Travel budget in the Congo

Congo: calculate your travel budget

Congo: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 75 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 20 per person
  • $ 2.4 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 1638* (2559060 CDF)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 88 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 36 per person
  • $ 10.4 per person
  • $ 11 per person

Total budget:

$ 2809* (4389728 CDF)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 192 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 41 per person
  • $ 26 per person
  • $ 22 per person

Total budget:

$ 5126* (8010786 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 the Congo in 2020

Cost of living: Congo VS United States

On average, the cost of living in the Congo in 2020 is essentially the same as in the United States (USA)

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in the Congo by city

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

Cities /Congo View Details
Brazzaville 9% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Brazzaville

Local prices in the Congo by expense type

Congo: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in the Congo costs 12% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 13/person
($ 9 to $ 22)

19% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 22/person
($ 16 to $ 32)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 17/person
($ 11 to $ 20)

106% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Local beer
Local beer
$ 1.7 for 500ml
($ 1.1 to $ 2.7)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.8
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 3 for 330ml
($ 2.2 to $ 4.5)

3% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.9/cup
($ 2.7 to $ 6.1)

10% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.3/can
($ 1 to $ 3.2)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.8/bottle
($ 0.6 to $ 1.2)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Congo: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in the Congo is 35% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 75/night
($ 75 to $ 75)

40% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 102/night
($ 72 to $ 138)

43% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 281/night
($ 225 to $ 383)

8% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 261
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 262/night
($ 225 to $ 300)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 504
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 525/month
($ 525 to $ 525)

212% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 278/month
($ 204 to $ 384)

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

44% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 309/month
($ 231 to $ 370)

76% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 176

Congo: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in the Congo is 45% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 2.5/litre
($ 1.7 to $ 2.9)

180% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.3/500g
($ 1.1 to $ 5.4)

53% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 4.1/kg
($ 2.2 to $ 7.5)

1% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.2
Eggs
Eggs
$ 3.9/12 eggs
($ 2.2 to $ 6)

60% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 20/kg
($ 17 to $ 22)

68% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 4.9/kg
($ 2.9 to $ 11)

47% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.2
Apples
Apples
$ 7.3/kg
($ 3.2 to $ 8.6)

52% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.8
Oranges
Oranges
$ 7.3/kg
($ 2.2 to $ 8.6)

70% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 6.7/kg
($ 6.5 to $ 7.2)

54% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 5.4/kg
($ 3.8 to $ 7.2)

94% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 1.6/salad
($ 1.1 to $ 3.2)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 1.2
($ 0.6 to $ 3.2)

36% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 33/kg
($ 26 to $ 39)

152% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Congo: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in the Congo costs 24% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.6/ticket
($ 0.6 to $ 0.6)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 33/month
( $ 33)

57% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 76
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 1.6/km
($ 1.1 to $ 1.7)

17% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.4/litre
($ 1.3 to $ 1.7)

84% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 1.7
($ 1.3 to $ 1.9)

55% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.8

Congo: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in the Congo is 32% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 216/month
($ 130 to $ 302)

32% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 164
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.2/min.
($ 0.1 to $ 0.6)

82% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 1559/month
($ 753 to $ 2150)

12% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1396
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 1254/month
($ 377 to $ 2687)

13% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1113
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 2848/month
($ 2150 to $ 3761)

27% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2249
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 1433/month
($ 915 to $ 2365)

18% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1767
Gym
Gym
$ 133/month
($ 97 to $ 216)

234% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 323/month
($ 216 to $ 538)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 974
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 12463/yr
($ 5910 to $ 21273)

27% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17212

Congo: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in the Congo is 34% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 11/ticket
($ 11 to $ 17)

16% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 30/hr
($ 28 to $ 33)

84% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Congo: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in the Congo is 52% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 3.2/pack
($ 2.7 to $ 3.6)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 47
($ 33 to $ 69)

0% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 47
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 71
($ 22 to $ 130)

83% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 207
($ 168 to $ 237)

158% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 183
($ 108 to $ 269)

80% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 102

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About the information on the cost of living in the Congo

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

Information about cost of living in the Congo updated on 13-01-2020.

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