Colombia vs DR Congo - Cost of Living Comparison

Colombia DR Congo
🚶 Cost of living one person
$548
$1001
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1340
$2587
🏠 One person rent
$239
$516
🏘️ Family rent
$409
$1276
🍽️ Food expenses
$177
$286
🚐 Transport expenses
$78
$124
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$312
$435
💸 GDP per capita
$5335
$544
😃 Human freedom index
7.01
5.62
❤️ Life expectancy
77.5
61
👮 Corruption perceptions index
39
19
🌐 English speaking %
4.2%
1%
🎓 Higher education
78
41
😀 Quality of life
50
20
🏙️ Population
49.1M
86.8M

The average cost of living in Colombia ($548) is 45% less expensive than in the DR Congo ($1001). Colombia ranked 158th vs 65th 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 0.6 months in Colombia compared to 0.4 months in the DR Congo. Ranked 91st and 184th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Colombia vs the DR Congo

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

Colombia DR Congo
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.41
$6.3
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$14.1
$21.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.78
$6.13
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.05
$2.1
 Cappuccino
$1.45
$4.64
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.61
$0.97
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$242
$372
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$167
$301
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$441
$1637
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$304
$822
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$37.2
$168
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$57.3
$258
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$20.2
$32.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.56%
10.27%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1510
$2776
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$896
$1494
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.57
$0.21
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$27.9
$81
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$10.1
$4.88
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.6
$0.93
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.81
$1.46
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.74
$1.75
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.72
$1.12
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.65
$2.55
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.68
$9.76
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.49
$4.49
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.85
$7.28
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.73
$3.06
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.7
$1
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$1.07
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.85
$1.42
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.71
$1.19
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.72
$1.94
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.39
$1.19
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.13
$1.82
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.2
$12.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.76
$1.27
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.73
$3.57
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.21
$2.76
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.47
$4.2
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.51
$1.76
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.19
$1.23
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$19.6
$75.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.11
$3.63
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$20.1
$50.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.26
$5.25
👖 Brand Jeans
$40.9
$33.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$60.1
$42.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$155
$109
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3736
$1605

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Cities Comparison in Colombia vs the DR Congo

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Colombia

City Cost of living Population
Bogota
$679
7.74M
Medellin
$648
2.53M
Cali
$555
2.47M
Barranquilla
$577
1.27M
Cartagena
$799
1.04M
Valledupar
$471
544K
Villavicencio
$411
664K
Soacha
$466
660K
Cucuta
$384
750K
Pereira
$414
591K
Monteria
$486
505K
Bucaramanga
$480
581K
Soledad
$440
456K
Buenaventura
$433
424K
Santa Marta
$537
516K
Ibague
$363
541K
Manizales
$474
434K
Palmira
$391
349K
Armenia
$421
301K
Neiva
$390
353K
Pasto
$405
393K
Popayan
$400
301K
Envigado
$500
229K
Floridablanca
$404
267K
Bello
$402
372K
Sincelejo
$421
287K
Tulua
$393
219K
Duitama
$444
127K
Cartago
$392
211K
Tumaco
$432
213K

In the DR Congo

City Cost of living Population
Kinshasa
$1085
11.9M
Kananga
$964
1.97M
Lubumbashi
$1009
1.79M
Mbuji-Mayi
$950
1.56M
Mbandaka
$906
1.19M
Kisangani
$923
936K
Bukavu
$845
871K
Tshikapa
$965
732K
Uvira
$911
590K
Kolwezi
$906
573K
Likasi
$890
423K
Bunia
$886
328K
Matadi
$878
306K
Beni
$869
232K
Butembo
$869
218K
Mwene-Ditu
$864
196K
Kikwit
$865
187K
Isiro
$866
183K
Kindu
$861
172K
Boma
$861
163K
Gandajika
$854
146K
Kalemie
$859
147K
Gemena
$856
139K
Bumba
$853
103K
Mbanza-Ngungu
$853
100K