DR Congo vs Poland - Cost of Living Comparison

DR Congo Poland
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1001
$814
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2587
$1866
🏠 One person rent
$516
$468
🏘️ Family rent
$1276
$783
🍽️ Food expenses
$286
$226
🚐 Transport expenses
$124
$44.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$435
$899
💸 GDP per capita
$544
$15742
😃 Human freedom index
5.62
7.96
❤️ Life expectancy
61
76.6
👮 Corruption perceptions index
19
56
🌐 English speaking %
1%
37.1%
🎓 Higher education
41
83
😀 Quality of life
20
66
🏙️ Population
86.8M
38.4M

The average cost of living in the DR Congo ($1001) is 23% more expensive than in Poland ($814). the DR Congo ranked 65th vs 99th for Poland 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 1.1 months in Poland. Ranked 184th and 42nd best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in the DR Congo vs Poland

We calculate prices for the DR Congo and Poland as a population-weighted mean of 25 and 79 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 Poland
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.3
$5.88
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$21.1
$27.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.13
$5.12
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.1
$2.14
 Cappuccino
$4.64
$2.38
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.97
$1.13
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$372
$405
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$301
$333
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1637
$693
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$822
$583
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$168
$108
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$258
$166
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$32.4
$11.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.27%
5.6%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2776
$2845
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1494
$2061
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.21
$0.84
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$81
$23
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.88
$6.08
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.93
$1.39
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.46
$0.63
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.75
$0.79
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$0.87
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.55
$2.26
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.76
$5.81
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.49
$4.3
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.28
$8.01
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.06
$0.8
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1
$1.08
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.07
$1.23
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.42
$2.32
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.19
$0.58
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$0.67
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.19
$0.3
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.82
$1.45
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.7
$5.14
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.27
$0.76
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.57
$3.78
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.76
$4.77
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.2
$2.75
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.76
$1.15
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.23
$1.81
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$75.8
$24.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.63
$5.38
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$50.2
$30
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.25
$8.05
👖 Brand Jeans
$33.4
$64.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$42.8
$61.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$109
$239
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1605
$5917

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Cities Comparison in the DR Congo vs Poland

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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 Poland

City Cost of living Population
Warsaw
$1046
1.79M
Krakow
$855
767K
Wroclaw
$902
639K
Lodz
$837
690K
Poznan
$873
534K
Gdansk
$950
464K
Szczecin
$864
404K
Bydgoszcz
$957
347K
Lublin
$818
340K
Katowice
$840
276K
Bialystok
$732
298K
Gdynia
$867
248K
Radom
$744
220K
Czestochowa
$717
223K
Torun
$660
201K
Gliwice
$754
178K
Sosnowiec
$709
200K
Rzeszow
$680
183K
Kielce
$615
192K
Rybnik
$738
141K
Bytom
$769
172K
Olsztyn
$637
174K
Tychy
$709
128K
Opole
$734
128K
Zabrze
$729
174K
Ruda Slaska
$723
139K
Dabrowa Gornicza
$713
123K
Zielona Gora
$707
141K
Bielsko-Biala
$725
173K
Gorzow Wielkopolski
$709
123K