Cost of Living in Kigali

Summary about cost of living in Kigali, Rwanda:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 2,500.00 RF 1,500.00-5,000.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 35,000.00 RF 20,000.00-50,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 8,000.00 RF 7,500.00-9,223.04
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1,000.00 RF 700.00-1,500.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2,000.00 RF 1,000.00-3,000.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2,611.11 RF 1,615.39-4,000.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 707.69 RF 500.00-1,500.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 505.13 RF 400.00-800.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 2,178.33 RF 1,514.17-3,785.41
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 927.60 RF 816.47-1,360.78
Rice (white), (1 lb) 509.03 RF 362.87-544.31
Eggs (regular) (12) 1,441.54 RF 840.00-1,800.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 1,948.40 RF 1,360.78-4,082.34
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2,116.77 RF 1,133.98-2,948.35
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,587.58 RF 1,133.98-1,814.37
Apples (1 lb) 1,616.73 RF 907.19-2,267.96
Banana (1 lb) 498.95 RF 272.16-680.39
Oranges (1 lb) 822.14 RF 272.16-1,360.78
Tomato (1 lb) 443.87 RF 181.44-544.31
Potato (1 lb) 150.33 RF 90.72-181.44
Onion (1 lb) 395.76 RF 181.44-453.59
Lettuce (1 head) 707.14 RF 200.00-900.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 700.00 RF 500.00-800.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 9,000.00 RF 6,000.00-17,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 932.58 RF 600.00-1,212.12
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1,528.57 RF 1,000.00-2,500.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 1,500.00 RF 1,000.00-3,500.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 398.00 RF 300.00-500.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 14,000.00 RF 12,000.00-35,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3,000.00 RF 1,500.00-5,000.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,609.34 RF 1,126.54-4,828.03
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 12,500.00 RF 7,000.00-20,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4,231.38 RF 3,785.41-5,110.31
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,000,000.00 RF 20,000,000.00-24,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 14,000,000.00 RF 8,000,000.00-15,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 53,579.06 RF 25,000.00-100,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 76.00 RF 20.00-120.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 36,000.00 RF 25,000.00-50,000.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 37,777.78 RF 20,000.00-80,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 8,166.67 RF 5,000.00-20,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 5,000.00 RF 5,000.00-7,000.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 132,825.39 RF 47,000.00-277,777.75
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 1,748,125.00 RF 500,000.00-3,500,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 24,375.00 RF 12,000.00-45,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 29,882.77 RF 15,000.00-54,179.36
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 36,000.00 RF 25,000.00-50,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 51,626.90 RF 30,000.00-80,000.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 388,893.99 RF 300,000.00-700,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 282,798.88 RF 150,000.00-512,391.04
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,260,607.24 RF 600,000.00-1,800,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 558,418.43 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 312,179.00 RF 139,353.40-819,818.84
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) 400,375.00 RF
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 17.57 11.00-19.00

Prices in Kigali

This city had 287 entries in the past 12 months by 28 different contributors.
Last update: May 2022
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4 Comments so far
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