DR Congo vs Nigeria - Cost of Living Comparison

DR Congo Nigeria
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1001
$1008
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2587
$2723
🏠 One person rent
$516
$604
🏘️ Family rent
$1276
$1564
🍽️ Food expenses
$286
$243
🚐 Transport expenses
$124
$106
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$435
$176
💸 GDP per capita
$544
$2097
😃 Human freedom index
5.62
6.28
❤️ Life expectancy
61
55
👮 Corruption perceptions index
19
24
🌐 English speaking %
1%
86.4%
🎓 Higher education
41
62
😀 Quality of life
20
26
🏙️ Population
86.8M
211M

The average cost of living in the DR Congo ($1001) is 0.7% less expensive than in Nigeria ($1008). the DR Congo ranked 65th vs 63rd for Nigeria 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 0.2 months in Nigeria. Ranked 184th and 169th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in the DR Congo vs Nigeria

We calculate prices for the DR Congo and Nigeria as a population-weighted mean of 25 and 33 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 Nigeria
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.3
$2.56
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$21.1
$25.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.13
$5.56
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.1
$0.98
 Cappuccino
$4.64
$2.66
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.97
$0.37
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$372
$809
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$301
$480
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1637
$2432
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$822
$1261
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$168
$18.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$258
$28.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$32.4
$40.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.27%
17.34%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2776
$1711
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1494
$1743
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.21
$0.57
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$81
$21.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.88
$14.8
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.93
$0.4
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.46
$2.73
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.75
$1.06
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$2.19
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.55
$1.8
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.76
$5.15
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.49
$4.58
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.28
$4.33
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.06
$3.05
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1
$1.69
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.07
$1.33
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.42
$1.91
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.19
$2.13
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$1.61
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.19
$0.32
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.82
$1.06
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.7
$5.53
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.27
$0.95
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.57
$1.12
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.76
$3.96
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.2
$3.57
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.76
$2
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.23
$1.3
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$75.8
$28.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.63
$5.81
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$50.2
$23
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.25
$3.16
👖 Brand Jeans
$33.4
$19.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$42.8
$55.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$109
$103
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1605
$1881

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Cities Comparison in the DR Congo vs Nigeria

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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 Nigeria

City Cost of living Population
Lagos
$1417
14.9M
Kano
$550
3.85M
Ibadan
$941
2.55M
Port Harcourt
$854
1.01M
Abuja
$1305
1.24M
Onitsha
$501
1.48M
Maiduguri
$555
1.2M
Benin
$924
1.15M
Aba
$659
1.53M
Owerri
$1669
908K
Abeokuta
$1274
889K
Warri
$518
830K
Kaduna
$649
760K
Akure
$662
848K
Bauchi
$567
694K
Jos
$780
623K
Enugu
$938
716K
Ilorin
$753
848K
Ife
$774
502K
Zaria
$543
408K
Oyo
$646
387K
Ado Ekiti
$848
447K
Sokoto
$638
428K
Gusau
$754
383K
Calabar
$655
371K
Umuahia
$755
359K
Minna
$669
322K
Katsina
$712
318K
Awka
$748
302K
Osogbo
$548
396K