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Cost of Living in Zambia

Cost of living in Zambia is 58.73% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Zambia is 76.63% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 30.00 ZMW 20.00-60.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 375.00 ZMW 300.00-500.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 35.00 ZMW 30.00-60.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 12.00 ZMW 10.00-15.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 15.00 ZMW 15.00-20.00
Cappuccino (regular) 28.09 ZMW 20.00-35.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 7.56 ZMW 5.00-10.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 4.45 ZMW 2.00-7.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 46.51 ZMW 34.07-60.57
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 7.12 ZMW 4.54-9.07
Rice (white), (1 lb) 8.71 ZMW 6.80-13.61
Eggs (regular) (12) 13.20 ZMW 12.00-15.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 55.11 ZMW 13.61-68.04
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 25.60 ZMW 22.68-31.75
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 26.54 ZMW 11.79-38.56
Apples (1 lb) 8.71 ZMW 7.26-13.61
Banana (1 lb) 3.74 ZMW 3.18-4.54
Oranges (1 lb) 10.37 ZMW 6.80-18.14
Tomato (1 lb) 3.36 ZMW 2.27-5.44
Potato (1 lb) 3.87 ZMW 3.18-4.54
Onion (1 lb) 4.45 ZMW 3.18-6.80
Lettuce (1 head) 9.75 ZMW 6.00-15.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 10.67 ZMW 7.00-20.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 80.00 ZMW 60.00-80.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 9.60 ZMW 7.00-15.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 13.50 ZMW 8.33-20.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 21.00 ZMW 20.00-40.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 6.00 ZMW 5.00-10.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 304.35 ZMW 300.00-500.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 40.00 ZMW 15.00-50.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 16.09 ZMW 16.09-27.36
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 40.00 ZMW 30.00-50.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 55.74 ZMW 49.10-60.79
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 225,000.00 ZMW 200,000.00-250,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 110,000.00 ZMW 95,000.00-556,300.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,166.67 ZMW 300.00-1,600.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.24 ZMW 0.80-2.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 865.00 ZMW 600.00-1,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 387.50 ZMW 250.00-700.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 80.00 ZMW 20.00-150.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 60.00 ZMW 50.00-85.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,033.20 ZMW 1,300.00-2,700.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 77,500.00 ZMW 54,600.00-119,260.60
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 230.00 ZMW 180.00-270.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 212.50 ZMW 80.00-350.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 450.00 ZMW 250.00-700.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 674.75 ZMW 500.00-800.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,282.88 ZMW 1,800.00-6,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,496.92 ZMW 1,000.00-4,472.27
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 9,892.98 ZMW 3,000.00-22,361.36
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 5,514.29 ZMW 2,500.00-10,435.30
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 52,644.62 ZMW 32,515.79-69,676.70
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 43,354.39 ZMW 32,515.79-51,096.25
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 10,012.89 ZMW
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 21.50 15.00-34.00

Prices in Zambia

These data are based on 468 entries in the past 18 months from 66 different contributors.
Last update: December 2019
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