Living Income 2020:
CDF 380,033 per month (US $193*)
The Anker Living Income Reference Value for 2021 for rural Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is CDF 380,033 per month (USD 193)2 with a 95% confidence interval around it from CDF 325,801 to CDF 443,291. This is the estimated monthly cost of a basic but decent standard of living for a typical family in rural DRC in 2021.
*The USD value of the living income estimate is provided for expositional purposes for readers, since this living income is estimated in Congolese francs. Its USD value is sensitive to the Congolese franc to USD exchange rate and this has been very volatile in recent months.
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About Anker Reference Values
The Anker Reference Value methodology is the next step on our journey to measure and improve Living Wages and Living Incomes around the world. It builds on data and knowledge gained from 40 complete Anker Methodology benchmark studies (most of which are published on the GLWC website). Anker Reference Values provide a credible estimate of living wage or income at a country level, for rural and urban areas. They offer an insightful reference beyond the currently available indicators for many countries, which are mostly limited to poverty lines and minimum wages.
Anker Reference Values can be estimated more quickly than full-fledged Anker benchmarks. With this new, globally scalable and efficient methodology, members of the Coalition, companies, trade unions, and other stakeholders will be able to understand wage and income gaps to decency for many more countries and start working to reduce them. Reference values enable risk assessments and prioritization on a global scale. Full Anker benchmark studies remain our Gold Standard for highly localized measurement of Living Wage and Living Income. Learn more.