Rwanda is 11.6% cheaper than China.

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

pay 26.4% more for restaurants

 
China
Rwanda
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $3.66
CN¥24.82
$2.43
RF1,996
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$5.31
CN¥36.01
$7.76
RF6,386
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $0.50
CN¥3.40
$0.69
RF568

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pay 20.4% less for groceries

 
China
Rwanda
Bread
1 loaf
$1.71
CN¥11.61
$0.99
RF818
Local cheese (8 oz) $6.26
CN¥42.43
$2.08
RF1,715
Milk (1 gallon) $7.30
CN¥49.53
$2.22
RF1,823

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pay 29.8% more for transportation

 
China
Rwanda
Gasoline (1 gallon) $4.66
CN¥31.58
$4.11
RF3,384
Monthly public transit pass $18.54
CN¥125.75
$13.59
RF11,176
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $21,479.37
CN¥145,681.67
$23,289.67
RF19,159,475

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pay 36.4% more for housing

 
China
Rwanda
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$14.10
CN¥95.61
$34.93
RF28,739
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $439.74
CN¥2,982.52
$377.89
RF310,874
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $244.66
CN¥1,659.39
$274.99
RF226,223

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pay 80.1% less for childcare

 
China
Rwanda
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $422.78
CN¥2,867.48
$128.89
RF106,036
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $18,175.98
CN¥123,276.75
$1,696.39
RF1,395,548

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pay 29.5% less for entertainment and sports

 
China
Rwanda
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $1.11
CN¥7.51
$0.97
RF798
Cappuccino in mid-range area $3.73
CN¥25.30
$2.53
RF2,084
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$3.30
CN¥22.35
$1.46
RF1,197

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pay 44.0% less for clothing

 
China
Rwanda
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$57.76
CN¥391.73
$23.65
RF19,459
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$34.91
CN¥236.75
$29.11
RF23,945
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$85.04
CN¥576.79
$34.93
RF28,739

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