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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 54.94
Rent Index: 21.88
Groceries Index: 43.94
Restaurants Index: 38.10
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 38.54
Local Purchasing Power: 175.69

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 50.77 ZMW
30.00
96.65
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 253.80 ZMW
150.00
483.26
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 40.00 ZMW
32.22
70.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 14.18 ZMW
12.69
16.92
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 19.58 ZMW
16.11
25.00
Cappuccino (regular) 16.57 ZMW
10.00
22.55
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 5.49 ZMW
3.00
6.77
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 3.01 ZMW
2.00
4.23
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 54.62 ZMW
34.07
96.07
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 8.02 ZMW
5.00
15.35
Rice (white), (1 lb) 7.72 ZMW
5.90
9.59
Eggs (12) 13.57 ZMW
12.00
15.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 23.14 ZMW
22.68
23.60
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 17.62 ZMW
13.43
23.02
Apples (1 lb) 8.36 ZMW
5.37
11.34
Oranges (1 lb) 5.67 ZMW
4.54
6.80
Tomato (1 lb) 4.57 ZMW
4.54
4.60
Potato (1 lb) 9.92 ZMW
3.07
15.35
Lettuce (1 head) 8.23 ZMW
8.00
8.46
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 9.38 ZMW
8.00
10.15
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 100.00 ZMW
67.68
109.98
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 11.13 ZMW
8.00
16.92
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 18.46 ZMW
16.92
20.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 14.30 ZMW
8.46
25.38
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.00 ZMW
5.00
6.77
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 126.90 ZMW
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 20.96 ZMW
16.92
25.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 32.19 ZMW
9.33
54.46
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 84.60 ZMW
50.00
101.52
Gasoline (1 gallon) 36.70 ZMW
30.28
41.64
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 160,740.00 ZMW
126,900.00
211,500.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 443.31 ZMW
329.94
500.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.52 ZMW
1.00
1.69
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 840.60 ZMW
676.80
999.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,244.67 ZMW
350.00
2,538.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 75.76 ZMW
50.00
101.52
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 33.84 ZMW
33.84
45.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 650.00 ZMW
600.00
700.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 232.65 ZMW
169.20
296.10
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 750.00 ZMW
700.00
800.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 748.00 ZMW
650.00
846.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 4,364.18 ZMW
1,500.00
8,460.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,087.07 ZMW
1,861.20
2,400.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 12,603.75 ZMW
6,000.00
21,150.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 7,441.25 ZMW
3,000.00
13,113.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 707.36 ZMW
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,178.93 ZMW
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 19,035.00 ZMW
16,920.00
21,150.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 15.80
12.00
22.00

These data are based on 289 entries in the past 18 months from 40 different contributors.

Last update: August, 2015

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