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Cost of Living in Burundi

Grocery Shopping

Beer (Domestic, 0.5 Liter)
$ 1.33
Beer (Imported, 0.33 Liter)
$ 2.34
Milk (1 Liter)
$ 0.53
Fresh White Bread (500 Grams)
$ 0.53
White Rice (1 kg)
$ 1.07
Chicken Eggs (12 pcs)
$ 1.64
Local Cheese (1 kg)
$ 8.76
Chicken Meat (1 Kg)
$ 5.08
Beef Meat (1 Kg)
$ 5.25
Apple (1 Kg)
$ 4.20
Banana (1 Kg)
$ 0.35
Orange (1 Kg)
$ 1.05
Tomato (1 Kg)
$ 0.70
Potato (1 Kg)
$ 0.35
Onion (1 Kg)
$ 0.42
Lettuce (1 Piece)
$ 0.35
Water (1.5 Liter)
$ 0.70
Wine Bottle (0.7 Liter, Mid-Level)
$ 12.26
Cigarette (20 Pcs Pack, Marlboro)
$ 1.75

Monthly Bills

Basic Bills (Heating, Cooling, Water, Electricity, Garbage) for 90 m2 Apartment
$ 0.00
Internet Service (50 Mbps or Higher, Unlimited, ADSL)
$ 19.87


Kindergarten (Private, Full-Day, Monthly)
$ 117.25
Primary School (Yearly, International, for Single Child)
$ 10,421.71


1 Bedroom Apartment Far From City Centre
$ 165.91
1 Bedroom Apartment in City Centre
$ 61.27
3 Bedrooms Apartment in City Centre
$ 379.34
3 Bedrooms Apartment Far From City Centre
$ 214.79


Average Salary (Net, Without Taxes)
$ 571.82

Eating and Drinking

Budget-Friendly Meal at Restaurant
$ 1.79
3-Course Meal for 2 at Mid-Range Restaurant
$ 11.46
McDonald's McMeal or Similar Combo
$ 2.21
Cappuccino (Normal)
$ 1.90
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 Liter)
$ 0.62


Single Way Ticket (Local Transportation)
$ 0.02
Monthly Pass (Standard Price)
$ 1.04
Taxi Starting Price (Standard Tariff)
$ 0.07
Taxi 1 KM Price (Standard Tariff)
$ 3.13
Taxi 1 Minute Waiting Price (Standard Tariff)
$ 0.96
Fuel (1 Liter)
$ 0.08
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 Trendline (Or a Same Segment Vehicle)
$ 973.17
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l Comfort (Or a Same Segment Vehicle)
$ 1,564.03

Leisure & Hobbies & Sport

Fitness Club
$ 1.39
Tennis Court (Weekend, 1 Hour)
$ 2.71
Cinema (1 Seat)
$ 1.74


Jeans (Levis 501 or a Same Quality Jeans)
$ 1.74
Summer Dress (From Chain Stores like H&M, ZARA, etc.)
$ 5.21
Nike Running Shoes (Middle Segment)
$ 3.48
Men’s Leather Business Shoes
$ 6.26

Apartment Prices

M2 Price in City Centre
$ 2,905.27
M2 Price Far From City Centre
$ 2,526.59
20 Years Fixed Rate Mortgage Interest Rate (%, Annual)
$ 14.72

Air Quality Details of Burundi

Air Quality Metrics of Burundi

A colorless, odorless gas emitted from incomplete combustion of carbon-based fuels, posing a health risk when inhaled in high concentrations.

A reddish-brown gas produced by combustion processes, particularly in vehicles and power plants, contributing to air pollution and respiratory issues.

A reactive gas present in the atmosphere, beneficial at higher altitudes but forming ground-level smog when concentrated, potentially harmful to respiratory health.

A gas resulting from burning fossil fuels containing sulfur, contributing to air pollution and respiratory problems.

Fine particles smaller than 2.5 micrometers in diameter, able to penetrate deep into the lungs, associated with respiratory and cardiovascular issues.

Coarser particles with a diameter of 10 micrometers or smaller, contributing to air pollution and potential health problems.

The United States federal agency tasked with safeguarding human health and the environment by regulating pollutants and implementing environmental laws.

The UK government department responsible for overseeing environmental protection, food production, and rural affairs.

Burundi Earthquake History

Latest Earthquakes

  • 4.9
    Rumonge, Rumonge Province
    1979-07-02 23:37:33
  • 5.3
    Rumonge, Rumonge Province
    1978-01-29 23:41:36
  • 4.6
    Muramvya, Muramvya Province
    1974-02-18 11:59:45
  • 5.4
    Gitega, Gitega Province
    1966-10-30 07:05:34
  • 6.2
    Makamba, Makamba Province
    1952-01-31 22:55:16
  • Burundi Geographical Information

    : BI
    : BDI
    Phone Code
    : +257
    : BIF
    : 12,551,213 (2021)

    Popular Questions About Burundi

    The cost of living in Burundi is relatively low compared to many other countries. Basic expenses like accommodation, food, and transportation are generally affordable.

    Some popular destinations to visit in Burundi include Bujumbura, the capital city; Lake Tanganyika, known for its scenic beauty; Rusizi National Park, offering wildlife viewing opportunities; and Gitega, the country's second largest city.

    The local currency in Burundi is the Burundian Franc (BIF). It is advisable to carry some cash in local currency for day-to-day expenses as cards may not be widely accepted.

    While English is not widely spoken in Burundi, French and Kirundi (the national language) are more commonly used. However, in tourist areas and some major cities, you may find some English-speaking individuals.

    The best time to visit Burundi for a vacation is during the dry season, which typically falls between June and September. During this time, the weather is pleasant with lower chances of rain.

    Travelers should exercise caution and stay updated on the current situation in Burundi. It is advisable to avoid large political gatherings and demonstrations. Maintain awareness of your surroundings and follow local authorities' guidance.

    The main modes of transportation in Burundi include minibuses, known as matatus, motorcycles (locally called 'taxi-motos'), and taxis. Public transportation can be crowded and may not always follow a fixed schedule.

    Some local dishes to try in Burundi include beans and bananas, which are staple foods. You can also try 'Brochettes' (grilled meat on skewers), 'Ugali' (maize flour porridge), and 'Akabenz' (pancakes with various fillings).

    Yes, most visitors require a visa to enter Burundi. It is recommended to check the visa requirements for your nationality well in advance and obtain the necessary visa before traveling.

    Popular recreational activities in Burundi include swimming and relaxing on the beaches of Lake Tanganyika, visiting national parks for wildlife spotting, exploring cultural sites, and shopping at local markets for traditional crafts.