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Cost of Living in Lusaka

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Cost of Living Index (Excl.Rent): 49.04
Rent Index: 26.72
Groceries Index: 35.13
Restaurants Index: 31.78
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index: 38.61
Local Purchasing Power: 135.15
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 59.94 ZMW 25.00-80.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 260.00 ZMW 191.63-324.45
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 35.63 ZMW 30.00-50.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 14.25 ZMW 12.00-15.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 20.00 ZMW 15.00-25.00
Cappuccino (regular) 21.34 ZMW 14.25-28.51
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 6.59 ZMW 5.50-7.13
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.88 ZMW 3.00-5.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 54.98 ZMW 34.07-75.71
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 7.13 ZMW 5.21-9.07
Rice (white), (1 lb) 13.50 ZMW 9.07-20.41
Eggs (12) 15.08 ZMW 12.00-21.63
Local Cheese (1 lb) 35.61 ZMW 35.38-35.83
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 20.46 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) 8.34 ZMW 6.80-11.34
Banana (1 lb) 4.31 ZMW 3.18-5.44
Oranges (1 lb) 5.67 ZMW 4.54-6.80
Tomato (1 lb) 4.68 ZMW 3.63-5.89
Potato (1 lb) 10.08 ZMW 3.92-19.62
Onion (1 lb) 10.89 ZMW 5.44-20.41
Lettuce (1 head) 9.88 ZMW 8.00-10.81
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 7.10 ZMW 5.00-10.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 93.26 ZMW 86.52-100.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 12.94 ZMW 8.00-21.63
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 17.03 ZMW 14.06-20.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 18.28 ZMW 15.00-20.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.00 ZMW 5.00-8.65
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 231.11 ZMW 162.22-300.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 25.00 ZMW 21.63-35.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 32.19 ZMW 9.33-69.62
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 108.15 ZMW 50.00-129.78
Gasoline (1 gallon) 37.39 ZMW 32.55-41.64
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 217,742.50 ZMW 205,485.00-230,000.00
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) 2.04 ZMW 1.00-3.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 1,166.67 ZMW 800.00-1,500.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,600.00 ZMW 700.00-2,500.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 69.94 ZMW 50.00-129.78
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 50.00 ZMW 45.00-60.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 397.54 ZMW 250.00-700.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 448.27 ZMW 216.30-750.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 589.71 ZMW 519.12-700.00
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 4,672.76 ZMW 2,200.00-10,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,426.43 ZMW 2,379.30-2,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 20,509.38 ZMW 10,000.00-27,037.50
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 11,452.65 ZMW 6,000.00-18,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 904.26 ZMW
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,507.11 ZMW
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 20,668.75 ZMW
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 17.90 12.00-29.00

Prices in Lusaka, Zambia

These data are based on 328 entries in the past 18 months from 39 different contributors.
Last update: June, 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??????????????????????????????????????????