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Cost of Living in Zambia

Cost of living in Zambia is 49.94% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Zambia is 68.67% lower than in United States (average data for all cities).
Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 2.83 $ 2.02-5.65
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 24.23 $ 16.15-37.17
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 4.04 $ 2.83-5.25
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 0.97 $ 0.81-1.21
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.21 $ 1.21-1.78
Cappuccino (regular) 1.85 $ 1.62-2.49
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.61 $ 0.48-0.81
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.40 $ 0.24-0.48
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.53 $ 2.75-4.89
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.65 $ 0.44-0.73
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.63 $ 0.59-0.66
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.04 $ 0.97-1.21
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.75 $ 1.10-5.24
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 1.94 $ 1.65-2.20
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2.42 $ 1.65-3.19
Apples (1 lb) 0.76 $ 0.59-1.10
Banana (1 lb) 0.28 $ 0.18-0.37
Oranges (1 lb) 1.04 $ 0.44-2.53
Tomato (1 lb) 0.29 $ 0.22-0.48
Potato (1 lb) 0.25 $ 0.18-0.62
Onion (1 lb) 0.35 $ 0.29-0.44
Lettuce (1 head) 0.83 $ 0.57-2.02
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.87 $ 0.57-1.62
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 6.46 $ 4.85-6.46
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.73 $ 0.57-1.21
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 0.90 $ 0.67-1.21
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 1.62 $ 1.62-1.70
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.61 $ 0.40-0.81
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 24.41 $ 24.23-24.58
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.62 $ 1.62-4.04
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.95 $ 1.30-2.21
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 4.04 $ 4.04-4.04
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.15 $ 3.78-4.91
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,191.39 $ 12,922.49-24,229.67
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 12,922.49 $ 7,672.73-44,929.88
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 58.52 $ 24.23-121.15
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.13 $ 0.08-0.16
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 84.60 $ 79.96-96.92
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 37.42 $ 24.23-60.57
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 7.07 $ 4.04-12.11
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3.63 $ 2.42-6.46
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 174.98 $ 105.00-218.07
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 5,642.82 $ 1,429.55-9,691.87
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 23.62 $ 20.19-32.31
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 24.23 $ 16.31-96.92
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 53.55 $ 40.38-76.73
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 58.81 $ 52.50-64.61
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 332.36 $ 161.53-726.89
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 201.91 $ 80.77-400.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 716.49 $ 242.30-1,500.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 605.44 $ 201.91-1,615.31
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 5,064.73 $ 4,501.98-5,627.48
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 3,939.23 $ 3,751.65-4,126.82
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 696.83 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 22.83 1.21-3.39

Prices in Zambia

These data are based on 474 entries in the past 18 months from 62 different contributors.
Last update: March 2019
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