Cost of living in Republic of the Congo

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 7,529 Franc
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 7,494 Franc
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 3,000 Franc
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 3,000 Franc
12 eggs, large 2,103 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2,406 Franc
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 4,000 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,753 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 753 Franc
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 401 Franc
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 3,747 Franc
2 liters of Coca-Cola 1,247 Franc
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 2,500 Franc
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 553,651 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 477,789 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 57,759 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 100,000 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 80,000 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 25,000 Franc
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 44,598 Franc
40” flat screen TV 223,563 Franc
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 200,000 Franc
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 4,483 Franc
Hourly rate for cleaning help 80,000 Franc
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 57,012 Franc
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 75,000 Franc
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 97,241 Franc
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 97,241 Franc
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 2,000,000 Franc
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 680 Franc
Monthly ticket public transport -
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 3,000 Franc
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 53,046 Franc
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 32,701 Franc
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 25,000 Franc
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 4,670 Franc
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 4,241 Franc
4 rolls of toilet paper 2,000 Franc
Tube of toothpaste 2,747 Franc
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 10,000 Franc
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 27,241 Franc
2 tickets to the movies 5,000 Franc
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 62,356 Franc
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 29,770 Franc
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 7,471 Franc
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 1,989 Franc
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 500,000 Franc
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1,000 Franc
1 month of gym membership in business district 50,000 Franc
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 15,000 Franc

Map of Cost of Living in Republic of the Congo

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This map shows only the top cities in Republic of the Congo. 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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