Cologne vs Lubumbashi - Cost of Living Comparison

Cologne Lubumbashi
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1502
$1009
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3553
$2666
🏠 One person rent
$800
$491
🏘️ Family rent
$1406
$1282
🍽️ Food expenses
$375
$306
🚐 Transport expenses
$205
$134
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2485
$320
😷 Air quality
Excellent
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
15 km
12 km
🎓 Higher education
91
13
😀 Quality of life
95
15
🏙️ Population
1.08M
1.79M

The cost of living in Cologne is 49% more expensive than in Lubumbashi. Cities ranked 2657th and 5346th ($1502 vs $1009) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 13th and 2nd 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 0.3 months in Lubumbashi. Cologne ranked 3rd best city to live in Germany vs Lubumbashi ranked 2nd in the DR Congo, while ranked 15th and 9088th among best cities to live in the world.

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Cologne Lubumbashi
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12
$13.2
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$43.4
$22.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$8.6
$5.94
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$3.95
$1.4
 Cappuccino
$2.83
$2.76
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.32
$1.39
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$746
$289
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$597
$238
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1462
$1123
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1077
$897
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$143
$188
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$221
$285
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$30.1
$55
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.4%
11.79%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$6543
$1350
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4352
$749
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$3.1
$0.24
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$97.6
$90.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$20.7
$6.25
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.94
$0.79
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.02
$1.73
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.73
$0.77
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.8
$0.78
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.73
$2.23
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.6
$10.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.02
$4.7
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.5
$6.24
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.68
$2.01
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$0.99
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$1.02
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.45
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.53
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
$2
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.25
$1.32
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.68
$1.38
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.08
$12
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.8
$1.19
🚬 Cigarette pack
$7.34
$2
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.01
$3.01
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.02
$3.66
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.48
$2.3
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.64
$1.13
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$30
$93
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$11.5
$3.14
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$47.9
$43.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$16.9
$4.8
👖 Brand Jeans
$87.2
$45.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$89.9
$44.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$512
$87
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$10097
$1454

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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 Lubumbashi

Distance City Cost of living
107 km or 67 mi Chingola
$1117
110 km or 68 mi Likasi
$890
131 km or 82 mi Mufulira
$1724
152 km or 94 mi Kitwe
$1228
165 km or 102 mi Mansa
$1151
193 km or 120 mi Ndola
$1233
242 km or 150 mi Kolwezi
$906
289 km or 180 mi Kapiri Mposhi
$1168
426 km or 265 mi Lusaka
$732
437 km or 272 mi Kasama
$1156
575 km or 357 mi Choma
$1136
668 km or 415 mi Kalemie
$859
668 km or 415 mi Gandajika
$854
668 km or 415 mi Mzimba
$551
680 km or 423 mi Mwene-Ditu
$864
697 km or 433 mi Chinhoyi
$752
708 km or 440 mi Livingstone
$1152
717 km or 445 mi Mzuzu
$546
724 km or 450 mi Mbeya
$624
732 km or 455 mi Lilongwe
$579
749 km or 465 mi Mbuji-Mayi
$950
786 km or 489 mi Harare
$882
788 km or 490 mi Kadoma
$677
802 km or 498 mi Chitungwiza
$784
822 km or 510 mi Luena
$1047
829 km or 515 mi Tete
$989
845 km or 525 mi Kananga
$964
847 km or 526 mi Marondera
$714
850 km or 528 mi Kwekwe
$763
851 km or 529 mi Monkey Bay
$556
856 km or 532 mi Ntcheu
$550
877 km or 545 mi Makamba
$481
901 km or 560 mi Mangochi
$551
902 km or 561 mi Gweru
$754
906 km or 563 mi Rutana
$482
935 km or 581 mi Blantyre
$542
936 km or 581 mi Tshikapa
$965
937 km or 583 mi Uvira
$911
945 km or 587 mi Bujumbura
$513
946 km or 588 mi Zomba
$558