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Cost of Living in Zambia

Cost of living in Zambia is 50.60% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Zambia is 73.19% 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 350.00 ZMW 200.00-500.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 50.00 ZMW 35.00-65.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 14.00 ZMW 12.00-15.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 16.00 ZMW 15.00-22.00
Cappuccino (regular) 25.87 ZMW 20.00-35.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 7.86 ZMW 5.50-10.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 4.64 ZMW 2.00-6.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 44.88 ZMW 34.07-60.57
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 7.75 ZMW 5.44-9.07
Rice (white), (1 lb) 8.96 ZMW 7.26-12.70
Eggs (regular) (12) 13.24 ZMW 12.00-15.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 42.79 ZMW 13.61-64.86
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 26.09 ZMW 20.41-31.75
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 31.15 ZMW 20.41-39.46
Apples (1 lb) 8.53 ZMW 7.26-9.07
Banana (1 lb) 3.93 ZMW 3.18-4.54
Oranges (1 lb) 12.10 ZMW 5.44-31.30
Tomato (1 lb) 3.63 ZMW 2.72-5.44
Potato (1 lb) 3.05 ZMW 2.27-4.54
Onion (1 lb) 5.22 ZMW 3.63-9.07
Lettuce (1 head) 10.00 ZMW 6.00-25.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 9.60 ZMW 7.00-20.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 80.00 ZMW 60.00-80.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 9.25 ZMW 7.00-15.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 12.00 ZMW 8.33-35.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 20.00 ZMW 20.00-21.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 7.00 ZMW 5.00-10.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 302.17 ZMW 300.00-304.35
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 30.00 ZMW 20.00-50.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 16.09 ZMW 16.09-32.19
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 50.00 ZMW 40.00-90.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 52.32 ZMW 46.83-60.79
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 250,000.00 ZMW 160,000.00-300,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 160,000.00 ZMW 95,000.00-556,300.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,000.00 ZMW 300.00-1,600.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.50 ZMW 1.00-2.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 898.00 ZMW 600.00-1,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 430.00 ZMW 330.00-700.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 87.50 ZMW 50.00-150.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 50.00 ZMW 30.00-80.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,166.50 ZMW 1,300.00-2,700.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 69,866.67 ZMW 17,700.00-101,376.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 270.00 ZMW 200.00-400.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 267.33 ZMW 175.00-1,200.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 550.50 ZMW 500.00-700.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 729.80 ZMW 600.00-800.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 3,511.47 ZMW 1,800.00-6,336.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,685.94 ZMW 1,000.00-5,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 8,898.80 ZMW 3,000.00-19,008.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 5,411.73 ZMW 2,500.00-10,000.00
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) 9,650.71 ZMW
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 23.40 15.00-42.00

Prices in Zambia

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Last update: July 2019
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