Cost of Living in Kigali

Summary about cost of living in Kigali, Rwanda:

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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 3,000.00 RF 1,500.00-5,000.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 30,000.00 RF 20,000.00-50,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8,000.00 RF 7,000.00-9,899.81
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1,000.00 RF 700.00-1,500.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2,000.00 RF 1,000.00-3,299.94
Cappuccino (regular) 2,500.00 RF 2,000.00-3,299.94
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 776.21 RF 500.00-1,000.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 550.81 RF 400.00-800.00
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2,921.92 RF 1,627.73-4,542.50
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 976.97 RF 816.47-1,360.78
Rice (white), (1 lb) 659.45 RF 272.16-907.19
Eggs (regular) (12) 1,680.00 RF 780.00-2,400.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2,135.11 RF 1,360.78-5,443.11
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2,721.56 RF 907.19-4,082.34
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,644.27 RF 816.47-2,267.96
Apples (1 lb) 2,005.53 RF 907.19-2,721.56
Banana (1 lb) 566.99 RF 317.52-907.19
Oranges (1 lb) 1,088.62 RF 272.16-1,814.37
Tomato (1 lb) 498.95 RF 226.80-907.19
Potato (1 lb) 223.50 RF 90.72-408.23
Onion (1 lb) 300.73 RF 181.44-907.19
Lettuce (1 head) 706.25 RF 500.00-1,000.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 762.50 RF 600.00-1,000.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9,500.00 RF 4,500.00-20,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 966.67 RF 600.00-1,500.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1,587.50 RF 500.00-2,500.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 1,500.00 RF 1,000.00-3,500.00
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 349.00 RF 300.00-1,000.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 13,000.00 RF 10,000.00-25,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3,000.00 RF 2,000.00-5,000.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,609.34 RF 804.67-4,828.03
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 10,000.00 RF 10,000.00-20,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5,668.02 RF 4,163.95-6,075.59
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,000,000.00 RF 22,000,000.00-24,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 16,000,000.00 RF 8,000,000.00-19,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 59,651.45 RF 25,000.00-100,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 83.33 RF 24.00-100.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 36,777.78 RF 28,000.00-50,000.00
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 38,750.00 RF 30,000.00-60,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 5,500.00 RF 3,000.00-10,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 5,000.00 RF 4,500.00-8,400.58
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 164,730.15 RF 47,000.00-300,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 1,810,625.00 RF 500,000.00-3,600,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 21,875.00 RF 12,000.00-45,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 33,125.52 RF 15,000.00-60,004.12
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 35,888.89 RF 25,000.00-80,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 51,667.22 RF 30,000.00-80,000.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 557,142.86 RF 300,000.00-1,250,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 349,998.67 RF 200,000.00-600,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,260,014.01 RF 800,000.00-1,800,123.61
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 608,748.14 RF 350,000.00-900,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 255,239.18 RF 139,353.40-879,975.66
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,053,140.10 RF 46,451.13-6,038,647.34
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 442,857.14 RF
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 17.69 16.50-19.00

Prices in Kigali

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Last update: March 2023
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5 Comments so far
Emmanuel on Nov 17, 2022:
Greetings please I need to know how much for a rent in rwanda for a month or year thank you
Enow Arrey Vincent on Oct 31, 2021:
I live in Yaounde, Cameroon but want my daughter to study in Kigali.
I need info on university tuition fees, accommodation,living cost and the possibility of getting a student job
Bobbie Jackson on Apr 17, 2021:
I'm planning on relocating to Kigali in the upcoming year. At the present time I'm residing in Frisco, TX. So far I have looked at some houses and apartments through Plut Properties. I will need leads on a job. My professional background is Administrative Assistant and Paraprofessional Teacher's Aide. Also would like to know is it cheaper to purchase a car there in Kigali or import my vehicle to Africa, what does it cost? Thank you for your feedback.
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