Cost of living in Kigali, Rwanda

Summary of cost of living in Kigali

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 2,222,791 Franc
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 1,122,599 Franc
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.

List of prices in Kigali
Current as of Nov 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 5,610 Franc
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 4,829 Franc
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 4,242 Franc
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1,182 Franc
12 eggs, large 1,752 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1,290 Franc
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 5,848 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3,524 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 356 Franc
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 858 Franc
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 13,261 Franc
2 liters of coca-cola 2,019 Franc
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1,013 Franc
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 983,878 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 523,234 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 89,877 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 576,370 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 289,061 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 52,318 Franc
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 31,639 Franc
40” flat screen tv 415,845 Franc
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 126,581 Franc
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 7,871 Franc
Hourly rate for cleaning help 9,463 Franc
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 23,918 Franc
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 23,016 Franc
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 29,600 Franc
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 49,487 Franc
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 10,887,300 Franc
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 1,215 Franc
Monthly ticket public transport 22,225 Franc
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 11,150 Franc
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 5,526 Franc
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 6,537 Franc
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 21,834 Franc
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 3,646 Franc
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 6,045 Franc
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 3,857 Franc
4 rolls of toilet paper 936 Franc
Tube of toothpaste 1,329 Franc
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 3,107 Franc
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 14,168 Franc
2 tickets to the movies 9,390 Franc
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 55,136 Franc
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 26,506 Franc
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 6,283 Franc
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 3,102 Franc
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 1,072 Franc
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 302,163 Franc
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 75 Franc
1 month of gym membership in business district 47,591 Franc
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 1,967 Franc
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 62 prices entered by 11 different people.
Latest price update: November 27, 2022

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