Cost of living in Burundi

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 9,769 Franc
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 2,000 Franc
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 5,000 Franc
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1,200 Franc
12 eggs, large 3,000 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2,500 Franc
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,600 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 5,000 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1,000 Franc
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1,300 Franc
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 25,000 Franc
2 liters of Coca-Cola 600 Franc
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1,200 Franc
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 3,000,000 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area -
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat -
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 500,000 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 100,000 Franc
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) -
40” flat screen TV 200,000 Franc
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) -
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) -
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) -
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) -
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) -
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes -
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 2,100 Franc
Monthly ticket public transport -
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) -
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) -
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
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub -
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 -
1 cocktail drink in downtown club -
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 4,000 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 75,000 Franc
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes -

Map of Cost of Living in Burundi

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This map shows only the top cities in Burundi. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan.

The color of each marker corresponds with the Cost of Living in the city. Red markers show more expensive cities, green ones show cheaper cities.
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

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Recent Prices Added

  • 1 liter of gasoline in Bujumbura costs 2,100 Franc (5 days ago)