Cost of Living in Mbuji-Mayi

Cost of livingOne personFamily of 4
💰 Total with rent
$736
$2239
🛋️ Without rent
$462
$1281
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$274
$958
🍽️ Food
$243
$631
🚐 Transport
$146
$354
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$342
😀 Quality of life
12
🏙️ Population
3.37M

The average cost of living in Mbuji-Mayi is $736, which is in the top 32% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 6287th out of 9294 in our global list and 3rd out of 25 in the DR Congo.

The median after-tax salary is $342, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.5 months. Ranked 9078th (TOP 98%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 2nd best city to live in the DR Congo. With an estimated population of 3.37M, Mbuji-Mayi is the 2nd largest city in the DR Congo.

Why living in Mbuji-Mayi 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 Mbuji-Mayi for locals and expats differ significantly.

✈️ Closest airport3 kmMbuji Mayi Airport
😷 Air qualityModerate18.5 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank8866University of Mbuji-Mayi
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Prices in Mbuji-Mayi

Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.34
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.5
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.29
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.17
 Cappuccino
$3.14
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.7
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$190
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$165
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$958
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$847
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$69.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$55.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$33.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12.1%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1857
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1094
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.33
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$81
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$5.91
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.84
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.31
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.5
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.43
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.4
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.53
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.64
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.17
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.01
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.44
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.11
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.92
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.37
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.9
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.39
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.16
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.04
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$3.35
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.89
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.7
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.15
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$88.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.54
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$46.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$3.6
👖 Brand Jeans
$24.9
👟 Brand Sneakers
$39.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$129
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4361

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