Congo vs Malawi - Cost of Living Comparison

Congo Malawi
🚶 Cost of living one person
$550
$553
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1353
$1414
🏠 One person rent
$241
$251
🏘️ Family rent
$437
$457
🍽️ Food expenses
$196
$187
🚐 Transport expenses
$57.9
$61
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$355
$576
💸 GDP per capita
$1846
$637
😃 Human freedom index
5.55
6.99
❤️ Life expectancy
64.8
64.7
👮 Corruption perceptions index
21
35
🌐 English speaking %
0%
3.9%
🎓 Higher education
22
42
😀 Quality of life
23
31
🏙️ Population
5.26M
18.6M

The average cost of living in the Congo ($550) is 0.4% less expensive than in Malawi ($553). the Congo ranked 157th vs 156th for Malawi 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 1 months in Malawi. Ranked 176th and 156th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in the Congo vs Malawi

We calculate prices for the Congo and Malawi as a population-weighted mean of 6 and 9 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 Malawi
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.14
$3.17
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$18.5
$22.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.54
$4.3
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.68
$0.87
 Cappuccino
$1.73
$1.71
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.59
$0.59
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$239
$290
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$155
$153
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$492
$529
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$313
$331
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$35.7
$30.3
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$55.3
$46.6
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$33.3
$40.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.76%
21.1%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1341
$17681
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$783
$1030
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.41
$0.49
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$17.8
$30
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.49
$5.72
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.98
$0.89
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.07
$0.77
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.74
$0.48
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.06
$0.64
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.49
$1.07
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.37
$11.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.11
$3.15
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.45
$3.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.94
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.1
$1.28
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.33
$2.24
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$1.18
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$0.81
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.88
$1.26
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.35
$0.34
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.21
$1.14
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.39
$6.49
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.29
$0.75
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.46
$2.23
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.33
$2.63
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.95
$1.82
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.48
$1.12
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.15
$0.95
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$23.6
$22.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.13
$3.11
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$20.5
$20.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.3
$4.17
👖 Brand Jeans
$31.2
$39.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$61.5
$54.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$119
$244
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3734
$7348

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Cities Comparison in the Congo vs Malawi

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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 Malawi

City Cost of living Population
Blantyre
$542
1.9M
Lilongwe
$579
782K
Mzuzu
$546
150K
Zomba
$558
101K
Mangochi
$551
53.5K
Mzimba
$551
26.1K
Mulanje
$558
14.8K
Ntcheu
$550
14.6K
Monkey Bay
$556
14.6K