Congo vs Nepal - Cost of Living Comparison

Congo Nepal
🚶 Cost of living one person
$550
$385
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1353
$970
🏠 One person rent
$241
$129
🏘️ Family rent
$437
$236
🍽️ Food expenses
$196
$174
🚐 Transport expenses
$57.9
$38.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$355
$202
💸 GDP per capita
$1846
$1155
😃 Human freedom index
5.55
7.12
❤️ Life expectancy
64.8
71.1
👮 Corruption perceptions index
21
33
🌐 English speaking %
0%
3%
🎓 Higher education
22
53
😀 Quality of life
23
36
🏙️ Population
5.26M
30.3M

The average cost of living in the Congo ($550) is 43% more expensive than in Nepal ($385). the Congo ranked 157th vs 195th for Nepal 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 0.5 months in Nepal. Ranked 176th and 139th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in the Congo vs Nepal

We calculate prices for the Congo and Nepal 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 Nepal
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.14
$2.2
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$18.5
$15.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.54
$6.65
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.68
$2.12
 Cappuccino
$1.73
$1.43
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.59
$0.43
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$239
$138
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$155
$86.3
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$492
$277
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$313
$175
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$35.7
$15.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$55.3
$23.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$33.3
$16.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.76%
12.46%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1341
$1986
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$783
$1027
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.41
$0.2
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$17.8
$18
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.49
$6.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.98
$1
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.07
$0.73
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.74
$0.49
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.06
$0.78
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.49
$1.41
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.37
$6.9
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.11
$3.23
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.45
$4.52
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$1.95
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.1
$0.91
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.33
$1.02
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$0.61
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
$0.43
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.88
$0.56
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.35
$0.19
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.21
$1.69
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.39
$6.7
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.29
$2.04
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.46
$2.52
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.33
$2.01
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.95
$2.86
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.48
$0.95
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.15
$0.51
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$23.6
$32.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.13
$2.94
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$20.5
$16.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.3
$1.83
👖 Brand Jeans
$31.2
$25.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$61.5
$46.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$119
$60.5
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3734
$2979

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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 Nepal

City Cost of living Population
Kathmandu
$435
846K
Lalitpur
$445
513K
Pokhara
$350
518K
Biratnagar
$352
243K
Birgunj
$307
268K
Bheemdatta
$353
105K
Janakpur
$335
97.8K
Hetauda
$322
84.7K
Damak
$302
75.1K
Dhangadhi
$314
102K