DR Congo vs Japan - Cost of Living Comparison

DR Congo Japan
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1001
$1171
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2587
$2988
🏠 One person rent
$516
$531
🏘️ Family rent
$1276
$1043
🍽️ Food expenses
$286
$394
🚐 Transport expenses
$124
$143
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$435
$2440
💸 GDP per capita
$544
$40193
😃 Human freedom index
5.62
8.73
❤️ Life expectancy
61
84.6
👮 Corruption perceptions index
19
73
🌐 English speaking %
1%
15%
🎓 Higher education
41
99
😀 Quality of life
20
79
🏙️ Population
86.8M
126M

The average cost of living in the DR Congo ($1001) is 14% less expensive than in Japan ($1171). the DR Congo ranked 65th vs 43rd for Japan 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 2.1 months in Japan. Ranked 184th and 18th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in the DR Congo vs Japan

We calculate prices for the DR Congo and Japan as a population-weighted mean of 25 and 907 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 Japan
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.3
$6.34
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$21.1
$31.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.13
$5.35
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.1
$3.39
 Cappuccino
$4.64
$3.03
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.97
$1.08
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$372
$558
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$301
$359
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1637
$1157
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$822
$783
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$168
$98.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$258
$152
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$32.4
$34.2
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.27%
1.48%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2776
$4765
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1494
$2789
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.21
$1.84
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$81
$67
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.88
$26
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.93
$1.18
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.46
$1.4
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.75
$1.6
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$3.3
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.55
$1.84
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.76
$13
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.49
$6.87
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.28
$18.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.06
$4.91
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1
$2.5
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.07
$4.16
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.42
$4.29
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.19
$2.93
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$2.28
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.19
$0.6
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.82
$1.59
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.7
$8.76
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.27
$2.01
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.57
$3.97
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.76
$10.5
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.2
$3.65
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.76
$1.52
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.23
$1.82
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$75.8
$56
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.63
$12.5
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$50.2
$34.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.25
$17
👖 Brand Jeans
$33.4
$47.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$42.8
$59.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$109
$331
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1605
$11700

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Cities Comparison in the DR Congo vs Japan

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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 Japan

City Cost of living Population
Tokyo
$1698
14M
Yokohama
$1653
3.76M
Osaka
$1295
2.75M
Nagoya
$1337
2.33M
Kawasaki
$1133
1.54M
Kobe
$1305
1.51M
Sapporo
$1140
1.96M
Kyoto
$1163
1.46M
Hiroshima
$1227
1.2M
Fukuoka
$1234
1.6M
Sendai
$1128
1.06M
Yokosuka
$1133
390K
Kitakyushu
$1049
935K
Sakai
$1220
824K
Chiba
$1395
982K
Saitama
$1179
1.32M
Kumamoto
$1200
738K
Okayama
$1155
720K
Sagamihara
$1153
726K
Shizuoka
$1057
686K
Kagoshima
$1170
594K
Funabashi
$1170
641K
Kashiwa
$999
434K
Kawaguchi
$1085
593K
Hachioji
$1234
576K
Utsunomiya
$1136
518K
Niigata
$1034
791K
Hamamatsu
$1232
788K
Himeji
$1164
528K
Kanazawa
$924
462K