DR Congo vs Vietnam - Cost of Living Comparison

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DR Congo Vietnam
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1036
$620
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2819
$1831
🏠 One person rent
$521
$285
🏘️ Family rent
$1391
$701
🍽️ Food expenses
$325
$209
🚐 Transport expenses
$125
$53
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1305
$461
💸 GDP per capita
$586
$4164
😃 Human freedom index
5.39
5.64
❤️ Life expectancy
59.2
73.6
👮 Corruption perceptions index
20
42
🌐 English speaking %
1%
16%
🎓 Higher education
42
55
😀 Quality of life
19
48
🏙️ Population
86.8M
96.2M

The average cost of living in the DR Congo ($1036) is 67% more expensive than in Vietnam ($620). the DR Congo ranked 74th vs 147th for Vietnam in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.3 months in the DR Congo compared to 0.7 months in Vietnam. Ranked 173rd and 88th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in the DR Congo vs Vietnam

We calculate prices for the DR Congo and Vietnam as a population-weighted mean of 25 and 38 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 Vietnam
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8.99
$1.95
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$52.9
$20.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.07
$4.73
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.02
$0.93
 Cappuccino
$3.53
$1.91
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.23
$0.52
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$638
$324
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$275
$210
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1955
$864
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$933
$568
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$150
$41.7
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$230
$64
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$24.3
$10.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
12.46%
9.88%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$8229
$2831
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$583
$1384
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.57
$0.3
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$73.2
$7.57
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.59
$5.76
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.23
$1.01
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.14
$1.48
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.35
$1.06
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.61
$0.97
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.41
$1.61
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.8
$11.6
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.2
$3.9
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.61
$9.78
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.71
$3.14
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.51
$1.09
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.38
$1.58
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.45
$1.12
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
$1.23
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.84
$1.33
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.03
$0.36
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.57
$1.04
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.9
$9.93
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.56
$0.87
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.9
$1.29
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.76
$1.99
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.19
$3.1
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.46
$1.17
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.91
$0.93
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$43.1
$24.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.03
$4.31
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$35.7
$37
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.61
$2.93
👖 Brand Jeans
$22.7
$36.1
👟 Brand Sneakers
$67
$93.4
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$115
$243
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4124
$13308

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In the DR Congo

City Cost of living Population
Kinshasa
$1115
11.9M
Mbuji-Mayi
$1057
2.89M
Kananga
$1027
1.97M
Lubumbashi
$1064
1.79M
Mbandaka
$900
1.19M
Kisangani
$943
936K
Bukavu
$819
871K
Tshikapa
$979
732K
Uvira
$857
590K
Kolwezi
$1031
573K
Likasi
$1040
423K
Bunia
$826
328K
Matadi
$911
306K
Beni
$828
232K
Butembo
$827
218K
Mwene-Ditu
$912
196K
Kikwit
$913
187K
Isiro
$891
183K
Kindu
$825
172K
Boma
$892
163K
Gandajika
$902
146K
Kalemie
$827
147K
Gemena
$839
139K
Bumba
$878
103K
Mbanza-Ngungu
$881
100K

In Vietnam

City Cost of living Population
Ho Chi Minh
$716
10.4M
Hanoi
$648
8.25M
Haiphong
$620
2.1M
Da Nang
$588
1.23M
Bien Hoa
$478
1.1M
Nam Dinh
$513
352K
Bac Ninh
$516
520K
Hai Duong
$564
507K
Vinh
$615
490K
Can Tho
$442
1.24M
Thanh Hoa
$644
393K
Hue
$443
653K
Thai Binh
$534
268K
Thai Nguyen
$545
330K
Thu Dau Mot
$553
417K
Ha Long
$599
300K
Viet Tri
$619
278K
Vung Tau
$524
357K
Nha Trang
$588
392K
Buon Ma Thuot
$557
340K
Qui Nhon
$526
311K
Ha Tinh
$453
202K
Ca Mau
$495
315K
Da Lat
$539
238K
Cam Pha
$579
156K
Long Xuyen
$483
279K
Phan Thiet
$563
205K
Rach Gia
$471
251K
Bac Lieu
$488
240K
Dong Hoi
$527
160K