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Cost of Living in Lusaka

Cost of living in Lusaka is 46.49% lower than in New York (Info)Our estimator (with default settings) estimate monthly expenses for a single person at 670.97$ (7,615.56ZMW) and for four person family at 2,388.63$ (27,110.98ZMW) (without rent).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 58.57 ZMW 30.00-63.89
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 300.00 ZMW 204.44-340.50
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 35.72 ZMW 30.00-50.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 15.00 ZMW 12.00-22.70
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 24.00 ZMW 17.86-28.38
Cappuccino (regular) 20.62 ZMW 14.29-25.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 6.87 ZMW 5.00-10.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 3.74 ZMW 2.84-5.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 57.45 ZMW 34.07-75.71
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 7.60 ZMW 5.44-9.07
Rice (white), (1 lb) 14.76 ZMW 10.30-20.41
Eggs (12) 14.57 ZMW 12.00-19.86
Local Cheese (1 lb) 35.61 ZMW 35.38-35.83
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 21.04 ZMW 13.61-30.89
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 24.95 ZMW 18.14-31.75
Apples (1 lb) 8.45 ZMW 6.80-11.34
Banana (1 lb) 3.18 ZMW
Oranges (1 lb) 5.67 ZMW 4.54-6.80
Tomato (1 lb) 5.36 ZMW 4.54-6.18
Potato (1 lb) 12.02 ZMW 4.12-20.59
Onion (1 lb) 13.61 ZMW 6.80-20.41
Lettuce (1 head) 10.23 ZMW 8.00-11.35
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 9.17 ZMW 5.67-13.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 95.40 ZMW 90.80-100.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 16.17 ZMW 9.65-22.70
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 22.94 ZMW 14.76-34.05
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 19.18 ZMW 15.00-20.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 6.00 ZMW 5.00-10.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 235.12 ZMW 170.25-300.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 25.00 ZMW 25.00-35.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 41.20 ZMW 9.33-73.06
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 113.50 ZMW 50.00-136.20
Gasoline (1 gallon) 37.41 ZMW 32.55-41.64
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 222,825.00 ZMW 215,650.00-230,000.00
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) 2.18 ZMW 2.00-2.27
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 1,202.67 ZMW 908.00-1,500.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 2,346.67 ZMW 1,135.00-3,405.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 78.73 ZMW 50.00-136.20
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 55.00 ZMW 45.00-80.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 500.37 ZMW 250.00-800.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 458.08 ZMW 227.00-750.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 648.70 ZMW 544.80-800.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 750.00 ZMW 600.00-1,000.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 6,089.95 ZMW 2,500.00-10,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,268.00 ZMW 2,400.00-5,675.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 24,018.75 ZMW 20,000.00-28,375.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 13,142.50 ZMW 8,000.00-18,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 949.00 ZMW
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,581.66 ZMW
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 21,337.50 ZMW 14,300.00-28,375.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 17.90 12.00-29.00

Prices in Lusaka, Zambia

These data are based on 321 entries in the past 18 months from 36 different contributors.
Last update: February, 2016
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#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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