Cost of Living in Kigali

Summary of cost of living in Kigali, Rwanda:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 4,250.00 RF 2,500.00-7,000.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 40,000.00 RF 25,000.00-50,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8,000.00 RF 7,000.00-10,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1,250.00 RF 800.00-1,500.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2,750.00 RF 1,500.00-4,000.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2,625.00 RF 2,000.00-4,000.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 928.57 RF 800.00-1,000.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 625.00 RF 500.00-1,000.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3,896.75 RF 1,892.71-5,678.12
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1,186.90 RF 725.75-1,814.37
Rice (white), (1 lb) 767.87 RF 544.31-1,133.98
Eggs (regular) (12) 2,062.50 RF 1,200.00-3,000.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2,806.61 RF 907.19-5,443.11
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 3,175.15 RF 907.19-4,082.34
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2,105.97 RF 1,133.98-3,175.15
Apples (1 lb) 2,078.97 RF 907.19-2,948.35
Banana (1 lb) 652.04 RF 453.59-907.19
Oranges (1 lb) 1,101.58 RF 453.59-2,267.96
Tomato (1 lb) 638.81 RF 272.16-1,360.78
Potato (1 lb) 283.50 RF 181.44-453.59
Onion (1 lb) 364.62 RF 226.80-680.39
Lettuce (1 head) 657.14 RF 300.00-1,000.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 962.50 RF 700.00-1,500.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 11,000.00 RF 5,000.00-20,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1,090.00 RF 600.00-1,500.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2,040.00 RF 500.00-3,000.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2,500.00 RF 800.00-4,000.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1,000.00 RF 400.00-1,500.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 26,500.00 RF 5,000.00-50,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5,000.00 RF 2,500.00-5,000.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,609.34 RF 804.67-2,414.02
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 15,000.00 RF 10,000.00-20,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6,066.85 RF 5,685.69-6,204.29
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,000,000.00 RF
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,333,333.33 RF 25,000,000.00-35,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 50,000.00 RF 40,000.00-80,000.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 14,285.71 RF 10,000.00-30,000.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 35,142.86 RF 28,000.00-50,000.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 40,000.00 RF 30,000.00-50,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 5,000.00 RF 0.00-10,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 4,000.00 RF 3,000.00-5,000.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 261,111.11 RF 83,333.33-400,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 8,333,333.33 RF 1,000,000.00-20,000,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 27,500.00 RF 8,000.00-30,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 44,596.13 RF 15,000.00-68,788.39
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 36,250.00 RF 25,000.00-80,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 46,250.00 RF 40,000.00-55,000.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 600,000.00 RF 350,000.00-1,250,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 333,333.33 RF 200,000.00-650,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,016,666.67 RF 800,000.00-1,500,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 528,571.43 RF 350,000.00-900,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 1,574,503.10 RF 251,797.51-4,645,113.34
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 2,554,812.34 RF 1,393,534.00-3,716,090.67
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 337,500.00 RF
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 17.20 15.00-19.00

Prices in Kigali

This city had 357 entries in the past 12 months by 39 different contributors.
Last update: February 2024
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6 Comments so far
rwandan on Nov 22, 2023:
Rwanda best cointry in Africa
Glory to Kagame
Rwanda big cities Safer than most cities in USA
Law and order in Rwanda
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