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Cost of Living in Malawi

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 4.00 $ 1.83-4.35
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 34.89 $ 27.81-36.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 4.73 $ 4.14-5.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 0.98 $ 0.88-1.11
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.50 $ 1.20-2.23
Cappuccino (regular) 3.29 $ 2.09-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.52 $ 0.31-0.70
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.33 $ 0.21-0.48
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.30 $ 3.79-4.92
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.41 $ 0.38-0.50
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.64 $ 0.47-0.95
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.49 $ 1.26-1.65
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.08 $ 3.84-6.33
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 1.06 $ 0.76-1.36
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1.77 $ 1.12-2.08
Apples (1 lb) 1.18 $ 0.79-1.58
Banana (1 lb) 0.41 $ 0.30-0.51
Oranges (1 lb) 1.11 $ 0.95-1.26
Tomato (1 lb) 0.38 $ 0.17-0.62
Potato (1 lb) 0.55 $ 0.42-0.79
Onion (1 lb) 0.53 $ 0.44-0.63
Lettuce (1 head) 0.28 $
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.12 $
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 8.46 $ 6.98-14.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.70 $
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.49 $
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) ?
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.28 $ 0.21-0.36
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) 4.41 $ 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 24.97 $ 20.94-29.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.23 $
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 58.67 $ 52.34-65.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 52.52 $ 40.00-68.71
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) ?
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 4.21 $
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) 55.00 $
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 16.27 $ 14.22-18.32
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) ?
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 85.55 $ 71.11-100.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 200.00 $
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 93.81 $ 47.62-140.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 1,200.00 $ 400.00-2,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 203.13 $ 76.19-350.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 482.73 $
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre ?
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,000.90 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 29.33 21.00-46.00

Prices in Malawi

These data are based on 152 entries in the past 18 months from 32 different contributors.
Last update: September 2017
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