DR Congo vs Vietnam - Cost of Living Comparison

DR Congo Vietnam
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1001
$622
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2587
$1741
🏠 One person rent
$516
$296
🏘️ Family rent
$1276
$646
🍽️ Food expenses
$286
$201
🚐 Transport expenses
$124
$51.2
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$435
$441
💸 GDP per capita
$544
$2786
😃 Human freedom index
5.62
5.9
❤️ Life expectancy
61
75.5
👮 Corruption perceptions index
19
39
🌐 English speaking %
1%
16%
🎓 Higher education
41
54
😀 Quality of life
20
55
🏙️ Population
86.8M
94.7M

The average cost of living in the DR Congo ($1001) is 61% more expensive than in Vietnam ($622). the DR Congo ranked 65th vs 139th 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 0.4 months in the DR Congo compared to 0.7 months in Vietnam. Ranked 184th and 68th 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
$6.3
$2.05
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$21.1
$19.7
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.13
$4.51
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.1
$0.91
 Cappuccino
$4.64
$1.83
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.97
$0.52
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$372
$344
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$301
$220
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1637
$850
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$822
$503
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$168
$40.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$258
$63.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$32.4
$10.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
10.27%
9.75%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2776
$2746
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1494
$1285
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.21
$0.31
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$81
$7.81
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$4.88
$5.1
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.93
$1.03
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.46
$1.43
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.75
$1.02
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$0.99
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.55
$1.45
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$9.76
$12.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.49
$3.62
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.28
$10.4
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.06
$2.6
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1
$1.13
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.07
$1.63
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.42
$0.98
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.19
$1.17
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$1.18
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.19
$0.35
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.82
$1.02
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$12.7
$9.11
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.27
$0.82
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.57
$1.3
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.76
$2.01
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.2
$2.94
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.76
$1.16
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.23
$0.99
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$75.8
$23.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.63
$4.15
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$50.2
$36.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.25
$3.05
👖 Brand Jeans
$33.4
$41.5
👟 Brand Sneakers
$42.8
$90.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$109
$198
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1605
$13343

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Cities Comparison in the DR Congo vs Vietnam

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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 Vietnam

City Cost of living Population
Ho Chi Minh
$734
10.4M
Hanoi
$638
8.25M
Haiphong
$571
2.1M
Bien Hoa
$502
1.1M
Da Nang
$639
1.23M
Can Tho
$551
1.24M
Nam Dinh
$513
352K
Vung Tau
$538
327K
Bac Ninh
$529
520K
Hai Duong
$549
507K
Vinh
$514
490K
Hue
$468
653K
Thu Dau Mot
$520
417K
Thanh Hoa
$532
393K
Nha Trang
$622
392K
Thai Nguyen
$528
330K
Ca Mau
$518
315K
Qui Nhon
$518
311K
Ha Long
$540
300K
Viet Tri
$487
278K
Long Xuyen
$531
279K
Phan Thiet
$433
205K
Thai Binh
$472
268K
Quang Ngai
$465
260K
Rach Gia
$521
251K
Bac Lieu
$514
240K
Buon Ma Thuot
$425
340K
Da Lat
$496
231K
Soc Trang
$530
221K
Sa Dec
$494
214K