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Cost of Living in Zambia

Cost of living in Zambia is 33.77% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Zambia is 49.12% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 57.81 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 32.71-50.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 13.08 ZMW 7.00-15.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 17.85 ZMW 12.00-24.00
Cappuccino (regular) 19.79 ZMW 13.00-26.17
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 5.60 ZMW 3.00-7.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.48 ZMW 3.00-4.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 48.69 ZMW 34.07-73.25
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 7.31 ZMW 5.00-9.07
Rice (white), (1 lb) 10.31 ZMW 4.54-20.41
Eggs (12) 13.75 ZMW 12.00-16.93
Local Cheese (1 lb) 32.73 ZMW 26.99-35.83
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 17.86 ZMW 13.61-26.33
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 18.14 ZMW 18.14-18.14
Apples (1 lb) 7.67 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) 4.73 ZMW 3.63-5.49
Potato (1 lb) 8.49 ZMW 2.72-17.55
Onion (1 lb) 10.58 ZMW 4.54-20.41
Lettuce (1 head) 8.09 ZMW 5.00-9.68
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 7.92 ZMW 5.00-11.61
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 88.70 ZMW 65.00-140.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 12.52 ZMW 8.22-19.35
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 17.50 ZMW 15.00-20.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 18.18 ZMW 15.00-20.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.00 ZMW 5.00-7.74
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 300.00 ZMW 145.12-450.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 27.50 ZMW 19.35-50.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 32.19 ZMW 32.19-48.28
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 50.00 ZMW 50.00-116.10
Gasoline (1 gallon) 37.17 ZMW 34.07-37.85
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 206,912.50 ZMW 183,825.00-230,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 505.46 ZMW 377.33-700.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.78 ZMW 0.80-3.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 954.60 ZMW 300.00-1,500.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,129.38 ZMW 350.00-2,500.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 66.53 ZMW 50.00-116.10
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 55.00 ZMW 38.70-75.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 389.99 ZMW 250.00-600.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 266.06 ZMW 193.50-338.62
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 602.88 ZMW 464.40-800.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 664.77 ZMW 338.62-900.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 4,085.70 ZMW 2,000.00-9,675.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,065.70 ZMW 1,800.00-2,400.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 14,407.29 ZMW 4,000.00-25,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 6,832.71 ZMW 3,000.00-14,996.25
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 808.95 ZMW
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,348.24 ZMW
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 13,767.50 ZMW 5,000.00-24,187.50
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 18.35 15.00-29.00

Prices in Zambia

These data are based on 445 entries in the past 18 months from 61 different contributors.
Last update: April, 2016 Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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