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Cost of Living in Malawi

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 4.23 $ 1.83-4.35
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 30.09 $ 22.90-36.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.00 $ 4.46-10.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1.11 $ 0.88-1.49
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.68 $ 1.20-2.16
Cappuccino (regular) 3.26 $ 1.51-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.44 $ 0.31-0.69
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.41 $ 0.27-0.54
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.89 $ 3.27-4.33
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.43 $ 0.38-0.52
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.56 $ 0.47-0.95
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.60 $ 1.47-1.92
Local Cheese (1 lb) 3.04 $ 2.25-3.84
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 1.90 $ 1.36-2.45
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1.61 $ 1.12-2.08
Apples (1 lb) 2.26 $ 1.58-2.94
Banana (1 lb) 0.41 $ 0.30-0.78
Oranges (1 lb) 1.26 $
Tomato (1 lb) 0.41 $ 0.17-0.62
Potato (1 lb) 0.48 $ 0.42-0.59
Onion (1 lb) 0.55 $ 0.44-0.69
Lettuce (1 head) 1.30 $
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.30 $
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 10.79 $ 8.46-14.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.51 $
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 2.16 $
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 3.24 $
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.36 $ 0.21-0.48
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) ?
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.71 $ 1.30-4.13
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 4.45 $ 2.09-6.81
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 2.00 $
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.20 $ 2.65-6.71
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) ?
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,000.00 $
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 38.24 $ 29.00-47.49
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.19 $ 0.15-0.23
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 82.64 $ 65.00-107.93
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 54.35 $ 40.00-68.71
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) ?
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 5.34 $ 4.21-6.48
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child ?
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 11,000.00 $
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 46.93 $ 38.85-55.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 19.48 $ 14.22-25.90
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 97.13 $
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 100.21 $ 71.11-129.51
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 429.51 $ 200.00-700.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 87.72 $ 47.62-140.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,226.42 $ 400.00-2,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 247.41 $ 76.19-350.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre ?
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre ?
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,126.12 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 33.50 25.00-46.00

Prices in Malawi

These data are based on 168 entries in the past 18 months from 31 different contributors.
Last update: July 2017
Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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