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Cost of Living in Zambia

Cost of living in Zambia is 37.97% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Zambia is 52.87% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 58.73 ZMW 25.00-80.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 260.00 ZMW 150.00-350.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 40.00 ZMW 32.78-51.40
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 12.56 ZMW 7.00-15.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 16.39 ZMW 12.00-24.00
Cappuccino (regular) 18.83 ZMW 10.00-26.22
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 5.72 ZMW 3.00-7.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.43 ZMW 3.00-4.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 49.80 ZMW 34.07-75.71
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 7.26 ZMW 5.00-9.07
Rice (white), (1 lb) 8.75 ZMW 5.44-13.99
Eggs (12) 14.45 ZMW 12.00-18.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 33.30 ZMW 28.68-35.83
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 17.90 ZMW 13.61-27.22
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 18.14 ZMW 18.14-18.14
Apples (1 lb) 8.35 ZMW 4.54-11.34
Banana (1 lb) 4.31 ZMW 3.18-5.44
Oranges (1 lb) 9.30 ZMW 4.54-15.88
Tomato (1 lb) 5.21 ZMW 3.63-6.80
Potato (1 lb) 7.90 ZMW 2.72-18.65
Onion (1 lb) 5.67 ZMW 4.54-6.80
Lettuce (1 head) 7.51 ZMW 4.00-10.28
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 7.75 ZMW 5.00-12.34
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 82.24 ZMW 45.00-140.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 11.82 ZMW 8.00-20.56
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 16.67 ZMW 15.00-20.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 18.69 ZMW 15.00-20.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.00 ZMW 5.00-8.22
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 237.50 ZMW 175.00-300.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 25.00 ZMW 20.56-35.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 32.19 ZMW 24.14-48.28
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 50.00 ZMW 50.00-102.80
Gasoline (1 gallon) 37.16 ZMW 34.07-37.85
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 212,660.00 ZMW 195,320.00-230,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 510.18 ZMW 400.92-700.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.82 ZMW 0.80-3.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 964.28 ZMW 300.00-1,500.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,144.50 ZMW 350.00-2,500.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 68.34 ZMW 50.00-123.36
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 55.00 ZMW 41.12-75.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 393.74 ZMW 250.00-600.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 282.70 ZMW 205.60-359.80
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 608.69 ZMW 493.44-800.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 668.30 ZMW 359.80-900.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,192.97 ZMW 2,000.00-4,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,092.32 ZMW 1,800.00-2,400.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 14,735.00 ZMW 4,000.00-25,700.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 6,989.00 ZMW 3,000.00-15,934.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 859.53 ZMW
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,432.55 ZMW
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 14,312.00 ZMW 5,000.00-25,700.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 18.35 15.00-29.00

Prices in Zambia

These data are based on 473 entries in the past 18 months from 61 different contributors.
Last update: May, 2016 Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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