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Cost of Living in Malawi

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 3,950.02 MK 2,000.00-8,000.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 25,000.00 MK 20,000.00-32,625.44
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 3,000.00 MK 2,500.00-3,625.05
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 737.50 MK 700.00-751.18
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1,043.76 MK 725.01-1,251.97
Cappuccino (regular) 1,433.60 MK 1,001.58-2,000.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 507.50 MK 300.00-651.02
Water (12 oz small bottle) 265.63 MK 150.00-350.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3,217.60 MK 1,135.62-4,542.50
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 306.18 MK 272.16-362.87
Rice (white), (1 lb) 476.27 MK 294.84-680.39
Eggs (regular) (12) 1,100.00 MK 800.00-1,400.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4,535.93 MK
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 1,292.74 MK 544.31-2,041.17
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,678.29 MK 1,360.78-1,859.73
Apples (1 lb) 1,020.58 MK 566.99-1,360.78
Banana (1 lb) 362.87 MK 362.87-362.87
Oranges (1 lb) 793.79 MK 680.39-907.19
Tomato (1 lb) 272.16 MK 226.80-317.52
Potato (1 lb) 442.25 MK 317.52-566.99
Onion (1 lb) 355.31 MK 294.84-453.59
Lettuce (1 head) 200.00 MK
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 800.00 MK
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 5,750.00 MK 5,000.00-6,500.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 500.00 MK
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2,500.00 MK
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) ?
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 225.00 MK 150.00-500.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) ?
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3,000.00 MK 942.51-5,000.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,685.24 MK 1,516.83-1,853.66
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 1,450.02 MK
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3,086.07 MK 2,839.06-3,255.45
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) ?
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 19,025,088.58 MK 13,050,177.16-25,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 33,125.25 MK 15,000.00-49,300.67
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 130.58 MK 80.00-166.75
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 98,750.49 MK 37,500.00-150,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 40,781.80 MK 35,000.00-50,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,008.28 MK
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3,824.43 MK 3,625.05-4,023.80
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 228,415.86 MK 193,577.63-250,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 6,050,059.05 MK 5,075,068.89-7,975,108.26
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 45,792.18 MK 25,000.00-72,500.98
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) ?
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 49,000.39 MK 40,000.00-58,000.79
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 60,333.86 MK 43,500.59-72,500.98
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 262,001.57 MK 180,000.00-362,504.92
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 159,502.17 MK 100,000.00-580,007.87
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 587,504.92 MK 290,003.94-797,510.83
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 470,420.11 MK 150,000.00-870,011.81
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 347,714.83 MK
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre ?
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 573,808.89 MK
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 28.25 25.00-32.00

Prices in Malawi

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Last update: March 2019
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