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Cost of Living in Lusaka, Zambia

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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 58.38
Rent Index: 31.87
Groceries Index: 47.27
Restaurants Index: 33.96
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 45.24
Local Purchasing Power: 149.89

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 45.02 ZMW
30.00
88.80
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 220.00 ZMW
160.11
266.40
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 40.00 ZMW
33.47
44.40
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 16.38 ZMW
14.73
19.54
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 23.60 ZMW
20.51
31.08
Cappuccino (regular) 17.81 ZMW
13.39
22.20
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 6.24 ZMW
5.47
7.10
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 3.25 ZMW
2.22
4.44
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 62.30 ZMW
34.07
100.84
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 6.72 ZMW
5.00
9.67
Rice (white), (1 lb) 9.06 ZMW
8.06
10.07
Eggs (12) 14.18 ZMW
12.00
15.54
Local Cheese (1 lb) 48.54 ZMW
20.14
100.70
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 17.29 ZMW
13.61
24.17
Apples (1 lb) 8.49 ZMW
5.64
11.34
Oranges (1 lb) 5.67 ZMW
4.54
6.80
Tomato (1 lb) 4.68 ZMW
4.54
4.83
Potato (1 lb) 10.22 ZMW
3.22
16.11
Lettuce (1 head) 8.44 ZMW
8.00
8.88
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 9.55 ZMW
8.00
10.66
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 100.00 ZMW
71.04
115.44
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 11.55 ZMW
8.00
17.76
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 18.88 ZMW
17.76
20.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 15.01 ZMW
8.88
26.64
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.00 ZMW
5.00
7.10
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 133.20 ZMW
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 21.38 ZMW
17.76
25.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 33.25 ZMW
9.33
57.16
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 97.68 ZMW
88.80
106.56
Gasoline (1 gallon) 36.70 ZMW
30.28
41.64
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 168,720.00 ZMW
133,200.00
222,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 423.16 ZMW
346.32
500.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.78 ZMW
1.78
1.78
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 799.20 ZMW
710.40
888.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,776.00 ZMW
888.00
2,664.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 78.28 ZMW
50.00
106.56
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 35.52 ZMW
35.52
45.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 621.09 ZMW
275.28
888.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 244.20 ZMW
177.60
310.80
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 819.41 ZMW
426.24
1,332.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 616.27 ZMW
310.80
888.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 5,400.70 ZMW
2,200.00
8,880.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,931.20 ZMW
1,953.60
4,440.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 19,980.00 ZMW
17,760.00
22,200.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 12,210.00 ZMW
10,656.00
13,764.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 742.47 ZMW
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,237.46 ZMW
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 19,861.60 ZMW
1,864.80
35,520.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 13.50
12.00
15.00

These data are based on 228 entries in the past 18 months from 27 different contributors.

Last update: August, 2015

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2 Comments so far

#Mark Winchester on Apr 17, 2015 :
Interested in the conveyor belting industry. 16 years experience. From Canada wondering what the pay is like. Vary interested.
#Jhon 625 on Mar 01, 2015 :
hey, i need 2 know tht 2. does anyone know wat the average wage for a job in zambia is??????????????????????????????????????????

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