DR Congo vs United Kingdom - Cost of Living Comparison

DR Congo United Kingdom
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1001
$1804
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2587
$4398
🏠 One person rent
$516
$1069
🏘️ Family rent
$1276
$1906
🍽️ Food expenses
$286
$426
🚐 Transport expenses
$124
$164
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$435
$2896
💸 GDP per capita
$544
$41059
😃 Human freedom index
5.62
8.75
❤️ Life expectancy
61
80.9
👮 Corruption perceptions index
19
78
🌐 English speaking %
1%
98.3%
🎓 Higher education
41
100
😀 Quality of life
20
84
🏙️ Population
86.8M
66M

The average cost of living in the DR Congo ($1001) is 44% less expensive than in the United Kingdom ($1804). the DR Congo ranked 65th vs 16th for the United Kingdom 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 1.6 months in the United Kingdom. Ranked 184th and 6th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in the DR Congo vs the United Kingdom

We calculate prices for the DR Congo and the United Kingdom as a population-weighted mean of 25 and 277 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 United Kingdom
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$6.3
$16.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$21.1
$61
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.13
$7.35
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.1
$5.22
 Cappuccino
$4.64
$3.56
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.97
$1.79
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$372
$1107
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$301
$843
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1637
$2116
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$822
$1547
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$168
$136
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$258
$209
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$32.4
$36.6
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.27%
3.05%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2776
$7237
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1494
$4450
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.21
$3.3
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$81
$92.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.88
$17.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.93
$1.93
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.46
$1.15
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.75
$1.25
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$1.65
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.55
$2.7
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.76
$7.71
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.49
$7.18
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.28
$11.1
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.06
$2.36
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1
$1.44
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.07
$2.14
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.42
$2.53
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.19
$1.34
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$1.29
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.19
$0.84
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.82
$2.43
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.7
$9.12
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.27
$2.29
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.57
$14.3
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.76
$5.3
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.2
$4.6
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.76
$2.44
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.23
$2.09
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$75.8
$40.2
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.63
$12.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$50.2
$102
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.25
$14.1
👖 Brand Jeans
$33.4
$76.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$42.8
$81.5
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$109
$1266
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1605
$16823

Cities Comparison in the DR Congo vs the United Kingdom

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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 the United Kingdom

City Cost of living Population
London
$2759
8.91M
Birmingham
$1627
1.14M
Leeds
$1670
789K
Glasgow
$1533
626K
Bristol
$1799
567K
Manchester
$1764
548K
Leicester
$1421
464K
Solihull
$1464
207K
Edinburgh
$1695
488K
Sheffield
$1424
518K
Coventry
$1521
363K
Liverpool
$1498
513K
Westminster
$2602
255K
Portsmouth
$1387
248K
York
$1597
208K
Bolton
$1167
285K
Cardiff
$1551
361K
Swindon
$1524
222K
Brighton and Hove
$1747
285K
Belfast
$1545
334K
Sunderland
$1321
277K
Peterborough
$1239
194K
Southampton
$1569
271K
Milton Keynes
$1814
207K
Newcastle upon Tyne
$1340
300K
Nottingham
$1401
289K
Ipswich
$1409
290K
Northampton
$1529
212K
Derby
$1359
255K
Stoke-on-Trent
$1251
249K