Cost of living in Kigali, Rwanda

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 5,106 Franc
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 4,778 Franc
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 2,682 Franc
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1,044 Franc
12 eggs, large 1,426 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 818 Franc
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 4,055 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 2,949 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 388 Franc
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 848 Franc
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 11,696 Franc
2 liters of Coca-Cola 1,854 Franc
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1,035 Franc
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 1,146,640 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 537,438 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 57,603 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 567,517 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 453,052 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 103,333 Franc
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 26,614 Franc
40” flat screen TV 403,646 Franc
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 134,517 Franc
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 4,907 Franc
Hourly rate for cleaning help 12,938 Franc
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 24,668 Franc
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 22,113 Franc
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 27,407 Franc
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 47,037 Franc
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 9,008,830 Franc
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 953 Franc
Monthly ticket public transport 13,553 Franc
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 7,307 Franc
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 5,822 Franc
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 6,111 Franc
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 19,392 Franc
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 3,204 Franc
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 3,458 Franc
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 5,246 Franc
4 rolls of toilet paper 732 Franc
Tube of toothpaste 1,126 Franc
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 12,160 Franc
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 11,411 Franc
2 tickets to the movies 8,551 Franc
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 25,000 Franc
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 40,912 Franc
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 5,685 Franc
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 2,462 Franc
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 1,226 Franc
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 330,000 Franc
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 100 Franc
1 month of gym membership in business district 29,389 Franc
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 1,566 Franc
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 278 prices entered by 19 different people.
Latest price update: August 16, 2018.

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