Afghanistan is 24.4% more expensive than China.

If you lived in Afghanistan instead of China, you would:

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pay 23.4% less for restaurants

 
China
Afghanistan
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $3.04
CN¥21.63
$2.08
AFN149
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$5.19
CN¥36.93
$4.08
AFN293
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $0.49
CN¥3.47
$0.46
AFN33

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pay 49.1% less for groceries

 
China
Afghanistan
Bread
1 loaf
$1.65
CN¥11.70
$0.24
AFN17
Local cheese (8 oz) $5.98
CN¥42.53
$1.90
AFN136
Milk (1 gallon) $7.16
CN¥50.92
$2.27
AFN163

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pay 22.8% more for transportation

 
China
Afghanistan
Gasoline (1 gallon) $4.45
CN¥31.62
$3.85
AFN276
Monthly public transit pass $22.24
CN¥158.15
$14.64
AFN1,050
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $19,593.81
CN¥139,321.80
$8,342.32
AFN598,455

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pay 4.5 times more for housing

 
China
Afghanistan
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$12.06
CN¥85.75
$179.88
AFN12,904
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $335.80
CN¥2,387.70
$96.41
AFN6,916
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $208.96
CN¥1,485.83
$58.93
AFN4,228

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pay 92.5% less for childcare

 
China
Afghanistan
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $483.22
CN¥3,435.93
$35.24
AFN2,528
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $18,043.44
CN¥128,297.85
$1,385.55
AFN99,396

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pay 19.0% more for entertainment and sports

 
China
Afghanistan
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $1.08
CN¥7.67
$4.62
AFN332
Cappuccino in mid-range area $3.20
CN¥22.78
$1.03
AFN74
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$3.22
CN¥22.88
$1.80
AFN129

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pay 53.9% less for clothing

 
China
Afghanistan
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$48.74
CN¥346.59
$14.45
AFN1,037
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$31.37
CN¥223.04
$21.98
AFN1,577
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$73.58
CN¥523.21
$35.82
AFN2,569

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