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Cost of Living in Kinshasa | DR Congo

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$798
$2787
🛋️ Without rent
$451
$1359
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$347
$1428
🍽️ Food
$260
$668
🚐 Transport
$93.7
$229
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$531
🏙️ Population
11.9M

The average cost of living in Kinshasa is $798, which is in the top 36% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 5889th out of 9294 in our global list and 1st out of 25 in the DR Congo.

The median after-tax salary is $531, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.7 months. Ranked 8797th (TOP 95%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 1st best city to live in the DR Congo. With an estimated population of 11.9M, Kinshasa is the 1st largest city in the DR Congo.

Why living in Kinshasa 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 Kinshasa for locals and expats differ significantly.

✈️ Closest airport2 kmNdolo Airport
😷 Air qualityModerate32.1 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank7498University of Kinshasa
Cost of living in Kinshasa infographic

Prices in Kinshasa

Eating Out

🍱 Lunch Menu
$5.13
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$14.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.33
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.47
☕ Cappuccino
$5.38
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.25

Groceries

🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.86
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.77
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.49
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.63
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.19
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.87
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.32
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.93
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.21
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.4
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.86
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.32
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.72
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.8
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.15
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.29
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.16
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.79
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.71
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.25

Transportation

🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.1
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$43.8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$2.2
⛽ Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.92

Rent & Utilities

🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$318
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$241
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1551
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1301
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$65.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$51.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$25.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.83%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4264
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2019

Other

🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$120
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.44
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$68.6
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.55
👖 Brand Jeans
$33.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$44.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$280
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9738

Kinshasa Cost of Living comparison