DR Congo vs Thailand - Cost of Living Comparison

DR Congo Thailand
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1001
$742
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2587
$2274
🏠 One person rent
$516
$319
🏘️ Family rent
$1276
$882
🍽️ Food expenses
$286
$241
🚐 Transport expenses
$124
$100
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$435
$567
💸 GDP per capita
$544
$7187
😃 Human freedom index
5.62
6.89
❤️ Life expectancy
61
77.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
19
35
🌐 English speaking %
1%
27.2%
🎓 Higher education
41
77
😀 Quality of life
20
64
🏙️ Population
86.8M
65.9M

The average cost of living in the DR Congo ($1001) is 35% more expensive than in Thailand ($742). the DR Congo ranked 65th vs 112th for Thailand 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 0.8 months in Thailand. Ranked 184th and 46th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in the DR Congo vs Thailand

We calculate prices for the DR Congo and Thailand as a population-weighted mean of 25 and 35 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 Thailand
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.3
$2.06
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$21.1
$24.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.13
$5.44
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.1
$2.24
 Cappuccino
$4.64
$1.98
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.97
$0.51
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$372
$427
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$301
$217
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1637
$1352
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$822
$659
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$168
$44.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$258
$68.4
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$32.4
$15.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.27%
5.25%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2776
$4115
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1494
$2059
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.21
$1.01
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$81
$31.6
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.88
$8.46
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.93
$1.14
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.46
$1.67
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.75
$1.36
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$1.16
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.55
$2.02
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.76
$15.8
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.49
$2.73
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.28
$10.8
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.06
$2.46
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1
$1.33
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.07
$1.7
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.42
$1.31
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.19
$1.25
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$1.1
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.19
$0.32
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.82
$1.09
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.7
$17.4
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.27
$1.64
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.57
$3.69
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.76
$3.91
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.2
$3.29
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.76
$1.68
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.23
$1.49
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$75.8
$47.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.63
$5.61
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$50.2
$28.4
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.25
$8.42
👖 Brand Jeans
$33.4
$48.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$42.8
$81.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$109
$441
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1605
$13427

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Cities Comparison in the DR Congo vs Thailand

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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 Thailand

City Cost of living Population
Bangkok
$848
5.7M
Nonthaburi
$582
256K
Hat Yai
$548
159K
Pak Kret
$532
185K
Nakhon Ratchasima
$580
134K
Chaophraya Surasak
$537
133K
Surat Thani
$477
131K
Klaeng
$549
130K
Nakhon Si Thammarat
$496
106K
Chiang Mai
$539
127K
Khon Kaen
$577
116K
Nakhon Sawan
$479
86.4K
Rangsit
$485
79.3K
Udon Thani
$468
130K
Pattaya
$584
116K
Laem Chabang
$534
77.8K
Pu Chao Saming Phrai
$535
76.7K
Ubon Ratchathani
$457
79K
Lat Luang
$535
73.9K
Tha Khlong
$536
72.8K
Phuket
$637
77.6K
Nong Prue
$535
70.6K
Ko Samui
$536
69K
Nakhon Pathom
$401
78.8K
Hua Hin
$625
59.4K
Phitsanulok
$420
70.9K
Krabi
$543
30.5K
Chiang Rai
$498
70.6K
Ko Lanta
$536
33.4K
Ao Nang
$661
12.9K