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Cost of Living in Malawi

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 2,916.25 MK 2,500.00-7,290.63
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 25,000.00 MK 20,000.00-32,807.83
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 3,000.00 MK 2,500.00-3,645.31
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 709.14 MK 641.58-750.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1,000.00 MK 729.06-1,181.91
Cappuccino (regular) 1,323.25 MK 945.53-2,000.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 498.72 MK 300.00-614.59
Water (12 oz small bottle) 249.36 MK 150.00-350.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3,217.60 MK 1,892.71-4,542.50
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 383.29 MK 283.50-453.59
Rice (white), (1 lb) 362.87 MK 294.84-453.59
Eggs (regular) (12) 1,066.67 MK 800.00-1,400.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 7,937.88 MK 4,535.93-11,339.82
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) 1,814.37 MK 1,360.78-1,859.73
Apples (1 lb) 1,096.18 MK 566.99-1,360.78
Banana (1 lb) 521.63 MK 362.87-680.39
Oranges (1 lb) 1,020.58 MK 680.39-1,360.78
Tomato (1 lb) 226.80 MK
Potato (1 lb) 419.57 MK 272.16-566.99
Onion (1 lb) 340.19 MK 272.16-453.59
Lettuce (1 head) 233.33 MK 200.00-300.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 633.33 MK 500.00-800.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 4,750.00 MK 4,500.00-5,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 675.00 MK 500.00-850.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1,666.67 MK 1,000.00-2,500.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) ?
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 250.00 MK 200.00-500.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) ?
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4,000.00 MK 3,000.00-5,000.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1,749.93 MK
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) ?
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3,089.53 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) 25,000,000.00 MK
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 38,676.48 MK 15,000.00-50,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 131.17 MK 80.00-167.68
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 98,953.15 MK 37,500.00-150,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 41,009.79 MK 35,000.00-50,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 2,019.50 MK
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3,845.81 MK 3,645.31-4,046.30
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 229,226.93 MK 194,659.81-250,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 6,074,377.82 MK 5,100,000.00-8,019,692.67
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 46,001.59 MK 25,000.00-72,906.30
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) ?
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 49,162.52 MK 40,000.00-58,325.04
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 60,550.03 MK 43,743.78-72,906.30
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 262,650.08 MK 180,000.00-364,531.48
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 160,393.85 MK 100,000.00-583,250.38
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 589,531.48 MK 291,625.19-801,969.27
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 471,838.71 MK 150,000.00-874,875.56
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 328,639.04 MK
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre ?
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 503,820.87 MK
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 27.00 17.00-45.00

Prices in Malawi

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Last update: August 2019
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