Congolese Franc (CDF), US dollar (US$)

Daily Costs

Budget: Less than US$100

  • Hotel room: US$30–60
  • Budget two-course dinner: US$20
  • Beer: US$3
  • Taxi ride in Kinshasa: US$1

Midrange: US$100-250

  • Midrange hotel room: US$60–150
  • Two-course dinner: US$20–30
  • Flight Kinshasa–Goma: US$300
  • Museum entry: US$10

Top end: More than US$250

  • Top end hotel room: from US$150
  • Two-course dinner at a smart restaurant: US$25–50
  • Gorilla trekking permit: US$400
  • 4WD rental with driver: US$200–300


Bargaining is perfectly acceptable with taxi drivers and at the market in DRC, but it is not the norm in shops. Hotels can also sometimes be negotiated with to offer lower room prices, but this is the exception not the rule.


BIAC Bank Reliable ATM accepting international cards.

Raw Bank Reliable ATM that accepts Visa and MasterCard.