Cost of Living in Kigali

Summary about cost of living in Kigali, Rwanda:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 3,250.00 RF 1,500.00-5,000.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 40,000.00 RF 20,000.00-50,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6,000.00 RF 5,000.00-7,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1,000.00 RF 800.00-1,747.20
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2,000.00 RF 1,000.00-2,500.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2,499.30 RF 1,000.00-4,000.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 768.37 RF 500.00-1,500.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 572.16 RF 500.00-1,000.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2,701.41 RF 1,514.17-4,163.95
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1,031.92 RF 907.19-1,360.78
Rice (white), (1 lb) 498.95 RF 408.23-589.67
Eggs (regular) (12) 1,351.67 RF 1,200.00-1,800.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,684.77 RF 680.39-4,082.34
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2,105.97 RF 1,043.26-2,948.35
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,474.18 RF 1,179.34-1,814.37
Apples (1 lb) 1,555.18 RF 907.19-2,267.96
Banana (1 lb) 504.62 RF 272.16-680.39
Oranges (1 lb) 748.43 RF 362.87-907.19
Tomato (1 lb) 445.09 RF 181.44-544.31
Potato (1 lb) 153.09 RF 90.72-226.80
Onion (1 lb) 411.07 RF 317.52-453.59
Lettuce (1 head) 520.00 RF 200.00-1,000.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 777.78 RF 600.00-1,500.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9,000.00 RF 6,000.00-20,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 982.58 RF 600.00-1,212.12
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1,366.67 RF 1,000.00-2,000.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 1,500.00 RF 1,000.00-2,000.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 300.00 RF 220.00-500.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 15,000.00 RF 12,000.00-20,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2,750.00 RF 1,500.00-4,000.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2,414.02 RF 1,126.54-4,828.03
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 12,500.00 RF 7,500.00-20,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3,973.42 RF 3,785.41-4,163.95
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,000,000.00 RF 20,000,000.00-25,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 8,750,000.00 RF 8,000,000.00-10,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 54,601.65 RF 25,000.00-97,211.57
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 90.71 RF 20.00-120.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 35,800.00 RF 25,000.00-70,000.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 30,909.09 RF 20,000.00-50,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 7,800.00 RF 5,000.00-15,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 5,000.00 RF 4,000.00-8,153.59
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 134,826.39 RF 45,833.33-277,777.75
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 1,679,375.00 RF 600,000.00-3,285,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 18,181.82 RF 8,000.00-45,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 26,875.00 RF 15,000.00-50,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 27,222.22 RF 15,000.00-50,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 42,485.99 RF 30,000.00-80,000.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 448,553.57 RF 300,000.00-700,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 241,666.67 RF 150,000.00-450,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,227,599.66 RF 600,000.00-1,800,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 612,035.71 RF 300,000.00-1,000,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 310,634.33 RF 139,353.40-781,993.49
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,811,841.94 RF 74,321.81-6,038,647.34
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 362,875.00 RF
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 17.11 11.00-19.00

Prices in Kigali

This city had 415 entries in the past 12 months by 40 different contributors.
Last update: March 2021
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4 Comments so far
Anonymous on Nov 04, 2020:
I'm planning of attending a university in Rwanda, can you give me the update on their education system, I want to know how the uni life in Kigali is. I want to compare it to the university education in Ghana so I can decide.
Keely Alexander on Aug 17, 2020:
Hello, my name is Keely presently residing in the United states, cincinnati, Ohio to be exact! I'm really planning on making a major move from here all the way to Africa, my 3 children and I! All we know is the English language but are willing to learn the language to adapt with everyone else. I really dont know where to start looking for housing,employment, schooling or anything, but I know for sure Kigali is where we want to reside
Anonymous on Jul 08, 2017:
Hello I am presently in Nairobi, and moving to Kigali, could you please let me know the updated cost including school,also need to know whether there are some infian social committee or group
Daniel Edafe U on Jul 06, 2017:
I presently work in UAE as a Medical Laboratory technologist. But the cost of living and raising a family here is outrageous.I am a nigerian seeking a peaceful,safe country in Africa to live, work and possibly invest later on..in agriculture and the health sector.Checking online rwanda popped up as one of the safest countries in the world. Can you please guide me and give me more information that can help me...Thank you