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Cost of Living in Lusaka

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Cost of Living Index (Excl.Rent): 53.69
Rent Index: 30.52
Groceries Index: 38.50
Restaurants Index: 32.95
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index: 42.71
Local Purchasing Power: 125.13
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 58.77 ZMW 25.00-80.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 260.00 ZMW 184.15-320.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 35.00 ZMW 30.00-50.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 13.10 ZMW 12.00-15.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 20.00 ZMW 15.00-25.00
Cappuccino (regular) 20.65 ZMW 13.10-26.21
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 6.29 ZMW 5.00-7.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.85 ZMW 3.00-5.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 56.29 ZMW 34.07-75.71
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 7.09 ZMW 5.00-9.07
Rice (white), (1 lb) 14.55 ZMW 9.30-20.41
Eggs (12) 15.24 ZMW 12.00-20.50
Local Cheese (1 lb) 35.61 ZMW 35.38-35.83
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 19.79 ZMW 13.61-27.90
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 24.95 ZMW 18.14-31.75
Apples (1 lb) 8.22 ZMW 6.51-11.34
Banana (1 lb) 3.18 ZMW
Oranges (1 lb) 5.67 ZMW 4.54-6.80
Tomato (1 lb) 5.06 ZMW 4.54-5.58
Potato (1 lb) 11.22 ZMW 3.72-18.60
Onion (1 lb) 13.61 ZMW 6.80-20.41
Lettuce (1 head) 9.50 ZMW 8.00-10.25
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 8.86 ZMW 5.12-12.30
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 91.00 ZMW 82.00-100.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 14.61 ZMW 8.71-20.50
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 21.36 ZMW 13.33-30.75
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 17.32 ZMW 15.00-20.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.00 ZMW 5.00-8.20
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 226.88 ZMW 153.75-300.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 25.00 ZMW 25.00-35.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 37.66 ZMW 9.33-65.98
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 102.50 ZMW 50.00-123.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 37.41 ZMW 32.55-41.64
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 212,375.00 ZMW 194,750.00-230,000.00
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) 2.28 ZMW 2.00-3.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 1,173.33 ZMW 820.00-1,500.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,762.50 ZMW 1,025.00-2,500.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 68.25 ZMW 50.00-123.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 55.00 ZMW 41.00-75.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 413.55 ZMW 250.00-700.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 437.92 ZMW 205.00-750.00
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 4,629.25 ZMW 2,200.00-10,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,385.00 ZMW 2,255.00-2,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 23,541.67 ZMW 20,000.00-25,625.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 12,596.88 ZMW 8,000.00-18,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 857.02 ZMW
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,428.37 ZMW
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 19,962.50 ZMW 14,300.00-25,625.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 17.90 12.00-29.00

Prices in Lusaka, Zambia

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Last update: April, 2016
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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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