Cost of living in Bujumbura, Burundi

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 11,606 Franc
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 2,433 Franc
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 5,000 Franc
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 2,584 Franc
12 eggs, large 5,545 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2,282 Franc
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 7,893 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 5,000 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1,437 Franc
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1,393 Franc
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 24,372 Franc
2 liters of Coca-Cola 814 Franc
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1,113 Franc
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 2,431,930 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,190,000 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 40,000 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 670,666 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area -
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 69,412 Franc
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 31,517 Franc
40” flat screen TV 200,000 Franc
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 200,000 Franc
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) -
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 25,000 Franc
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 45,000 Franc
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 20,000 Franc
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 30,000 Franc
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 1,811 Franc
Monthly ticket public transport -
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) -
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 20,000 Franc
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 4,000 Franc
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) -
4 rolls of toilet paper -
Tube of toothpaste -
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city -
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 12,000 Franc
2 tickets to the movies -
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 60,000 Franc
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 10,000 Franc
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 3,341 Franc
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district 66,429 Franc
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 8,000 Franc
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 23 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: November 15, 2017.

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