Travel budget and cost of living in Congo how much does a trip cost?

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Travel budget in Congo

Congo: calculate your travel budget

Congo: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Congo for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 72 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 21 per person
  • $ 2.4 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1636* (2520420 CDF)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 85 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 37 per person
  • $ 10.4 per person
  • $ 20 per person

Total budget:

$ 3038* (4681474 CDF)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 191 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 43 per person
  • $ 26 per person
  • $ 39 per person

Total budget:

$ 5646* (8700426 CDF)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).


Cost of living in Congo in 2019

Cost of living: Congo VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Congo in 2019 is 24% higher than in United States.

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Congo in 2019 and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Congo by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Congo compared to the national average.

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Local prices in Congo by expense type

Restaurant budget in Congo

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Congo is essentially the same as in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 13/person
($ 11 to $ 22)

13% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 22/person
($ 21 to $ 32)

22% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 17/person
($ 11 to $ 20)

121% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Local beer
Local beer
$ 2.2 for 500ml
($ 1.6 to $ 2.4)

49% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 3.2 for 330ml
($ 2.2 to $ 5.4)

5% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.9/cup
($ 3.2 to $ 6.1)

8% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.6/can
($ 1.1 to $ 3.2)

20% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.2/bottle
($ 0.8 to $ 1.6)

24% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Congo

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Congo is essentially the same as in United States.
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 72/night
($ 72 to $ 72)

42% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 98/night
($ 69 to $ 134)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 284/night
($ 216 to $ 414)

10% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 251/night
($ 218 to $ 287)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 502
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 278/month
($ 188 to $ 413)

67% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 61/month
($ 61 to $ 61)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 213
Family room
Family room
$ 374/month
($ 342 to $ 401)

113% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Supermarket food budget in Congo

On average, the price of supermarket food in Congo is 49% more expensive than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 2.4/litre
($ 2.2 to $ 2.6)

172% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.9/500g
($ 1.1 to $ 3.2)

31% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 4.3/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 7.5)

6% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.8/12 eggs
($ 3.1 to $ 4.3)

57% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 20/kg
($ 17 to $ 22)

68% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 5.7/kg
($ 2.9 to $ 11)

36% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9
Apples
Apples
$ 7/kg
($ 4.3 to $ 8.6)

51% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.7
Oranges
Oranges
$ 7/kg
($ 3.2 to $ 8.6)

65% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 6.5/kg
($ 3.2 to $ 7)

51% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 5.7/kg
($ 3.2 to $ 7)

115% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 2.2/salad
($ 1.1 to $ 3.2)

32% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.7
($ 0.7 to $ 3.2)

14% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 26/kg
($ 12 to $ 39)

102% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Congo

On average, the price of transport in Congo costs 12% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.6/ticket
($ 0.6 to $ 0.6)

77% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 87/month
($ 33 to $ 108)

14% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.6/km
($ 1.1 to $ 1.6)

17% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.3/litre
($ 1 to $ 2.2)

76% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.7
($ 1.1 to $ 1.9)

53% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.5

Budget for living and housing in Congo

On average, the cost of housing in Congo is 34% more expensive than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 173/month
($ 87 to $ 300)

6% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.2/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.6)

123% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 1436/month
($ 751 to $ 1928)

7% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1352
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 965/month
($ 376 to $ 1820)

9% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1066
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 2837/month
($ 2142 to $ 3748)

29% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2210
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1473/month
($ 964 to $ 2034)

14% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1725
Gym
Gym
$ 140/month
($ 33 to $ 268)

264% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 268/month
($ 216 to $ 536)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 944
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 12416/yr
($ 5888 to $ 21194)

32% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18299

Leisure activity budget in Congo

On average, budget for leisure activities in Congo is 74% more expensive than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 20/ticket
($ 11 to $ 22)

47% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 33/hr
($ 28 to $ 44)

101% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 16

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Congo

On average, shopping budget in Congo is 28% more expensive than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 3/pack
($ 2.7 to $ 3.2)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.5
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 57
($ 33 to $ 130)

20% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 33
($ 22 to $ 130)

13% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 187
($ 108 to $ 237)

136% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 79
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 162
($ 108 to $ 268)

59% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 102

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About the information on the cost of living in Congo

The information about the cost of living in Congo shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Congo updated on 20-05-2019.

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