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Cost of Living in Zambia

Cost of living in Zambia is 28.42% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Zambia is 37.27% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 60.00 ZMW 40.00-80.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 300.00 ZMW 220.00-320.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 40.00 ZMW 34.23-50.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.00 ZMW 7.00-15.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 15.00 ZMW 12.00-24.00
Cappuccino (regular) 20.75 ZMW 10.00-27.39
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 6.74 ZMW 5.00-8.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 4.16 ZMW 3.00-5.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 48.83 ZMW 34.07-68.14
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 7.98 ZMW 6.35-9.07
Rice (white), (1 lb) 9.16 ZMW 5.44-20.41
Eggs (regular) (12) 13.86 ZMW 12.00-18.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 35.61 ZMW 13.61-49.90
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 19.78 ZMW 13.61-27.22
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 25.85 ZMW 18.14-34.02
Apples (1 lb) 9.22 ZMW 4.54-24.49
Banana (1 lb) 4.69 ZMW 2.27-10.43
Oranges (1 lb) 15.31 ZMW 4.54-31.30
Tomato (1 lb) 6.27 ZMW 2.72-13.61
Potato (1 lb) 3.93 ZMW 2.27-7.35
Onion (1 lb) 7.44 ZMW 4.54-15.88
Lettuce (1 head) 8.50 ZMW 4.00-15.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 6.83 ZMW 5.00-12.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 70.00 ZMW 45.00-140.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 8.33 ZMW 7.00-16.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 13.50 ZMW 12.00-15.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 20.50 ZMW 20.00-30.00
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 20.00-50.00
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) 40.03 ZMW 37.10-49.97
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 230,000.00 ZMW 160,000.00-300,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 190,000.00 ZMW 130,000.00-250,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
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) 2.20 ZMW 1.00-4.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 933.40 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) 75.00 ZMW 50.00-150.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 50.00 ZMW 35.00-75.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,700.00 ZMW
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 17,700.00 ZMW
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 450.00 ZMW 250.00-800.00
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) 608.67 ZMW 500.00-800.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 694.00 ZMW 600.00-800.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 4,750.83 ZMW 1,000.00-10,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,266.67 ZMW 900.00-7,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 15,528.09 ZMW 4,000.00-25,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 7,890.69 ZMW 2,500.00-18,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 684.64 ZMW
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre ?
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 12,753.71 ZMW
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 20.96 15.00-30.00

Prices in Zambia

These data are based on 509 entries in the past 18 months from 66 different contributors.
Last update: July 2017
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