California is 2.3 times more expensive than Republic of the Congo.

If you lived in California instead of Republic of the Congo, you would:

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pay 38.3% more for restaurants

 
Republic of the Congo
California
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $14.00
FCFA8,565
$19.89
 
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$8.94
FCFA5,468
$11.74
 
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $2.09
FCFA1,282
$2.75
 

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pay 44.0% more for groceries

 
Republic of the Congo
California
Bread
1 loaf
$1.53
FCFA939
$4.10
 
Local cheese (8 oz) $4.61
FCFA2,823
$6.78
 
Milk (1 gallon) $7.14
FCFA4,372
$4.57
 

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pay 52.1% more for transportation

 
Republic of the Congo
California
Gasoline (1 gallon) $5.17
FCFA3,160
$4.84
 
Monthly public transit pass $21.74
FCFA13,302
$67.11
 
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $28,585.40
FCFA17,491,136
$29,950.13
 

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pay 2.1 times more for housing

 
Republic of the Congo
California
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$156.50
FCFA95,761
$69.38
 
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $1,030.70
FCFA630,677
$2,333.22
 
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $381.29
FCFA233,306
$2,022.14
 

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pay 6.7 times more for childcare

 
Republic of the Congo
California
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $214.14
FCFA131,033
$1,629.83
 
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $5,100.00
FCFA3,120,642
$29,739.09
 

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pay 84.0% more for entertainment and sports

 
Republic of the Congo
California
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $2.85
FCFA1,745
$7.06
 
Cappuccino in mid-range area $4.18
FCFA2,559
$5.27
 
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$3.50
FCFA2,142
$10.99
 

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pay 21.2% more for clothing

 
Republic of the Congo
California
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$35.42
FCFA21,671
$52.63
 
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$35.56
FCFA21,756
$41.12
 
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$92.22
FCFA56,430
$84.49
 

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