Cost of Living in Malawi

Cost of living in Malawi is 24.87% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account).

Rent in Malawi is, on average, 64.85% lower than in United States.

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 3,250.00 MK 2,500.00-7,581.49
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 30,000.00 MK 25,000.00-61,722.08
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5,000.00 MK 3,000.00-6,065.19
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 800.00 MK 750.00-800.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1,200.00 MK 1,000.00-1,500.00
Cappuccino (regular) 1,618.94 MK 700.00-3,174.28
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 619.60 MK 450.00-800.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 316.94 MK 250.00-500.00
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3,217.60 MK 1,892.71-3,406.87
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 440.12 MK 283.50-635.03
Rice (white), (1 lb) 340.19 MK 226.80-453.59
Eggs (regular) (12) 1,366.67 MK 880.00-2,400.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8,164.67 MK 4,082.34-11,339.82
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 1,338.10 MK 816.47-2,041.17
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,689.63 MK 1,360.78-1,814.37
Apples (1 lb) 1,309.75 MK 362.87-2,041.17
Banana (1 lb) 604.79 MK 453.59-680.39
Oranges (1 lb) 1,330.54 MK 362.87-1,587.58
Tomato (1 lb) 604.79 MK 453.59-680.39
Potato (1 lb) 559.43 MK 272.16-816.47
Onion (1 lb) 572.66 MK 272.16-907.19
Lettuce (1 head) 412.50 MK 200.00-1,000.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 562.50 MK 480.00-800.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 6,000.00 MK 3,000.00-6,500.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 970.20 MK 800.00-1,060.61
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1,425.00 MK 1,000.00-1,500.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 3,000.00 MK 2,000.00-4,000.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 500.00 MK 200.00-500.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 21,700.00 MK
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5,000.00 MK 2,500.00-7,000.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 643.74 MK
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 1,000.00 MK
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3,360.90 MK 3,028.33-3,747.56
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 27,500,000.00 MK 20,000,000.00-35,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 26,666,666.67 MK 25,000,000.00-25,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 50,743.60 MK 30,000.00-70,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 83.94 MK 50.00-151.63
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 148,430.60 MK 80,000.00-250,000.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 36,581.49 MK 10,000.00-47,384.33
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 5,033.36 MK 2,100.07-8,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 4,000.00 MK 3,790.75-4,207.73
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 226,285.56 MK 200,000.00-300,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 8,469,014.81 MK 5,100,000.00-15,000,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 37,500.00 MK 15,500.00-75,814.92
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 5,000.00 MK 2,000.00-8,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 68,662.98 MK 40,000.00-90,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 63,750.00 MK 45,488.95-120,000.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 323,199.25 MK 150,000.00-700,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 224,574.13 MK 100,000.00-600,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 613,159.05 MK 400,000.00-900,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 521,784.07 MK 150,000.00-800,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre ?
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre ?
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 614,074.60 MK
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 21.75 15.00-45.00

Prices in Malawi

This country had 240 entries in the past 12 months by 18 different contributors.
Last update: November 2020
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