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Cost of Living in Lusaka

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Cost of Living Index (Excl.Rent): 51.44
Rent Index: 30.25
Groceries Index: 37.58
Restaurants Index: 33.15
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index: 41.47
Local Purchasing Power: 128.56
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 54.85 ZMW 25.00-80.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 250.00 ZMW 180.00-320.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 34.27 ZMW 30.00-35.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 12.00 ZMW 10.00-15.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 18.57 ZMW 15.00-20.00
Cappuccino (regular) 21.01 ZMW 13.71-27.42
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 6.62 ZMW 6.00-7.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.87 ZMW 3.00-5.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 54.20 ZMW 34.07-74.16
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 7.57 ZMW 5.44-9.07
Rice (white), (1 lb) 12.40 ZMW 6.80-20.41
Eggs (12) 14.23 ZMW 12.00-19.59
Local Cheese (1 lb) 35.61 ZMW 35.38-35.83
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 17.84 ZMW 13.61-26.31
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 24.95 ZMW 18.14-31.75
Apples (1 lb) 8.12 ZMW 6.22-11.34
Banana (1 lb) 4.31 ZMW 3.18-5.44
Oranges (1 lb) 5.67 ZMW 4.54-6.80
Tomato (1 lb) 4.50 ZMW 3.63-5.33
Potato (1 lb) 9.53 ZMW 3.55-17.77
Onion (1 lb) 10.89 ZMW 5.44-20.41
Lettuce (1 head) 9.20 ZMW 8.00-9.80
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 6.50 ZMW 5.00-8.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 89.18 ZMW 78.36-100.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 11.97 ZMW 8.00-19.59
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 16.37 ZMW 12.73-20.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 17.50 ZMW 15.00-20.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.00 ZMW 5.00-7.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 223.46 ZMW 146.93-300.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 25.00 ZMW 25.00-35.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 20.76 ZMW 9.33-32.19
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 50.00 ZMW 50.00-150.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 37.49 ZMW 37.10-37.85
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 208,052.54 ZMW 186,105.08-230,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) ?
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,333.33 ZMW 700.00-2,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 2.50 ZMW 2.00-3.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 1,000.00 ZMW 800.00-1,200.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,200.00 ZMW 400.00-2,500.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 50.00 ZMW 50.00-50.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 60.00 ZMW 50.00-75.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 410.00 ZMW 250.00-700.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 429.58 ZMW 195.90-750.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 625.00 ZMW 550.00-700.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 716.67 ZMW 650.00-800.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 4,800.00 ZMW 2,200.00-10,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,450.00 ZMW 2,400.00-2,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 23,162.50 ZMW 20,000.00-25,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 10,125.00 ZMW 6,000.00-18,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 818.98 ZMW
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,364.97 ZMW
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 19,393.76 ZMW
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 19.38 15.00-29.00

Prices in Lusaka, Zambia

These data are based on 287 entries in the past 18 months from 38 different contributors.
Last update: August, 2016
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Cost of living in Lusaka is 48.56% lower than in New York (Info)Our estimator (with default settings) estimate monthly expenses for a single person at 650.51$ (6,306.78ZMW) and for four person family at 2,218.34$ (21,507.24ZMW) (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??????????????????????????????????????????