DR Congo vs Papua New Guinea - Cost of Living Comparison

DR Congo Papua New Guinea
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1001
$524
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2587
$1274
🏠 One person rent
$516
$234
🏘️ Family rent
$1276
$414
🍽️ Food expenses
$286
$201
🚐 Transport expenses
$124
$32.6
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$435
$353
💸 GDP per capita
$544
$2757
😃 Human freedom index
5.62
7.17
❤️ Life expectancy
61
64.7
👮 Corruption perceptions index
19
31
🌐 English speaking %
1%
49.8%
🎓 Higher education
41
39
😀 Quality of life
20
47
🏙️ Population
86.8M
8.94M

The average cost of living in the DR Congo ($1001) is 91% more expensive than in Papua New Guinea ($524). the DR Congo ranked 65th vs 166th for Papua New Guinea 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 0.7 months in Papua New Guinea. Ranked 184th and 104th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in the DR Congo vs Papua New Guinea

We calculate prices for the DR Congo and Papua New Guinea as a population-weighted mean of 25 and 2 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 Papua New Guinea
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.3
$3.63
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$21.1
$19.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.13
$4.64
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.1
$1.66
 Cappuccino
$4.64
$1.64
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.97
$0.66
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$372
$226
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$301
$149
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1637
$447
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$822
$293
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$168
$37.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$258
$57.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$32.4
$32.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.27%
11.84%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2776
$1046
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1494
$645
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.21
$0.45
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$81
$18.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.88
$6.94
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.93
$0.97
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.46
$1.03
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.75
$0.74
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$1.06
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.55
$1.49
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.76
$6.19
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.49
$4.15
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.28
$6.5
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.06
$1.93
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1
$1.12
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.07
$1.31
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.42
$1.07
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.19
$0.89
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$0.89
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.19
$0.37
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.82
$1.25
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.7
$7.05
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.27
$1.3
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.57
$2.49
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.76
$3.64
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.2
$2.86
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.76
$1.45
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.23
$1.17
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$75.8
$23.3
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.63
$4.04
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$50.2
$20.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.25
$4.36
👖 Brand Jeans
$33.4
$33.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$42.8
$63.3
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$109
$118
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1605
$3323

Cities Comparison in the DR Congo vs Papua New Guinea

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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 Papua New Guinea

City Cost of living Population
Port Moresby
$528
317K
Lae
$514
101K