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Cost of Living in Zambia

Cost of living in Zambia is 38.08% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Zambia is 56.70% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 50.00 ZMW 40.00-90.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 280.00 ZMW 200.00-350.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 40.00 ZMW 35.00-60.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 12.00 ZMW 10.00-15.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 15.00 ZMW 15.00-25.00
Cappuccino (regular) 19.00 ZMW 10.00-26.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 6.83 ZMW 5.00-8.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 4.12 ZMW 3.00-5.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 45.42 ZMW 34.07-60.57
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 7.63 ZMW 5.44-9.07
Rice (white), (1 lb) 9.00 ZMW 5.44-20.41
Eggs (regular) (12) 13.69 ZMW 12.00-18.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 40.37 ZMW 13.61-64.86
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 20.65 ZMW 13.61-27.22
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 25.85 ZMW 11.34-39.46
Apples (1 lb) 8.47 ZMW 6.80-11.34
Banana (1 lb) 4.23 ZMW 3.18-5.44
Oranges (1 lb) 13.55 ZMW 5.44-18.14
Tomato (1 lb) 4.17 ZMW 2.72-13.61
Potato (1 lb) 3.45 ZMW 2.27-5.44
Onion (1 lb) 4.91 ZMW 3.63-15.88
Lettuce (1 head) 10.25 ZMW 4.00-15.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 7.33 ZMW 5.00-12.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 75.00 ZMW 50.00-80.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 7.83 ZMW 7.00-10.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 13.00 ZMW 9.00-15.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 20.00 ZMW 20.00-21.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 5.00 ZMW 4.00-10.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 300.00 ZMW 175.00-300.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 25.00 ZMW 15.00-50.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 32.19 ZMW 16.09-32.19
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 50.00 ZMW 50.00-50.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 43.94 ZMW 37.36-51.48
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 195,000.00 ZMW 160,000.00-230,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 160,000.00 ZMW 100,000.00-250,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, 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) 2.00 ZMW 1.00-4.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 895.29 ZMW 450.00-1,500.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 433.33 ZMW 300.00-700.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 82.50 ZMW 45.00-150.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 45.00 ZMW 35.00-75.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,683.00 ZMW 2,666.00-2,700.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 50,766.67 ZMW 17,700.00-80,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 450.00 ZMW 250.00-850.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 476.00 ZMW 150.00-1,200.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 570.40 ZMW 500.00-700.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 713.80 ZMW 600.00-800.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 2,899.98 ZMW 1,000.00-5,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,300.00 ZMW 900.00-3,919.91
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 12,616.61 ZMW 4,000.00-30,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 5,649.96 ZMW 2,500.00-10,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 832.73 ZMW
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre ?
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 13,516.58 ZMW
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 23.88 16.00-42.00

Prices in Zambia

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Last update: February 2018
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