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Cost of Living in Zambia

Cost of living in Zambia is 44.35% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Zambia is 58.54% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 60.00 ZMW 25.00-80.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 235.00 ZMW 150.00-327.15
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 40.00 ZMW 35.00-50.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 12.00 ZMW 7.00-15.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 16.98 ZMW 12.00-24.00
Cappuccino (regular) 17.32 ZMW 10.00-25.15
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 6.32 ZMW 5.00-7.18
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.67 ZMW 3.00-5.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 49.74 ZMW 34.07-68.14
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 7.37 ZMW 5.44-9.07
Rice (white), (1 lb) 9.04 ZMW 5.44-14.84
Eggs (12) 14.42 ZMW 12.00-19.08
Local Cheese (1 lb) 33.88 ZMW 30.42-35.83
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 18.20 ZMW 13.61-26.31
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 18.14 ZMW 18.14-18.14
Apples (1 lb) 8.41 ZMW 4.54-11.34
Banana (1 lb) 4.69 ZMW 3.18-5.44
Oranges (1 lb) 9.30 ZMW 4.54-15.88
Tomato (1 lb) 4.85 ZMW 2.72-6.80
Potato (1 lb) 6.34 ZMW 3.63-11.34
Onion (1 lb) 5.59 ZMW 4.54-6.80
Lettuce (1 head) 7.76 ZMW 4.00-10.91
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 6.09 ZMW 5.00-8.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 87.24 ZMW 45.00-140.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 11.42 ZMW 8.00-21.81
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 16.04 ZMW 14.18-20.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 19.21 ZMW 15.00-20.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.00 ZMW 4.00-8.72
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 237.50 ZMW 175.00-300.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 25.00 ZMW 20.00-35.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 32.19 ZMW 24.14-48.28
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 50.00 ZMW 50.00-109.05
Gasoline (1 gallon) 37.20 ZMW 34.07-37.85
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 218,597.50 ZMW 207,195.00-230,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 479.22 ZMW 300.00-700.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.66 ZMW 0.80-3.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 961.00 ZMW 300.00-1,500.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 860.00 ZMW 350.00-2,500.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 70.22 ZMW 50.00-130.86
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 50.00 ZMW 45.00-60.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 398.29 ZMW 250.00-600.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 299.89 ZMW 218.10-381.68
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 612.24 ZMW 500.00-800.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 710.00 ZMW 600.00-800.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,985.49 ZMW 1,500.00-4,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,066.52 ZMW 1,800.00-2,400.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 13,835.75 ZMW 6,000.00-25,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 6,487.84 ZMW 3,000.00-16,902.75
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 911.79 ZMW
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,519.65 ZMW
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 15,062.08 ZMW
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 18.35 15.00-29.00

Prices in Zambia

These data are based on 512 entries in the past 18 months from 61 different contributors.
Last update: June, 2016 Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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