Cost of living in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Summary of cost of living in Kinshasa

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 7,124,392 Franc
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 4,503,079 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 Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Current as of Oct 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 21,021 Franc
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 11,847 Franc
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 7,596 Franc
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 3,125 Franc
12 eggs, large 3,569 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 3,778 Franc
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 10,822 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 8,502 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 5,820 Franc
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 1,975 Franc
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 17,918 Franc
2 liters of coca-cola 3,276 Franc
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 2,013 Franc
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 4,379,900 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 2,766,670 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 178,571 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 2,064,290 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 1,117,010 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 96,667 Franc
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 145,939 Franc
40” flat screen tv 913,125 Franc
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 321,667 Franc
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 30,000 Franc
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 56,333 Franc
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 74,545 Franc
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 166,000 Franc
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 131,200 Franc
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 26,000,000 Franc
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 1,472 Franc
Monthly ticket public transport 45,938 Franc
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 10,177 Franc
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 11,800 Franc
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 20,000 Franc
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 53,500 Franc
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 15,678 Franc
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 7,979 Franc
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 7,579 Franc
4 rolls of toilet paper 4,160 Franc
Tube of toothpaste 2,525 Franc
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 22,047 Franc
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 56,667 Franc
2 tickets to the movies 24,000 Franc
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 33,000 Franc
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 100,833 Franc
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 12,571 Franc
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 5,939 Franc
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 3,956 Franc
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 172 Franc
1 month of gym membership in business district 184,583 Franc
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 3,774 Franc
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 22 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: October 25, 2020

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