France vs Rwanda - Cost of Living Comparison

France Rwanda
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1363
$664
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$3344
$1701
🏠 One person rent
$708
$325
🏘️ Family rent
$1318
$716
🍽️ Food expenses
$456
$234
🚐 Transport expenses
$90.3
$57.4
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$2346
$376
💸 GDP per capita
$39037
$798
😃 Human freedom index
8.34
6.36
❤️ Life expectancy
82.2
69.3
👮 Corruption perceptions index
71
53
🌐 English speaking %
35.2%
15%
🎓 Higher education
87
20
😀 Quality of life
74
47
🏙️ Population
67.1M
12.2M

The average cost of living in France ($1363) is 105% more expensive than in Rwanda ($664). France ranked 29th 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 1.7 months in France compared to 0.6 months in Rwanda. Ranked 26th and 101st best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in France vs Rwanda

We calculate prices for France and Rwanda as a population-weighted mean of 151 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.

France Rwanda
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$13.5
$2.31
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$52.2
$30.8
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$9.27
$7.59
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$5.58
$0.96
 Cappuccino
$2.99
$2.48
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$2.54
$0.71
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$699
$343
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$557
$236
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1385
$1097
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1086
$515
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$92.3
$30.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$142
$47.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$30.4
$37.1
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
1.55%
17.7%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$5659
$2989
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4292
$620
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.72
$0.35
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$51.6
$15.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$17.6
$10.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.88
$1.08
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.08
$0.58
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.51
$1.09
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.68
$1.07
🥚 Eggs, x12
$3.41
$1.41
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$14.3
$4.05
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$10.6
$4.92
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$17.6
$3.23
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.79
$3.3
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.01
$1.06
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.7
$1.63
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.96
$0.9
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.97
$0.33
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.07
$0.84
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.54
$0.46
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.19
$1.75
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.56
$8.58
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.18
$0.93
🚬 Cigarette pack
$10.1
$1.54
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.27
$6.27
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.83
$3.72
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$2.07
$0.91
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$2.06
$1.28
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$35.2
$34.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$10.5
$4.81
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$26
$20.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$17.1
$2.41
👖 Brand Jeans
$81.5
$22.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$88.8
$34.6
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$653
$125
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$9101
$1720

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Cities Comparison in France vs Rwanda

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In France

City Cost of living Population
Paris
$2095
2.17M
Marseille
$1329
871K
Lyon
$1379
523K
Toulouse
$1327
493K
Montpellier
$1252
296K
Nice
$1419
343K
Nantes
$1214
319K
Strasbourg
$1131
287K
Lille
$1229
234K
Bordeaux
$1315
261K
Boulogne-Billancourt
$1308
122K
Rennes
$1153
220K
Reims
$1326
181K
Toulon
$1259
179K
Angers
$1161
156K
Le Havre
$1124
168K
Aix-en-Provence
$1402
145K
Grenoble
$1211
158K
Clermont-Ferrand
$1225
148K
Saint-Etienne
$952
174K
Le Mans
$1239
144K
Nimes
$1051
149K
Tours
$1142
137K
Villeurbanne
$1329
152K
Dijon
$1100
158K
Annecy
$1567
131K
Limoges
$1105
131K
Brest
$1052
140K
Versailles
$1406
84.8K
Amiens
$1150
135K

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