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Cost of Living in Zambia

Cost of living in Zambia is 43.26% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Zambia is 55.16% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 52.40 ZMW 25.00-80.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 210.00 ZMW 150.00-320.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 35.25 ZMW 35.00-50.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 12.00 ZMW 7.00-15.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 15.50 ZMW 12.00-20.00
Cappuccino (regular) 17.25 ZMW 10.00-25.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 6.30 ZMW 5.00-7.04
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.59 ZMW 3.00-5.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 47.11 ZMW 34.07-68.14
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 7.70 ZMW 6.35-9.07
Rice (white), (1 lb) 8.27 ZMW 5.44-13.44
Eggs (12) 13.71 ZMW 12.00-18.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 31.46 ZMW 27.55-35.38
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 17.24 ZMW 13.61-20.41
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 18.14 ZMW 18.14-18.14
Apples (1 lb) 7.70 ZMW 4.54-11.34
Banana (1 lb) 4.69 ZMW 3.18-5.44
Oranges (1 lb) 7.65 ZMW 4.54-14.74
Tomato (1 lb) 4.35 ZMW 2.72-5.49
Potato (1 lb) 5.68 ZMW 2.72-11.34
Onion (1 lb) 5.33 ZMW 4.54-6.80
Lettuce (1 head) 7.35 ZMW 4.00-9.87
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 5.50 ZMW 5.00-6.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 72.00 ZMW 45.00-100.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 8.60 ZMW 8.00-10.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 14.28 ZMW 12.84-15.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 20.00 ZMW 15.00-20.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.00 ZMW 4.00-7.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 237.50 ZMW 175.00-300.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 25.00 ZMW 20.00-35.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 32.19 ZMW 24.14-32.19
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 50.00 ZMW 50.00-50.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 37.50 ZMW 37.10-37.85
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 230,000.00 ZMW 187,610.46-246,855.88
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) ?
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 591.67 ZMW 300.00-1,300.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.67 ZMW 1.00-3.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 991.50 ZMW 800.00-1,200.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 430.00 ZMW 350.00-700.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 50.00 ZMW 50.00-50.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 60.00 ZMW 50.00-75.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 408.33 ZMW 250.00-600.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 415.20 ZMW 150.00-750.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 630.00 ZMW 500.00-800.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 741.67 ZMW 600.00-900.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,900.00 ZMW 1,500.00-4,500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,833.33 ZMW 900.00-2,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 14,947.60 ZMW 4,000.00-25,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 5,250.00 ZMW 3,000.00-8,500.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 825.60 ZMW
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 1,376.01 ZMW
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 12,209.69 ZMW
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 16.16 15.00-18.50

Prices in Zambia

These data are based on 460 entries in the past 18 months from 60 different contributors.
Last update: November, 2016 Our data for each country are based on all entries from all cities in that country.
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