Colombia vs Congo - Cost of Living Comparison

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Colombia Congo
🚶 Cost of living one person
$735
$554
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1826
$1391
🏠 One person rent
$309
$234
🏘️ Family rent
$535
$445
🍽️ Food expenses
$252
$207
🚐 Transport expenses
$100
$58
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$377
$404
💸 GDP per capita
$6624
$2649
😃 Human freedom index
6.54
5.41
❤️ Life expectancy
72.8
63.5
👮 Corruption perceptions index
40
22
🌐 English speaking %
4.2%
0%
🎓 Higher education
77
21
😀 Quality of life
37
20
🏙️ Population
49.1M
5.26M

The average cost of living in Colombia ($735) is 33% more expensive than in the Congo ($554). Colombia ranked 127th vs 164th for the Congo in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.5 months in Colombia compared to 0.7 months in the Congo. Ranked 132nd and 169th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Colombia vs the Congo

We calculate prices for Colombia and the Congo as a population-weighted mean of 50 and 6 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.

Colombia Congo
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.97
$3.47
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22.7
$20.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.7
$4.63
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.24
$1.83
 Cappuccino
$1.78
$1.82
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.82
$0.59
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$309
$235
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$213
$151
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$559
$506
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$397
$322
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$53.4
$39.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$81.9
$60.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$23.7
$26.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
13.93%
11.19%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1313
$1480
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1235
$860
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.7
$0.41
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$32.9
$16.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$13.6
$6.49
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.92
$1.06
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.14
$1.11
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.24
$0.74
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.11
$1.06
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.25
$1.58
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.17
$6.85
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.2
$4.17
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.84
$6.79
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.44
$2.11
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.08
$1.17
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.29
$1.5
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.19
$1.03
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.09
$0.85
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$0.93
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.52
$0.34
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.59
$1.26
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.4
$7.71
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.02
$1.43
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.27
$2.76
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.61
$3.73
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.74
$3.06
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.05
$1.52
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.39
$1.25
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$23
$22.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.21
$4.38
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$26.1
$18.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$6.12
$4.5
👖 Brand Jeans
$52.4
$31.2
👟 Brand Sneakers
$85.1
$62.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$216
$123
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5704
$3691

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Colombia

City Cost of living Population
Bogota
$883
7.74M
Cali
$720
2.47M
Medellin
$867
2.53M
Cartagena
$877
1.04M
Barranquilla
$780
1.27M
Soacha
$724
660K
Villavicencio
$530
664K
Cucuta
$708
750K
Manizales
$727
434K
Pereira
$639
591K
Bucaramanga
$649
581K
Santa Marta
$705
516K
Monteria
$633
505K
Bello
$778
372K
Buenaventura
$552
424K
Envigado
$812
229K
Soledad
$851
456K
Tunja
$511
410K
Palmira
$648
349K
Ibague
$525
541K
Valledupar
$519
544K
Neiva
$507
353K
Pasto
$511
308K
Barrancabermeja
$592
300K
Armenia
$551
301K
Floridablanca
$612
267K
Popayan
$455
301K
Tulua
$493
219K
Sincelejo
$536
287K
Tumaco
$533
213K

In the Congo

City Cost of living Population
Brazzaville
$561
1.83M
Pointe-Noire
$545
829K
Kayes
$510
62.5K
Madingou
$509
27.5K
Gamboma
$510
19.7K
Kinkala
$511
16.1K