Congo vs Ghana - Cost of Living Comparison

Congo Ghana
🚶 Cost of living one person
$550
$581
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1353
$1626
🏠 One person rent
$241
$223
🏘️ Family rent
$437
$593
🍽️ Food expenses
$196
$245
🚐 Transport expenses
$57.9
$73.5
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$355
$347
💸 GDP per capita
$1846
$2206
😃 Human freedom index
5.55
7.49
❤️ Life expectancy
64.8
64.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
21
43
🌐 English speaking %
0%
66.7%
🎓 Higher education
22
67
😀 Quality of life
23
45
🏙️ Population
5.26M
26.9M

The average cost of living in the Congo ($550) is 5% less expensive than in Ghana ($581). the Congo ranked 157th vs 149th for Ghana 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 the Congo compared to 0.6 months in Ghana. Ranked 176th and 112th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in the Congo vs Ghana

We calculate prices for the Congo and Ghana as a population-weighted mean of 6 and 10 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.

Congo Ghana
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.14
$4.92
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$18.5
$22
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.54
$6.73
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.68
$0.89
 Cappuccino
$1.73
$1.35
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.59
$0.67
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$239
$390
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$155
$91.9
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$492
$1160
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$313
$340
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$35.7
$31.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$55.3
$48.9
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$33.3
$39.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.76%
19.59%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1341
$698
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$783
$5292
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.41
$0.44
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$17.8
$25.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.49
$7.76
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.98
$0.85
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.07
$1.66
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.74
$0.86
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.06
$1.52
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.49
$1.62
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.37
$9.61
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.11
$4.01
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.45
$3.17
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$2.27
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.1
$1.53
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.33
$1.47
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$1.88
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$1.88
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.88
$1.67
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.35
$0.52
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.21
$2.04
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.39
$4.93
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.29
$0.99
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.46
$1.41
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.33
$5.73
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.95
$3.08
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.48
$0.72
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.15
$0.76
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$23.6
$24.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.13
$4.78
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$20.5
$18.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.3
$3.02
👖 Brand Jeans
$31.2
$13.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$61.5
$30
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$119
$85.6
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3734
$3447

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Cities Comparison in the Congo vs Ghana

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In the Congo

City Cost of living Population
Brazzaville
$560
1.83M
Pointe-Noire
$536
829K
Kayes
$500
62.5K
Madingou
$500
27.5K
Gamboma
$499
19.7K
Kinkala
$499
16.1K

In Ghana

City Cost of living Population
Kumasi
$555
3.35M
Accra
$671
2.29M
Sekondi-Takoradi
$536
540K
Tema
$524
162K
Ashaiman
$485
229K
Obuasi
$571
180K
Tamale
$508
467K
Koforidua
$462
127K
Hohoe
$538
56.2K
Ho
$446
83.7K