DR Congo vs Madagascar - Cost of Living Comparison

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DR Congo Madagascar
🚶 Cost of living one person
$955
$529
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2540
$1432
🏠 One person rent
$473
$223
🏘️ Family rent
$1213
$486
🍽️ Food expenses
$304
$186
🚐 Transport expenses
$114
$56.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$891
$155
💸 GDP per capita
$654
$517
😃 Human freedom index
5.48
6.36
❤️ Life expectancy
59.2
64.5
👮 Corruption perceptions index
20
25
🌐 English speaking %
1%
18%
🎓 Higher education
42
38
😀 Quality of life
16
20
🏙️ Population
86.8M
25.6M

The average cost of living in the DR Congo ($955) is 80% more expensive than in Madagascar ($529). the DR Congo ranked 88th vs 168th for Madagascar 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 0.3 months in Madagascar. Ranked 178th and 169th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in the DR Congo vs Madagascar

We calculate prices for the DR Congo and Madagascar as a population-weighted mean of 25 and 4 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 Madagascar
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.95
$3.28
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$44.2
$17.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.75
$5.9
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.05
$1.08
 Cappuccino
$4.62
$1.2
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.32
$1.03
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$637
$284
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$235
$106
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1489
$655
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$856
$325
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$136
$24.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$208
$38.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$22.6
$55.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
13.52%
14.91%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$8930
$883
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$608
$474
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.6
$0.16
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$66.6
$8
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.5
$11
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1
$1.21
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.1
$0.91
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.45
$1
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.45
$0.77
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.31
$1.9
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.8
$8.4
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.55
$4.93
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.61
$4.64
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.88
$1.52
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.36
$0.61
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.8
$1.09
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.43
$0.85
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.26
$0.6
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.83
$0.84
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.15
$0.38
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.44
$0.76
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.86
$4.52
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.4
$0.68
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.92
$2.94
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.02
$1.92
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.94
$2.46
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.23
$0.51
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.83
$0.81
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$53.7
$33.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.05
$5.74
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$34.7
$14.2
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.17
$2.32
👖 Brand Jeans
$24
$27.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$58.4
$91.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$101
$132
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3545
$7117

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Cities Comparison in the DR Congo vs Madagascar

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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 Madagascar

City Cost of living Population
Antananarivo
$590
1.28M
Antsirabe
$357
257K
Toamasina
$460
225K
Toliara
$423
169K