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Cost of living in the Democratic Republic of Congo – 2015

Hi all,

We invite you to talk about the cost of living in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2015, with an updated price listing.

Don't forget to mention in which city of the Democratic Republic of Congo you are living in.

How much does it cost to live in the Democratic Republic of Congo?

> accommodation prices

> public transportation fares (tube, bus etc.)

> food prices (your monthly budget)

> health prices (for those who need medical insurance)

> education prices (if you need to pay)

> energy prices (oil, electricity)

> common bills (Internet, television, telephone, mobile phone)

> price for a good menu in a traditional restaurant

> price for a coffee or a drink

> price for cinema tickets

Do not hesitate to add items to this list! ;)

Thank you in advance for your participation.

Kinshasa
- accommodation: 2-3 bedroom with 24/7 electricity and water in safe neighborhood: 3000-5000 USD/month
- transport: no public transportation; taxi fare 5 USD/ride, 10 USD/hour
- health prices: general practitioner, dentist, physiotherapist: 50 USD
- energy often included in above mentioned accommodation prices
- internet: 20USD/1,5Gb, 50USD/6Gb
- satelite TV start at 10-15USD/month for most basic "bouquet"
- meal in a restaurant in expats area: 20-25 USD without drinks
- no cinema

I am in Beni area and here it is possible to rent a 3 bedroom house for USD 100 per month

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