Cost of Living Comparison

SVC
COMPARED TO
BIF

San Salvador is 64.7% more expensive than Bujumbura.

If you lived in Bujumbura instead of San Salvador, you would:
local_dining

pay 34.0% less for restaurants

  San Salvador help_outline Bujumbura help_outline  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $5.00
SVC43.75
$2.98
BIF5,124
-40.3%
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$6.00
SVC52.50
??
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $0.83
SVC7.24
$0.82
BIF1,402
-1.4%
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $0.74
SVC6.52
$0.54
BIF920
-28.1%

San Salvador vs. Bujumbura - Cost of restaurants
local_grocery_store

pay 20.9% less for groceries

  San Salvador help_outline Bujumbura help_outline  
Bread
1 loaf
$1.55
SVC13.53
$1.10
BIF1,885
-29.0%
Local cheese (8 oz) $3.86
SVC33.76
$4.41
BIF7,576
+14.3%
Milk (1 gallon) $5.58
SVC48.86
$2.60
BIF4,469
-53.4%
Eggs
1 dozen
$2.00
SVC17.50
$2.69
BIF4,617
+34.4%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $2.74
SVC24.02
??
Apples (1 lb) $1.25
SVC10.94
$0.81
BIF1,395
-35.0%
Bananas (1 lb) $0.50
SVC4.38
$0.35
BIF604
-29.7%
Oranges (1 lb) $1.00
SVC8.75
$0.51
BIF872
-49.2%
Tomatoes (1 lb) $0.82
SVC7.17
$0.44
BIF750
-46.7%
Potatoes (1 lb) $0.50
SVC4.38
$0.33
BIF558
-35.0%
Onions (1 lb) $0.50
SVC4.38
$0.34
BIF579
-32.6%

San Salvador vs. Bujumbura - Cost of groceries
drive_eta

pay 37.9% less for transportation

  San Salvador help_outline Bujumbura help_outline  
Gasoline (1 gallon) $3.41
SVC29.88
$4.00
BIF6,867
+17.1%
Monthly public transit pass $17.61
SVC154.08
$6.68
BIF11,464
-62.1%
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $18,000.00
SVC157,505.09
$11,193.45
BIF19,223,623
-37.8%
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $28.00
SVC245.01
$9.88
BIF16,961
-64.7%

San Salvador vs. Bujumbura - Cost of transportation
home

pay 51.2% less for housing

  San Salvador help_outline Bujumbura help_outline  
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$30.67
SVC268.34
$33.58
BIF57,671
+9.5%
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $478.12
SVC4,183.73
$277.64
BIF476,812
-41.9%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $437.50
SVC3,828.25
$152.26
BIF261,491
-65.2%
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
including electric, gas, water, heating
$40.58
SVC355.10
$18.19
BIF31,238
-55.2%

San Salvador vs. Bujumbura - Cost of housing
child_care

pay 43.7% less for childcare

  San Salvador help_outline Bujumbura help_outline  
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $68.33
SVC597.94
$55.97
BIF96,118
-18.1%
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $1,820.00
SVC15,925.52
$1,007.41
BIF1,730,126
-44.6%

San Salvador vs. Bujumbura - Cost of childcare
gamepad

pay 39.7% less for entertainment and sports

  San Salvador help_outline Bujumbura help_outline  
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $2.00
SVC17.50
$1.02
BIF1,744
-49.2%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $2.53
SVC22.15
$1.75
BIF3,004
-30.9%
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$2.50
SVC21.88
$4.30
BIF7,387
+72.1%
Monthly membership at local gym $33.75
SVC295.32
$17.52
BIF30,084
-48.1%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $5.00
SVC43.75
??

San Salvador vs. Bujumbura - Cost of entertainment and sports
store

pay 76.5% less for clothing

  San Salvador help_outline Bujumbura help_outline  
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$43.33
SVC379.18
$11.19
BIF19,224
-74.2%
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$40.45
SVC353.99
$3.36
BIF5,767
-91.7%
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$73.33
SVC641.69
$22.39
BIF38,447
-69.5%
Men's business shoes (leather) $80.00
SVC700.02
??

San Salvador vs. Bujumbura - Cost of clothing
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