DR Congo vs Dominican Republic - Cost of Living Comparison

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DR Congo Dominican Republic
🚶 Cost of living one person
$955
$788
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2540
$2019
🏠 One person rent
$473
$309
🏘️ Family rent
$1213
$572
🍽️ Food expenses
$304
$300
🚐 Transport expenses
$114
$101
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$891
$406
💸 GDP per capita
$654
$10111
😃 Human freedom index
5.48
7.56
❤️ Life expectancy
59.2
72.6
👮 Corruption perceptions index
20
35
🌐 English speaking %
1%
0.2%
🎓 Higher education
42
39
😀 Quality of life
16
38
🏙️ Population
86.8M
10.4M

The average cost of living in the DR Congo ($955) is 21% more expensive than in the Dominican Republic ($788). the DR Congo ranked 88th vs 113th for the Dominican Republic in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.9 months in the DR Congo compared to 0.5 months in the Dominican Republic. Ranked 178th and 128th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in the DR Congo vs the Dominican Republic

We calculate prices for the DR Congo and the Dominican Republic as a population-weighted mean of 25 and 25 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.

DR Congo Dominican Republic
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.95
$6.37
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$44.2
$37.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.75
$6.57
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.05
$2.4
 Cappuccino
$4.62
$2.18
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.32
$0.81
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$637
$356
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$235
$204
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1489
$696
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$856
$423
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$136
$37.4
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$208
$57.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$22.6
$37.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
13.52%
11.93%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$8930
$1378
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$608
$873
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.6
$0.69
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$66.6
$45.2
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.5
$21
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1
$1.28
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.1
$1.13
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.45
$1.58
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.45
$1
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.31
$1.72
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.8
$6.51
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.55
$5.1
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.61
$10.2
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.88
$2.6
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.36
$0.74
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.8
$2.34
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.43
$1.32
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.26
$1.4
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.83
$2.1
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.15
$0.55
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.44
$1.31
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.86
$10.8
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.4
$2.19
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.92
$3.91
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.02
$6.26
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.94
$4.19
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.23
$2.18
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.83
$2.33
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$53.7
$27.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.05
$5.33
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$34.7
$30.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.17
$8.17
👖 Brand Jeans
$24
$48.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$58.4
$79.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$101
$328
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3545
$4675

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In the DR Congo

City Cost of living Population
Kinshasa
$1029
11.9M
Mbuji-Mayi
$963
2.89M
Lubumbashi
$1031
1.79M
Kananga
$938
1.97M
Mbandaka
$827
1.19M
Kisangani
$864
936K
Kolwezi
$967
573K
Tshikapa
$895
732K
Likasi
$958
423K
Bukavu
$737
871K
Uvira
$776
590K
Matadi
$830
306K
Bunia
$747
328K
Mwene-Ditu
$833
196K
Kikwit
$835
187K
Isiro
$812
183K
Beni
$748
232K
Boma
$812
163K
Butembo
$747
218K
Gandajika
$825
146K
Gemena
$768
139K
Kindu
$744
172K
Kalemie
$747
147K
Bumba
$805
103K
Mbanza-Ngungu
$808
100K

In the Dominican Republic

City Cost of living Population
Santiago de los Caballeros
$787
1.34M
Santo Domingo
$1034
1.13M
Puerto Plata
$718
338K
La Vega
$547
248K
Higuey
$799
251K
San Cristobal
$759
233K
San Francisco de Macoris
$538
188K
San Juan de la Maguana
$628
169K
Bani
$688
146K
San Pedro de Macoris
$716
217K
Boca Chica
$672
142K
Bonao
$535
158K
La Romana
$700
140K
Sabaneta
$709
98.5K
Azua
$774
91.3K
Samana
$785
108K
Punta Cana
$1006
54.1K
Barahona
$713
83.6K
Cotui
$646
79.6K
Mao
$721
76.9K
Nagua
$785
76.9K
Jarabacoa
$728
58.8K
El Seibo
$740
66.9K
Sosua
$958
69.9K
Cabarete
$809
4.09K