Estonia vs Rwanda - Cost of Living Comparison

Estonia Rwanda
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1019
$664
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2404
$1701
🏠 One person rent
$533
$325
🏘️ Family rent
$897
$716
🍽️ Food expenses
$324
$234
🚐 Transport expenses
$52.5
$57.4
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1277
$376
💸 GDP per capita
$23054
$798
😃 Human freedom index
8.91
6.36
❤️ Life expectancy
78.3
69.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
74
53
🌐 English speaking %
50.2%
15%
🎓 Higher education
84
20
😀 Quality of life
75
47
🏙️ Population
1.33M
12.2M

The average cost of living in Estonia ($1019) is 54% more expensive than in Rwanda ($664). Estonia ranked 59th vs 127th for Rwanda 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 Estonia compared to 0.6 months in Rwanda. Ranked 22nd and 101st best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Estonia vs Rwanda

We calculate prices for Estonia and Rwanda as a population-weighted mean of 10 and 8 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.

Estonia Rwanda
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8.26
$2.31
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$45.9
$30.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.35
$7.59
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$4.33
$0.96
 Cappuccino
$2.94
$2.48
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.7
$0.71
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$452
$343
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$339
$236
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$839
$1097
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$601
$515
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$149
$30.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$226
$47.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$22.4
$37.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
2.25%
17.7%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2865
$2989
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2032
$620
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.37
$0.35
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$26.3
$15.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$8.93
$10.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.83
$1.08
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.85
$0.58
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.83
$1.09
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.36
$1.07
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.14
$1.41
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.51
$4.05
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.91
$4.92
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$12.5
$3.23
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$3.3
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.15
$1.06
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.88
$1.63
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.3
$0.9
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.79
$0.33
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.69
$0.84
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.58
$0.46
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.87
$1.75
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$8.14
$8.58
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.41
$0.93
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.9
$1.54
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$8.49
$6.27
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.39
$3.72
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.74
$0.91
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.18
$1.28
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$42.1
$34.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$8.14
$4.81
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$41.8
$20.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$13.8
$2.41
👖 Brand Jeans
$84.3
$22.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$83.8
$34.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$249
$125
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$8321
$1720

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Estonia

City Cost of living Population
Tallinn
$1145
438K
Tartu
$891
91.4K
Narva
$743
53.4K
Kohtla-Jarve
$842
33.5K
Parnu
$863
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Viljandi
$703
16.9K
Maardu
$861
15.3K
Rakvere
$837
15K
Sillamae
$783
12.2K
Kuressaare
$773
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In Rwanda

City Cost of living Population
Kigali
$677
1.16M
Gisenyi
$628
137K
Ruhengeri
$600
59.3K
Butare
$578
50.2K
Byumba
$668
34.5K
Cyangugu
$625
27.4K
Nyanza
$584
25.4K
Kibuye
$663
12.3K