Cost of Living in Boma

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$602
$1775
🛋️ Without rent
$354
$985
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$248
$790
🍽️ Food
$239
$622
🚐 Transport
$50.9
$124
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$262
😀 Quality of life
6
🏙️ Population
163K

The average cost of living in Boma is $602, which is in the top 22% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 7272nd out of 9294 in our global list and 19th out of 25 in the DR Congo.

The median after-tax salary is $262, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.4 months. Ranked 9240th (TOP 99%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 15th best city to live in the DR Congo. With an estimated population of 163K, Boma is the 20th largest city in the DR Congo.

Why living in Boma is so expensive? 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 Boma for locals and expats differ significantly.

✈️ Closest airport8 kmBoma Lukandu International Airport
😷 Air qualityModerate15 µg/m³
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Prices in Boma

Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8.24
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.15
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.02
 Cappuccino
$2.34
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.08
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$153
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$136
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$728
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$689
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$73.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$58.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$35.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
13.11%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$843
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$619
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.38
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$84.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$7.04
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.8
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.09
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.4
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.42
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.28
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.18
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.57
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.01
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.98
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.17
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.36
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.3
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.25
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.98
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.92
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.14
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.93
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.46
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.45
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.64
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.12
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$76.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.06
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$39.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.17
👖 Brand Jeans
$23.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$36.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$74
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$2565

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