1218
21 km or 13 mi Bornheim
$1213
21 km or 13 mi Lohmar
$1215
22 km or 14 mi Bergheim
$1138
23 km or 15 mi Siegburg
$1212
24 km or 15 mi Overath
$1217
25 km or 16 mi Sankt Augustin
$1219
25 km or 16 mi Bonn
$1440
26 km or 16 mi Hilden
$1218
26 km or 16 mi Solingen
$969
27 km or 17 mi Elsdorf
$1214
28 km or 17 mi Wermelskirchen
$1221
28 km or 17 mi Haan
$1215
28 km or 18 mi Bedburg
$1214
29 km or 18 mi Hennef
$1216
31 km or 19 mi Grevenbroich
$1218
31 km or 19 mi Remscheid
$1209
31 km or 20 mi Erkrath
$1221
33 km or 20 mi Konigswinter
$1215
34 km or 21 mi Euskirchen
$1211
34 km or 21 mi Neuss
$1281
34 km or 21 mi Mettmann
$1218
35 km or 21 mi Zulpich
$1221
35 km or 21 mi Meckenheim
$1218
35 km or 22 mi Dusseldorf
$1470

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