Cost of Living in Butare

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Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$462
$1095
🛋️ Without rent
$254
$742
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$208
$353
🍽️ Food
$195
$521
🚐 Transport
$24.2
$69.3
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$269
😀 Quality of life
24
🏙️ Population
50.2K

The average cost of living in Butare is $462, which is in the top 6% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 8730th out of 9294 in our global list and 8th out of 8 in Rwanda.

The median after-tax salary is $269, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.6 months. Ranked 8845th (TOP 95%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 6th best city to live in Rwanda. With an estimated population of 50.2K, Butare is the 4th largest city in Rwanda.

Why living in Butare is so expensive? Because we have a developed country lifestyle as a reference and in some least developed countries maintaining such a standard of living is hard and expensive. Thus, living costs in Butare for locals and expats differ significantly.

✈️ Closest airport 82 km Kigali International Airport
😷 Air quality Bad 42.8 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 11877 Protestant Institute of Arts and Social Sciences
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Prices in Butare

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$1.96
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$23.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.24
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.8
 Cappuccino
$1.98
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.63
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$212
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$141
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$356
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$270
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$24.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$37.1
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$28.7
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
17.67%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4552
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$11670
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.31
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$11.1
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$10.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.85
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.47
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.97
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.03
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.37
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.12
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.13
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.64
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.81
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.89
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.27
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.8
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.28
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.6
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.42
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.67
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.8
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.79
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.38
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$5.07
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.01
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.73
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.04
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$28.8
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.15
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$16.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$1.96
👖 Brand Jeans
$15.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$28.1
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$106
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1539

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