Cost of living index in Congo

Milk (1Liter / 0.26Gallon) 2.43 (USD)
Eggs (30 pack) 9.53 (USD)
White bread (100g loaf) 0.27 (USD)
Rice (1kg / 2.2lbs) 3.22 (USD)
Cheese (1kg / 2.2lbs) 16.98 (USD)
Boneless chicken breast (1kg / 2.2lbs) 6.21 (USD)
Beef steak (1kg / 2.2lbs) 27.56 (USD)
Banana (1kg / 2.2lbs) 4.86 (USD)
Oranges (1kg / 2.2lbs) 6.51 (USD)
Apples (1kg / 2.2lbs) 6.46 (USD)
Onions (1kg / 2.2lbs) 4.73 (USD)
Potato (1kg / 2.2lbs) 5.03 (USD)
Tomato (1kg / 2.2lbs) 5.83 (USD)
Lettuce (1 leaf) 1.91 (USD)
Bottle of Water (1.5L / 50oz) 1.22 (USD)
Bottle of Red Wine 10.2 (USD)
Local beer (33cl / 11oz) 0.84 (USD)
Imported beer (33cl / 11oz) 2.89 (USD)
Pack of cigarettes (20 units) 2.92 (USD)
Fast food meal (MCD Big mac) 15.22 (USD)
Meal in cheap restaurant 11.88 (USD)
Meal in high end restaurant 38.41 (USD)
Bottle of Water (33cl / 11oz) 0.82 (USD)
Cup of coffee 4.19 (USD)
Limonade (Coca cola) 1.48 (USD)
Local beer (33cl / 11oz) 0.97 (USD)
Imported beer (33cl / 11oz) 2.91 (USD)
Sport shoes (Nike / Adidas) 191.65 (USD)
Mens Dress shoes 177.61 (USD)
High quality jeans 38.93 (USD)
womens summer dress 69.43 (USD)
Taxi minimum charge 1.75 (USD)
Taxi fare (1km / 0.6mile) 1.46 (USD)
Taxi 1 hour waiting 4.37 (USD)
Bus or metro ticket (One way) 0.48 (USD)
One month pass 29.11 (USD)
Gas price (1Liter / 0.26Gallon) 1.32 (USD)
Mid range compact car (Honda Civic) 33264 (USD)
Mid range family car (Toyota corolla) 31496.8 (USD)
Gym monthly membership cost 109.98 (USD)
1 hour tennis court rental 26.95 (USD)
Cinema ticket price 9.9 (USD)
1 bedroom flat in city center 1232.64 (USD)
3 bedrooms flat in city center 2223.61 (USD)
1 bedroom flat outside city center 1529.55 (USD)
3 bedrooms flat outside city center 1106.76 (USD)
Square meter price in city center 10265.6 (USD)
Square meter price outside city center 1652.06 (USD)
Monthly (Natural Gas, Electricity, Water, AC) for family 199.98 (USD)
50 mbps unlimited internet (ADSL or Fiber optic) 231 (USD)
Local calls mobile tariff for 1 mn 0.26 (USD)
Kindergarten or preschool monthly fees 308.88 (USD)
Average primary, secondary and high school yearly fees 11024.6 (USD)
Average monthly net salary 864.27 (USD)
Average yearly interest rates on home loans 16.16 %

Grocery budget for one person per month in Congo

On average a signle person can spend arround 268 (USD) a month which is considered on the expensive side comparing to other places in the world. This will cover all your supermarket needs such as fruit, vegetables, dairy products and drinking water.
Note that cigarettes, beers and wine are excluded from this expenses report.

Grocery budget for two people per month in Congo

445 (USD) will be enough for grocery shopping for a couple or two people splitting supermarket expenses.
this budget is considered a bit expensive if we compare it to the average worldwide, this budget will cover their monthly needs on dairy products, fruits and veggies and all other supermarket expenses excluding cigarettes, wine and beer.

Grocery budget for family of 4 per month in Congo

Grocery expenses for family of 4 people can be on average 705 (USD) per month in Congo, if we compare it to other big cities in the world this amount is considered not cheap at all.
This report is taking in consideration all monthly needs for the family from supermarket including bakery and dairy products.

Average living cost in Congo for one person per month

An average single consumer can make it through one month in Congo for arround 2380 (USD), which puts it among the most expensive cities in the world, yes quality of life and high standards of living comes at price.
This will cover all you basic needs, supermarket shopping will cost on average 268 (USD) while renting a one bedroom appartement a bit far from city center will cost around 1530 (USD), transportation, home utilities and gym membership can cost on average 596 (USD).

Average living cost in Congo for a couple per month

Monthly cost of living for a couple in Congo can average 3612 (USD), which is considered quite expensive but comparing to salaries couple can have decent life if they own a stable job.
Rent will take the big part it can cost arround 2294 (USD) for a single bedroom flat close to city center, grocery shopping can cost on average 445 (USD) while home utilities, gym, one month transportation and mobile for two people membership can be arround 751 (USD).

Average living cost in Congo for family of 4 per month

For a decent living standard a family of 4 people can make through a month in Congo for about 4659 (USD), which is expensive if we put it in comparison against other cities in the world.
Three bedroom appartement not far from city center can cost 1549 (USD), if we do the calculation, private school for two childs will average monthly about 1323 (USD), while supermarket expenses will cost for the family not less than 705 (USD), home expenses such as wifi, water, electricity and mobile membership will cost about 478 (USD).




Cost of living by city in Congo