DR Congo vs Germany - Cost of Living Comparison

DR Congo Germany
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1001
$1325
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2587
$3223
🏠 One person rent
$516
$720
🏘️ Family rent
$1276
$1340
🍽️ Food expenses
$286
$370
🚐 Transport expenses
$124
$114
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$435
$2611
💸 GDP per capita
$544
$46253
😃 Human freedom index
5.62
8.73
❤️ Life expectancy
61
80.9
👮 Corruption perceptions index
19
80
🌐 English speaking %
1%
56.3%
🎓 Higher education
41
94
😀 Quality of life
20
79
🏙️ Population
86.8M
83.1M

The average cost of living in the DR Congo ($1001) is 24% less expensive than in Germany ($1325). the DR Congo ranked 65th vs 30th for Germany in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.4 months in the DR Congo compared to 2 months in Germany. Ranked 184th and 17th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in the DR Congo vs Germany

We calculate prices for the DR Congo and Germany as a population-weighted mean of 25 and 662 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 Germany
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.3
$10.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$21.1
$47.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.13
$8.42
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.1
$3.72
 Cappuccino
$4.64
$3
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.97
$2.43
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$372
$667
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$301
$519
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1637
$1374
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$822
$1025
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$168
$138
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$258
$212
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$32.4
$33.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.27%
1.98%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2776
$5740
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1494
$4180
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.21
$2.86
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$81
$70.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.88
$20.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.93
$2.11
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.46
$0.94
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.75
$1.73
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$1.8
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.55
$2.59
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.76
$11.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.49
$7.39
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.28
$14.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.06
$2.4
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1
$1.64
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.07
$2.12
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.42
$1.46
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.19
$1.45
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$1
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.19
$0.35
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.82
$1.81
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.7
$5.59
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.27
$0.69
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.57
$7.08
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.76
$8.86
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.2
$2.47
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.76
$1.42
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.23
$1.54
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$75.8
$31.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.63
$11.3
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$50.2
$58.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.25
$15
👖 Brand Jeans
$33.4
$75.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$42.8
$83.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$109
$330
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1605
$11602

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Cities Comparison in the DR Congo vs Germany

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In the DR Congo

City Cost of living Population
Kinshasa
$1085
11.9M
Kananga
$964
1.97M
Lubumbashi
$1009
1.79M
Mbuji-Mayi
$950
1.56M
Mbandaka
$906
1.19M
Kisangani
$923
936K
Bukavu
$845
871K
Tshikapa
$965
732K
Uvira
$911
590K
Kolwezi
$906
573K
Likasi
$890
423K
Bunia
$886
328K
Matadi
$878
306K
Beni
$869
232K
Butembo
$869
218K
Mwene-Ditu
$864
196K
Kikwit
$865
187K
Isiro
$866
183K
Kindu
$861
172K
Boma
$861
163K
Gandajika
$854
146K
Kalemie
$859
147K
Gemena
$856
139K
Bumba
$853
103K
Mbanza-Ngungu
$853
100K

In Germany

City Cost of living Population
Berlin
$1761
3.66M
Hamburg City
$1757
1.85M
Munich
$1941
1.49M
Cologne
$1502
1.08M
Frankfurt
$1681
764K
Dusseldorf
$1470
646K
Stuttgart
$1516
630K
Essen
$1102
582K
Nuremberg
$1206
516K
Leipzig
$1178
597K
Dresden
$1125
555K
Hanover
$1253
543K
Dortmund
$1155
588K
Bremen City
$1260
567K
Duisburg
$1001
496K
Karlsruhe
$1355
308K
Mannheim
$1357
310K
Gelsenkirchen
$1351
259K
Bielefeld
$1498
334K
Braunschweig
$1158
249K
Freiburg im Breisgau
$1545
231K
Wuppertal
$1076
355K
Bonn
$1440
331K
Aachen
$1169
249K
Monchengladbach
$1256
260K
Krefeld
$1219
227K
Augsburg
$1389
296K
Wiesbaden
$1425
279K
Magdeburg
$1127
236K
Bochum
$1118
364K