Cost of Living in Beni

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$861
$2111
🛋️ Without rent
$410
$1111
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$451
$1000
🍽️ Food
$285
$736
🚐 Transport
$60.7
$148
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$275
😀 Quality of life
9
🏙️ Population
232K

The average cost of living in Beni is $861, which is in the top 37% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 5867th out of 9294 in our global list and 13th out of 25 in the DR Congo.

The median after-tax salary is $275, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.3 months. Ranked 9270th (TOP 100%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 21st best city to live in the DR Congo. With an estimated population of 232K, Beni is the 14th largest city in the DR Congo.

Why living in Beni costs 3.1 times more than the average salary? Because we have a developed country lifestyle as a reference and in some least developed countries maintaining such a standard of living is hard and expensive. Thus, living costs in Beni for locals and expats differ significantly.

✈️ Closest airport 145 km Bunia Airport
😷 Air quality Moderate 24.6 µg/m³
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Prices in Beni

Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.69
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.95
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.87
 Cappuccino
$3.5
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.55
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$258
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$216
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1056
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$574
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$191
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$294
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$35.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12.44%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$910
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$520
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.25
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$84.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.84
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.09
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.3
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.13
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.5
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.83
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.59
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.84
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.98
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.89
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.26
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.35
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.94
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.27
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.31
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.45
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.08
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.41
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.6
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.09
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$60.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.93
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$40
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.54
👖 Brand Jeans
$29.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$41.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$66.6
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1021

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