DR Congo vs Somalia - Cost of Living Comparison

DR Congo Somalia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1016
$701
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2711
$1825
🏠 One person rent
$511
$197
🏘️ Family rent
$1317
$348
🍽️ Food expenses
$318
$243
🚐 Transport expenses
$124
$84.9
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1145
$407
💸 GDP per capita
$586
$462
😃 Human freedom index
5.39
3.4
❤️ Life expectancy
59.2
55.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
20
12
🌐 English speaking %
1%
2%
🎓 Higher education
42
17
😀 Quality of life
18
5
🏙️ Population
86.8M
11M

The average cost of living in the DR Congo ($1016) is 45% more expensive than in Somalia ($701). the DR Congo ranked 76th vs 134th for Somalia in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.1 months in the DR Congo compared to 0.6 months in Somalia. Ranked 180th and 195th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in the DR Congo vs Somalia

We calculate prices for the DR Congo and Somalia 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 Somalia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8.72
$3.21
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$47.6
$17.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.9
$3.8
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.96
$7.4
 Cappuccino
$3.49
$1.24
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.21
$0.62
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$624
$147
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$266
$78.4
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1947
$355
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$843
$170
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$150
$67.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$230
$104
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$24.1
$37.4
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12.18%
7.72%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$8386
$9597
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$614
$764
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.57
$1.57
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$72.9
$38.4
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.75
$7.06
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.14
$1.03
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.1
$1.51
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.26
$1.75
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.48
$1.87
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.28
$2.05
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.5
$4.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.05
$3.95
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.27
$5.41
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.61
$3.52
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.47
$1.13
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.28
$2.77
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.4
$1.11
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
$0.95
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$0.98
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.04
$0.43
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.58
$1.11
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.4
$21.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.47
$2
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.69
$1.32
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.78
$3.26
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.19
$2.9
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.46
$1.5
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.91
$1.28
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$42.3
$30.7
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.89
$4.01
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$35.8
$174
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.71
$51.3
👖 Brand Jeans
$21.3
$15.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$62.5
$59.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$103
$87.5
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3783
$941

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Cities Comparison in the DR Congo vs Somalia

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In the DR Congo

City Cost of living Population
Kinshasa
$1085
11.9M
Mbuji-Mayi
$1043
2.89M
Kananga
$1014
1.97M
Lubumbashi
$1045
1.79M
Mbandaka
$896
1.19M
Kisangani
$935
936K
Bukavu
$805
871K
Tshikapa
$972
732K
Uvira
$848
590K
Kolwezi
$1004
573K
Likasi
$1044
423K
Bunia
$814
328K
Matadi
$902
306K
Beni
$816
232K
Butembo
$815
218K
Mwene-Ditu
$907
196K
Kikwit
$907
187K
Isiro
$883
183K
Kindu
$811
172K
Boma
$886
163K
Gandajika
$896
146K
Kalemie
$812
147K
Gemena
$836
139K
Bumba
$873
103K
Mbanza-Ngungu
$874
100K

In Somalia

City Cost of living Population
Mogadishu
$698
2.12M
Baidoa
$652
950K
Hargeisa
$779
760K
Borama
$601
68.1K