Cost of living in Kigali, Rwanda

Summary of cost of living in Kigali

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 2,111,724 Franc
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 1,073,603 Franc
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Kigali, Rwanda. Current as of May 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 5,043 Franc
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 5,016 Franc
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 4,147 Franc
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1,000 Franc
12 eggs, large 1,753 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1,245 Franc
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 5,292 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3,545 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 371 Franc
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 834 Franc
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 12,797 Franc
2 liters of coca-cola 1,846 Franc
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 911 Franc
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 980,828 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 464,748 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 89,877 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 480,351 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 237,210 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 71,805 Franc
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 31,317 Franc
40” flat screen tv 359,699 Franc
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 123,875 Franc
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 5,964 Franc
Hourly rate for cleaning help 6,465 Franc
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 22,296 Franc
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 23,513 Franc
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 27,858 Franc
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 48,204 Franc
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 10,887,300 Franc
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 1,051 Franc
Monthly ticket public transport 21,522 Franc
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 8,459 Franc
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 3,573 Franc
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 6,537 Franc
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 21,834 Franc
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 3,646 Franc
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 6,045 Franc
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 3,857 Franc
4 rolls of toilet paper 928 Franc
Tube of toothpaste 1,241 Franc
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 3,748 Franc
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 19,123 Franc
2 tickets to the movies 8,351 Franc
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 55,136 Franc
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 26,506 Franc
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 5,469 Franc
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 3,118 Franc
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 1,156 Franc
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 302,163 Franc
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 75 Franc
1 month of gym membership in business district 41,501 Franc
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 1,967 Franc
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 233 prices entered by 16 different people.
Latest price update: May 07, 2021

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