Cost of living in Kigali, Rwanda

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 5,216 Franc
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 4,295 Franc
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 2,364 Franc
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 988 Franc
12 eggs, large 1,333 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 701 Franc
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 4,209 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 2,822 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 485 Franc
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 739 Franc
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 11,177 Franc
2 liters of Coca-Cola 2,120 Franc
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1,020 Franc
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 978,295 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 549,833 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 67,231 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 337,247 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 485,185 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 31,250 Franc
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 27,279 Franc
40” flat screen TV 472,239 Franc
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 150,667 Franc
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 6,358 Franc
Hourly rate for cleaning help 2,469 Franc
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 46,667 Franc
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 25,000 Franc
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 30,750 Franc
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 48,750 Franc
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 9,027,100 Franc
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 926 Franc
Monthly ticket public transport 11,138 Franc
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 7,835 Franc
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 4,834 Franc
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 5,705 Franc
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 27,368 Franc
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 2,819 Franc
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 3,119 Franc
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 5,511 Franc
4 rolls of toilet paper 689 Franc
Tube of toothpaste 897 Franc
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 12,296 Franc
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 14,457 Franc
2 tickets to the movies 8,361 Franc
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 12,530 Franc
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 47,742 Franc
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 5,627 Franc
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 2,452 Franc
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 902 Franc
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 390,000 Franc
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 62 Franc
1 month of gym membership in business district 27,745 Franc
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 1,017 Franc
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 220 prices entered by 18 different people.
Latest price update: February 22, 2018.

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