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Cost of Living in Rwanda

Cost of living in Rwanda is 50.78% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Rwanda is 65.98% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 1,756.52 RF 1,200.00-3,000.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 20,000.00 RF 20,000.00-30,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 4,506.09 RF 2,500.00-5,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 800.00 RF 700.00-1,000.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1,500.00 RF 1,000.00-1,700.00
Cappuccino (regular) 1,610.14 RF 1,200.00-2,101.43
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 376.57 RF 300.00-700.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 354.08 RF 300.00-500.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2,202.42 RF 1,514.17-3,785.41
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1,018.06 RF 907.19-1,360.78
Rice (white), (1 lb) 430.91 RF 317.52-544.31
Eggs (12) 1,217.50 RF 1,100.00-1,440.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,632.93 RF 1,133.98-2,041.17
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 2,410.52 RF 1,360.78-4,535.93
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,115.84 RF 907.19-1,360.78
Apples (1 lb) 718.19 RF 408.23-1,133.98
Banana (1 lb) 254.01 RF 226.80-453.59
Oranges (1 lb) 423.35 RF 226.80-680.39
Tomato (1 lb) 304.56 RF 226.80-362.87
Potato (1 lb) 149.04 RF 68.04-226.80
Onion (1 lb) 245.70 RF 204.12-272.16
Lettuce (1 head) 360.00 RF 100.00-500.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 800.00 RF 500.00-1,200.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10,000.00 RF 9,000.00-12,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 731.25 RF 500.00-1,000.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1,285.71 RF 1,000.00-2,000.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 967.61 RF 800.00-1,000.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 250.00 RF 230.00-300.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 8,000.00 RF 6,000.00-12,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3,000.00 RF 1,500.00-5,000.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2,414.02 RF 1,609.34-3,218.69
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 5,000.00 RF 3,000.00-5,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3,482.24 RF 3,293.31-3,785.41
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 8,000,000.00 RF 5,000,000.00-10,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 15,000,000.00 RF 14,000,000.00-16,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 35,000.00 RF 20,000.00-50,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 74.00 RF 30.00-120.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 147,500.00 RF 20,000.00-280,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 29,444.44 RF 20,000.00-50,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 4,600.00 RF 3,000.00-5,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 4,873.00 RF 4,000.00-5,000.00
Childcare [ Edit ] Avg.
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 75,000.00 RF
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 1,500,000.00 RF
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 24,000.00 RF 8,000.00-40,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 25,000.00 RF 10,000.00-40,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 30,833.33 RF 25,000.00-60,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 35,833.33 RF 21,000.00-70,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 281,875.00 RF 150,000.00-377,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 200,000.00 RF 100,000.00-200,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 543,750.00 RF 350,000.00-800,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 547,500.00 RF 300,000.00-1,008,688.28
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 464,511.33 RF
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 696,767.00 RF 278,706.80-1,114,827.20
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 229,954.36 RF
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 18.83 17.00-20.00

Prices in Rwanda

These data are based on 546 entries in the past 18 months from 58 different contributors.
Last update: February, 2017
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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