Congo vs Russia - Cost of Living Comparison

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Congo Russia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$559
$664
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1396
$1699
🏠 One person rent
$237
$316
🏘️ Family rent
$444
$604
🍽️ Food expenses
$208
$222
🚐 Transport expenses
$58.3
$53.1
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$396
$623
💸 GDP per capita
$2649
$15271
😃 Human freedom index
5.41
5.81
❤️ Life expectancy
63.5
69.4
👮 Corruption perceptions index
22
26
🌐 English speaking %
0%
3.5%
🎓 Higher education
21
85
😀 Quality of life
20
44
🏙️ Population
5.26M
147M

The average cost of living in the Congo ($559) is 16% less expensive than in Russia ($664). the Congo ranked 162nd vs 140th for Russia in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.7 months in the Congo compared to 0.9 months in Russia. Ranked 170th and 107th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in the Congo vs Russia

We calculate prices for the Congo and Russia as a population-weighted mean of 6 and 122 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 Russia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$3.51
$6.23
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$20.7
$27.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.69
$4.28
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.78
$2.02
 Cappuccino
$1.8
$1.93
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.59
$0.85
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$240
$365
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$154
$231
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$500
$752
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$323
$457
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$39.1
$53.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$59.6
$82.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$26.3
$6.04
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.26%
11.45%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1454
$2354
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$910
$1508
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.41
$0.44
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$16.9
$20.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.58
$5.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.05
$0.58
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.13
$0.85
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.74
$0.49
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.06
$0.96
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.59
$1.23
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.85
$8.35
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.18
$3.82
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.63
$7.13
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.17
$1.2
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.18
$1.17
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.54
$1.62
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.03
$1.99
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.89
$0.49
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.97
$0.47
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.33
$0.35
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.25
$1.44
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.61
$6.15
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.4
$0.79
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.69
$2.19
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.73
$5.6
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.06
$2.8
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.52
$1.23
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.25
$1.39
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$22.5
$30.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.35
$4.14
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$19.5
$19
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.52
$5.92
👖 Brand Jeans
$31
$63.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$62.6
$81.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$123
$265
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3741
$6204

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In the Congo

City Cost of living Population
Brazzaville
$567
1.83M
Pointe-Noire
$548
829K
Kayes
$514
62.5K
Madingou
$513
27.5K
Gamboma
$511
19.7K
Kinkala
$512
16.1K

In Russia

City Cost of living Population
Moscow
$1036
12.5M
Saint Petersburg
$836
5.38M
Yekaterinburg
$678
1.47M
Novosibirsk
$669
1.63M
Nizhny Novgorod
$619
1.25M
Kazan
$630
1.24M
Rostov-on-Don
$613
1.14M
Ufa
$553
1.12M
Chelyabinsk
$488
1.2M
Samara
$635
1.17M
Voronezh
$448
1.05M
Krasnoyarsk
$640
1.08M
Omsk
$422
1.17M
Perm
$534
1.05M
Krasnodar
$558
949K
Tyumen
$627
745K
Saratov
$530
845K
Sevastopol
$632
522K
Volgograd
$519
1M
Surgut
$625
396K
Vladivostok
$764
597K
Kemerovo
$495
559K
Khabarovsk
$637
616K
Balashikha
$654
468K
Irkutsk
$622
624K
Izhevsk
$572
646K
Naberezhnye Chelny
$509
534K
Yaroslavl
$507
601K
Yakutsk
$819
312K
Orenburg
$507
565K