Cost of Living in Gisenyi

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$620
$1536
🛋️ Without rent
$325
$947
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$295
$589
🍽️ Food
$245
$654
🚐 Transport
$36.5
$102
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$351
😀 Quality of life
29
🏙️ Population
137K

The average cost of living in Gisenyi is $620, which is in the top 21% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 7327th out of 9294 in our global list and 5th out of 8 in Rwanda.

The median after-tax salary is $351, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.6 months. Ranked 8620th (TOP 93%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 3rd best city to live in Rwanda. With an estimated population of 137K, Gisenyi is the 2nd largest city in Rwanda.

Why living in Gisenyi 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 Gisenyi for locals and expats differ significantly.

✈️ Closest airport 2 km Gisenyi Airport
😷 Air quality Moderate 23.6 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 11385 Free University of the Great Lakes Countries
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Prices in Gisenyi

Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.46
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$29.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.93
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.98
 Cappuccino
$2.43
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.79
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$371
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$187
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$805
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$426
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$31.8
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$48.8
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$38.8
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
17.6%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2442
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$518
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.43
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$25.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$13.6
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.06
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.59
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.48
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.28
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.72
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.88
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.14
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.25
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.49
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.13
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.56
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.98
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.34
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.88
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.52
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.78
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$9.75
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.97
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.7
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.28
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.64
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.91
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.27
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$27.4
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$4.92
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$20
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.73
👖 Brand Jeans
$19.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$34.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$133
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1888

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