Kinshasa vs Manaus - Cost of Living Comparison

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Kinshasa Manaus
🚶 Cost of living one person
$1001
$859
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$2720
$2058
🏠 One person rent
$527
$407
🏘️ Family rent
$1405
$683
🍽️ Food expenses
$285
$275
🚐 Transport expenses
$123
$102
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$1024
$532
😷 Air quality
Moderate
Moderate
✈️ Airport proximity
2 km
6 km
🎓 Higher education
31
23
😀 Quality of life
47
55
🏙️ Population
11.9M
2.26M

The cost of living in Kinshasa is 17% more expensive than in Manaus. Cities ranked 5309th and 6183rd ($1001 vs $859) in the list of the most expensive cities in the world and ranked 2nd and 11th in the DR Congo and Brazil, respectively. Check the DR Congo vs Brazil comparison.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1 months in Kinshasa compared to 0.6 months in Manaus. Kinshasa ranked 1st best city to live in the DR Congo vs Manaus ranked 14th in Brazil, while ranked 6524th and 5964th among best cities to live in the world.

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Prices in Kinshasa vs Manaus

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Kinshasa Manaus
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$7.1
$5.39
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$42.5
$26.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$4.66
$7.36
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.27
$2.38
 Cappuccino
$5.07
$2.96
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.16
$1.13
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$792
$499
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$279
$255
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1722
$691
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1053
$494
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$128
$81.6
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$200
$128
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$17.8
$21.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
15.72%
9.89%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$11227
$1617
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$771
$960
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.54
$0.9
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$58.2
$41.3
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$3.09
$6.82
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.93
$1.21
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.97
$1.43
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.36
$1.59
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.38
$1.03
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.98
$2.49
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.57
$10.2
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.38
$4.03
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.86
$7.65
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.88
$2.72
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.16
$1.79
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.43
$1.33
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.11
$2.06
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.02
$1.41
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.58
$1.34
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.89
$0.52
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.6
$1.76
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$10.7
$9.04
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.6
$1.66
🚬 Cigarette pack
$3.87
$2.74
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.46
$4.33
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.25
$3.25
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.22
$1.33
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.81
$0.73
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$58.3
$22
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.08
$6.75
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$38.1
$35.1
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.54
$7.94
👖 Brand Jeans
$23.4
$44.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$59.6
$60.2
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$116
$389
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4181
$5190

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Distance City Cost of living
8 km or 5 mi Brazzaville
$561
61 km or 38 mi Kinkala
$511
114 km or 71 mi Mbanza-Ngungu
$805
197 km or 122 mi Madingou
$509
225 km or 140 mi Kayes
$510
260 km or 162 mi Gamboma
$510
261 km or 162 mi Matadi
$827
302 km or 188 mi Boma
$813
371 km or 230 mi Cabinda
$749
386 km or 240 mi Pointe-Noire
$545
396 km or 246 mi Kikwit
$829
421 km or 262 mi N'zeto
$829
460 km or 286 mi Ambriz
$887
551 km or 343 mi Luanda
$1041
590 km or 366 mi Mbandaka
$825
650 km or 404 mi Tshikapa
$890
809 km or 503 mi Kananga
$934
829 km or 515 mi Port-Gentil
$651
836 km or 520 mi Libreville
$697
914 km or 568 mi Lobito
$733
924 km or 574 mi Bata
$1242
937 km or 582 mi Benguela
$771
938 km or 583 mi Mbuji-Mayi
$958
939 km or 584 mi Huambo
$702
948 km or 589 mi Mwene-Ditu
$833
958 km or 595 mi Berberati
$462
971 km or 603 mi Luena
$767
977 km or 607 mi Gemena
$770
995 km or 618 mi Gandajika
$824
1004 km or 624 mi Yaounde
$567
1033 km or 642 mi Bangui
$489
1075 km or 668 mi Bumba
$804
1085 km or 674 mi Sao Tome
$866
1090 km or 677 mi Trindade
$866
1121 km or 697 mi Douala
$1300
1149 km or 714 mi Limbe
$683
1156 km or 718 mi Malabo
$990
1162 km or 722 mi Buea
$587
1187 km or 737 mi Kindu
$740
1191 km or 740 mi Kumba
$860

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Distance City Cost of living
71 km or 44 mi Manacapuru
$761
175 km or 109 mi Itacoatiara
$761
257 km or 160 mi Maues
$764
364 km or 226 mi Coari
$759
368 km or 229 mi Parintins
$774
466 km or 290 mi Itaituba
$771
484 km or 301 mi Oriximina
$772
522 km or 324 mi Tefe
$634
594 km or 369 mi Santarem
$627
662 km or 412 mi Boa Vista
$683
762 km or 474 mi Porto Velho
$668
828 km or 515 mi Ariquemes
$634
867 km or 539 mi Altamira
$618
892 km or 554 mi Ji-Parana
$631
979 km or 608 mi Rolim de Moura
$631
1030 km or 640 mi Linden
$933
1040 km or 646 mi Santana
$562
1054 km or 655 mi Macapa
$574
1059 km or 658 mi Nieuw Nickerie
$870
1071 km or 666 mi Breves
$605
1072 km or 666 mi Vilhena
$633
1076 km or 669 mi New Amsterdam
$921
1094 km or 680 mi Sinop
$743
1108 km or 689 mi Tabatinga
$635
1118 km or 695 mi Georgetown
$928
1133 km or 704 mi Paramaribo
$896
1151 km or 715 mi Tucurui
$636
1151 km or 715 mi Rio Branco
$761
1165 km or 724 mi Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni
$1248
1172 km or 729 mi Cameta
$617
1231 km or 765 mi Kourou
$1490
1235 km or 767 mi Maraba
$694
1236 km or 768 mi Cayenne
$1528
1246 km or 774 mi Abaetetuba
$577
1264 km or 785 mi Upata
$760
1290 km or 801 mi Puerto Ayacucho
$695
1292 km or 803 mi Belem
$860
1307 km or 812 mi Ciudad Guayana
$868
1307 km or 812 mi Ciudad Bolivar
$824
1308 km or 813 mi Ananindeua
$556