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Cost of Living in Zambia

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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 69.55
Rent Index: 30.32
Groceries Index: 63.84
Restaurants Index: 50.73
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 50.51
Local Purchasing Power: 183.73

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 9.37 $
6.30
10.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 30.00 $
24.19
40.94
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 6.30 $
5.00
10.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 1.75 $
1.13
2.20
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.46 $
1.94
3.50
Cappuccino (regular) 2.17 $
1.65
2.50
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 0.75 $
0.49
0.90
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 0.39 $
0.30
0.49
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.53 $
1.40
1.80
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 1.13 $
1.00
1.20
Rice (white), (1kg) 1.80 $
1.25
2.14
Eggs (12) 1.98 $
1.96
2.00
Local Cheese (1kg) 13.13 $
6.15
25.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 6.00 $
5.00
7.00
Apples (1kg) 3.13 $
1.40
4.00
Oranges (1kg) 2.44 $
1.96
3.00
Tomato (1kg) 1.36 $
1.20
1.57
Potato (1kg) 2.49 $
1.72
3.94
Lettuce (1 head) 0.93 $
0.79
1.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.28 $
1.06
1.57
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.24 $
10.00
13.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.20 $
0.85
1.75
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.32 $
1.80
3.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 1.69 $
0.75
3.00
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.79 $
0.79
0.80
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 15.00 $
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.00 $
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 3.65 $
3.29
4.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 11.00 $
10.00
12.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.88 $
1.80
2.00
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 16,322.70 $
15,000.00
19,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 66.70 $
39.00
82.37
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.18 $
0.15
0.20
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 128.19 $
100.00
164.58
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 110.00 $
100.00
120.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 9.94 $
7.87
12.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 7.09 $
4.00
9.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 182.95 $
98.85
350.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 25.00 $
20.00
35.00
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 140.90 $
131.80
150.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 94.42 $
35.00
148.27
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 739.74 $
658.98
800.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 414.74 $
329.49
500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,662.82 $
988.47
2,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,100.00 $
1,000.00
1,200.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 900.00 $
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,500.00 $
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,964.79 $
2,500.00
4,823.93
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 16.33
12.00
22.00

These data are based on 260 entries in the past 18 months from 36 different contributors.

Last update: September, 2014

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