Cost of Living in Lubumbashi

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$776
$2431
🛋️ Without rent
$495
$1356
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$281
$1075
🍽️ Food
$281
$730
🚐 Transport
$135
$326
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$303
😀 Quality of life
11
🏙️ Population
1.79M

The average cost of living in Lubumbashi is $776, which is in the top 34% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 6107th out of 9294 in our global list and 2nd out of 25 in the DR Congo.

The median after-tax salary is $303, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.4 months. Ranked 9102nd (TOP 98%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 3rd best city to live in the DR Congo. With an estimated population of 1.79M, Lubumbashi is the 4th largest city in the DR Congo.

Why living in Lubumbashi costs 2.6 times more than the average salary? 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 Lubumbashi for locals and expats differ significantly.

✈️ Closest airport12 kmLubumbashi International Airport
😷 Air qualityModerate18.7 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank4170University of Lubumbashi
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Prices in Lubumbashi

Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$12.7
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.95
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.39
 Cappuccino
$2.75
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.9
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$170
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$150
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1002
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$887
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$72
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$110
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$55.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12.55%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1372
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$846
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.36
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$90.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.5
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.78
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.74
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.79
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.78
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.23
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.66
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.65
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.99
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.18
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.4
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.48
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.54
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.9
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.38
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.37
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.2
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.41
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.64
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.34
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.12
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$82.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.29
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$43.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.76
👖 Brand Jeans
$44.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$45.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$100
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3476

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