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:

  • $ 75 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 18 per person
  • $ 2.4 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1604* (2477426 CDF)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 88 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 35 per person
  • $ 10.4 per person
  • $ 20 per person

Total budget:

$ 3007* (4643716 CDF)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 191 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 42 per person
  • $ 26 per person
  • $ 39 per person

Total budget:

$ 5606* (8659490 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 essentially the same as 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

Congo: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Congo costs 10% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 12/person
($ 8.4 to $ 23)

26% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 23/person
($ 16 to $ 32)

21% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 16/person
($ 11 to $ 20)

99% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.9
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.9 for 500ml
($ 1.1 to $ 2.7)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.9
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 3.5 for 330ml
($ 2.2 to $ 5.4)

15% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.8/cup
($ 2.7 to $ 6.2)

15% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.5
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.4/can
($ 1.1 to $ 2.5)

27% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.8/bottle
($ 0.6 to $ 1.2)

47% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6

Congo: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Congo is 36% more expensive than in United States.
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 75/night
($ 75 to $ 75)

40% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 101/night
($ 71 to $ 136)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 179
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 281/night
($ 223 to $ 389)

9% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 260
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 260/night
($ 224 to $ 298)

48% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 500
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 525/month
($ 525 to $ 525)

216% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 277/month
($ 200 to $ 389)

67% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 318/month
($ 318 to $ 318)

46% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 219
Family room
Family room
$ 311/month
($ 237 to $ 367)

77% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Congo: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Congo is 41% more expensive than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 2.5/litre
($ 2.2 to $ 2.7)

178% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 2/500g
($ 1.2 to $ 3.2)

30% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 3.9/kg
($ 2.4 to $ 5.1)

6% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.8/12 eggs
($ 3.1 to $ 4.3)

56% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.5
Cheese
Cheese
$ 20/kg
($ 17 to $ 23)

68% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 5/kg
($ 2.9 to $ 11)

45% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9.2
Apples
Apples
$ 6.3/kg
($ 3.2 to $ 8.7)

32% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.8
Oranges
Oranges
$ 6/kg
($ 2.2 to $ 8.7)

40% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 6.5/kg
($ 3.2 to $ 7.2)

50% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 4.9/kg
($ 3.2 to $ 7.2)

75% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 1.8/salad
($ 1.1 to $ 3.2)

3% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.2
($ 0.6 to $ 3.2)

39% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 33/kg
($ 26 to $ 39)

152% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Congo: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Congo costs 17% 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
$ 71/month
($ 34 to $ 109)

7% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 77
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.6/km
($ 1.1 to $ 1.7)

18% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.4/litre
($ 1 to $ 2.2)

75% 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)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.8

Congo: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Congo is 29% more expensive than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 218/month
($ 131 to $ 304)

32% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 165
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.2/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.6)

82% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 1733/month
($ 759 to $ 5416)

25% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1396
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 1084/month
($ 543 to $ 1842)

2% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1109
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 3055/month
($ 2167 to $ 3791)

35% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2268
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1444/month
($ 922 to $ 2383)

18% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1776
Gym
Gym
$ 120/month
($ 55 to $ 218)

202% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 272/month
($ 218 to $ 543)

72% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 974
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 12561/yr
($ 5957 to $ 21440)

27% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17419

Congo: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Congo is 79% more expensive than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 20/ticket
($ 11 to $ 23)

46% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 35/hr
($ 28 to $ 45)

111% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Congo: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Congo is 57% more expensive than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 3.2/pack
($ 2.7 to $ 3.6)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 58
($ 34 to $ 109)

20% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 48
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 71
($ 23 to $ 131)

85% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 229
($ 169 to $ 543)

185% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 159
($ 109 to $ 272)

55% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 103

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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 13-11-2019.

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