Cost of living in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Summary of cost of living in Kinshasa

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 8,354,310 Franc
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 5,000,775 Franc
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.

List of prices in Kinshasa
Current as of Jan 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 22,957 Franc
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 12,474 Franc
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 8,119 Franc
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 3,188 Franc
12 eggs, large 3,726 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 4,642 Franc
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 12,355 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 7,100 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 5,787 Franc
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 2,038 Franc
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 20,558 Franc
2 liters of coca-cola 3,715 Franc
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 2,094 Franc
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 5,187,450 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 2,542,860 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 191,667 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 2,083,010 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 956,739 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 82,500 Franc
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 141,483 Franc
40” flat screen tv 913,125 Franc
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 295,000 Franc
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 23,732 Franc
Hourly rate for cleaning help 200,000 Franc
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 60,251 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) 158,385 Franc
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 151,500 Franc
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 23,150,700 Franc
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 1,536 Franc
Monthly ticket public transport 55,618 Franc
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 37,703 Franc
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 10,919 Franc
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 18,705 Franc
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 59,583 Franc
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 15,550 Franc
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 12,353 Franc
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 10,632 Franc
4 rolls of toilet paper 4,425 Franc
Tube of toothpaste 3,105 Franc
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 22,848 Franc
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 51,667 Franc
2 tickets to the movies 27,669 Franc
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 43,288 Franc
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 97,857 Franc
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 12,940 Franc
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 5,939 Franc
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 3,776 Franc
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 933,634 Franc
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 172 Franc
1 month of gym membership in business district 174,359 Franc
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 3,851 Franc
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 70 prices entered by 8 different people.
Latest price update: January 20, 2022

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