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Cost of Living in Zambia

Cost of living in Zambia is 39.25% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Zambia is 48.63% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 60.00 ZMW 25.00-106.58
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 284.23 ZMW 150.00-350.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 40.00 ZMW 35.00-70.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 15.00 ZMW 7.00-16.96
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 20.00 ZMW 12.00-25.00
Cappuccino (regular) 19.63 ZMW 10.00-28.27
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 5.79 ZMW 3.00-7.11
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 3.41 ZMW 2.50-5.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 50.08 ZMW 34.07-75.71
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 7.71 ZMW 5.44-9.07
Rice (white), (1 lb) 10.69 ZMW 5.90-15.39
Eggs (12) 14.09 ZMW 11.20-19.79
Local Cheese (1 lb) 34.25 ZMW 31.55-35.83
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 18.92 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) 7.88 ZMW 4.54-11.34
Banana (1 lb) 5.29 ZMW 2.27-10.43
Oranges (1 lb) 7.65 ZMW 4.54-14.74
Tomato (1 lb) 4.95 ZMW 3.63-6.16
Potato (1 lb) 9.21 ZMW 2.72-20.52
Onion (1 lb) 10.58 ZMW 4.54-20.41
Lettuce (1 head) 8.90 ZMW 5.00-11.31
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 8.33 ZMW 5.00-13.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 90.48 ZMW 65.00-100.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 14.08 ZMW 9.61-22.62
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 17.50 ZMW 15.00-20.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 19.56 ZMW 15.00-20.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 7.00 ZMW 5.00-10.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 300.00 ZMW 169.65-450.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 25.00 ZMW 22.62-50.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 32.19 ZMW 32.19-32.19
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 81.55 ZMW 50.00-135.72
Gasoline (1 gallon) 37.46 ZMW 32.55-41.64
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 222,445.00 ZMW 214,890.00-230,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 623.51 ZMW 300.00-1,300.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.66 ZMW 0.80-2.26
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 980.76 ZMW 300.00-1,500.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,327.00 ZMW 350.00-2,500.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 78.57 ZMW 50.00-135.72
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) 460.12 ZMW 250.00-700.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 311.02 ZMW 226.20-395.85
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 648.81 ZMW 500.00-800.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 730.00 ZMW 600.00-900.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 4,825.29 ZMW 2,000.00-10,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,198.03 ZMW 1,800.00-2,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 16,420.50 ZMW 6,000.00-25,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 8,157.50 ZMW 3,000.00-17,530.50
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 945.65 ZMW
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,576.09 ZMW
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 17,548.75 ZMW 5,000.00-28,275.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 18.35 15.00-29.00

Prices in Zambia

These data are based on 442 entries in the past 18 months from 54 different contributors.
Last update: February, 2016 Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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