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Cost of Living in Lusaka

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Cost of Living Index (Excl.Rent): 56.72
Rent Index: 32.75
Groceries Index: 40.68
Restaurants Index: 35.02
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index: 45.36
Local Purchasing Power: 122.68
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 57.27 ZMW 25.00-80.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 260.00 ZMW 180.00-320.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 35.00 ZMW 30.00-47.88
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 13.42 ZMW 12.00-15.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 20.00 ZMW 15.00-25.00
Cappuccino (regular) 20.85 ZMW 13.42-26.85
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 6.32 ZMW 5.00-7.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.86 ZMW 3.00-5.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 54.93 ZMW 34.07-72.49
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 7.04 ZMW 5.00-9.07
Rice (white), (1 lb) 14.04 ZMW 8.69-20.41
Eggs (12) 14.82 ZMW 12.00-19.15
Local Cheese (1 lb) 35.61 ZMW 35.38-35.83
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 19.14 ZMW 13.61-27.22
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 24.95 ZMW 18.14-31.75
Apples (1 lb) 8.07 ZMW 6.08-11.34
Banana (1 lb) 3.18 ZMW
Oranges (1 lb) 5.67 ZMW 4.54-6.80
Tomato (1 lb) 4.87 ZMW 4.54-5.21
Potato (1 lb) 10.73 ZMW 3.47-17.37
Onion (1 lb) 13.61 ZMW 6.80-20.41
Lettuce (1 head) 9.05 ZMW 8.00-9.58
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 8.62 ZMW 5.00-11.49
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 88.30 ZMW 76.60-100.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 13.64 ZMW 8.14-19.15
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 20.39 ZMW 12.45-28.73
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 16.18 ZMW 15.00-20.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.00 ZMW 5.00-7.66
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 221.81 ZMW 143.63-300.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 25.00 ZMW 25.00-35.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 35.49 ZMW 9.33-61.64
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 95.75 ZMW 50.00-114.90
Gasoline (1 gallon) 37.41 ZMW 32.55-41.64
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 205,962.50 ZMW 181,925.00-230,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 833.33 ZMW 500.00-1,300.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 2.21 ZMW 1.92-3.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 1,155.33 ZMW 766.00-1,500.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,728.75 ZMW 957.50-2,500.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 66.23 ZMW 50.00-114.90
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 55.00 ZMW 38.30-75.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 409.37 ZMW 250.00-700.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 425.54 ZMW 191.50-750.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 583.33 ZMW 500.00-700.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 687.50 ZMW 600.00-800.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 5,410.23 ZMW 2,200.00-10,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,335.50 ZMW 2,106.50-2,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 22,944.17 ZMW 20,000.00-24,895.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 12,335.31 ZMW 8,000.00-18,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 800.59 ZMW
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,334.31 ZMW
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 19,118.75 ZMW 14,300.00-23,937.50
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 17.90 12.00-29.00

Prices in Lusaka, Zambia

These data are based on 314 entries in the past 18 months from 41 different contributors.
Last update: April, 2016
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Cost of living in Lusaka is 43.28% lower than in New York (Info)Our estimator (with default settings) estimate monthly expenses for a single person at 697.78$ (6,681.24ZMW) and for four person family at 2,459.72$ (23,551.84ZMW) (without rent).
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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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