Cost of living in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Summary of cost of living in Lubumbashi

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 7,474,007 Franc
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 3,833,914 Franc
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Lubumbashi
Current as of Oct 2021.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 37,087 Franc
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 12,276 Franc
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 4,658 Franc
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 3,475 Franc
12 eggs, large 4,460 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2,884 Franc
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 10,181 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 4,000 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 3,050 Franc
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 2,393 Franc
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 24,855 Franc
2 liters of coca-cola 2,742 Franc
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 1,545 Franc
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 2,780,680 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 2,235,110 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 609,900 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area -
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area -
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio -
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 110,000 Franc
40” flat screen tv 999,973 Franc
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 218,889 Franc
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 12,509 Franc
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 90,000 Franc
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 60,000 Franc
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 90,000 Franc
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 135,000 Franc
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 1,576 Franc
Monthly ticket public transport 179,551 Franc
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) -
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 86,333 Franc
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 15,000 Franc
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 7,569 Franc
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 7,293 Franc
4 rolls of toilet paper 4,577 Franc
Tube of toothpaste 2,250 Franc
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 12,593 Franc
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 43,333 Franc
2 tickets to the movies -
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 107,826 Franc
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 8,000 Franc
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 5,473 Franc
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 2,780 Franc
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 132 Franc
1 month of gym membership in business district 232,174 Franc
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 3,958 Franc
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: October 21, 2021

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