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Cost of Living in Harare

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Cost of Living Index (Excl.Rent): 51.59
Rent Index: 14.78
Groceries Index: 42.21
Restaurants Index: 39.95
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index: 33.94
Local Purchasing Power: 24.66
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 7.50 $ 5.00-15.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 30.00 $ 15.00-50.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.00 $ 5.00-10.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1.00 $ 0.90-2.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.50 $ 1.50-2.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.25 $ 1.00-3.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.71 $ 0.50-1.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 0.43 $ 0.25-0.80
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.53 $ 4.54-6.40
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.87 $ 0.82-0.91
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.59 $ 0.40-0.95
Eggs (12) 1.97 $ 1.60-2.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.60 $ 2.27-7.71
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 2.03 $ 1.36-2.72
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.19 $ 2.18-5.43
Apples (1 lb) 0.83 $ 0.64-1.13
Banana (1 lb) 0.57 $ 0.45-0.91
Oranges (1 lb) 0.65 $ 0.45-1.13
Tomato (1 lb) 0.71 $ 0.45-0.91
Potato (1 lb) 0.58 $ 0.45-0.91
Onion (1 lb) 0.66 $ 0.45-1.31
Lettuce (1 head) 1.09 $ 0.90-1.21
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.05 $ 0.80-1.30
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 7.20 $ 6.00-10.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.05 $ 0.90-1.50
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 1.23 $ 1.00-2.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 2.00 $ 1.92-3.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.50 $ 0.50-0.50
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 30.00 $ 30.00-30.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 2.00-5.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.41 $ 1.61-3.22
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 5.14 $ 5.00-10.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.00 $ 4.73-5.30
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,000.00 $ 18,000.00-30,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 32,500.00 $ 10,000.00-40,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 105.62 $ 72.86-200.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.16 $ 0.15-0.20
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 106.00 $ 60.00-150.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 66.25 $ 30.00-100.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 10.17 $ 5.00-16.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 5.50 $ 5.00-7.00
Childcare [ Edit ] Avg.
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child 450.00 $ 300.00-600.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 12,500.00 $ 9,000.00-16,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 23.80 $ 15.00-35.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 31.88 $ 15.00-65.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 71.67 $ 45.00-120.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 67.78 $ 45.00-120.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 381.25 $ 350.00-400.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 262.50 $ 120.00-350.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 766.67 $ 550.00-900.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 659.09 $ 500.00-1,300.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 130.06 $ 65.03-185.80
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 90.58 $ 83.61-102.19
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (Net After Tax) 337.50 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 16.29 15.00-20.00

Prices in Harare, Zimbabwe

These data are based on 641 entries in the past 18 months from 65 different contributors.
Last update: February, 2017
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Cost of living in Harare is 48.41% lower than in New York (Info)Our estimator (with default settings) estimate monthly expenses for a single person at 604.20$ and for four person family at 2,084.19$ (without rent).
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3 Comments so far

#Joe Rugare on Jun 13, 2016 :
A reliable website for current Zimbabwe grocery prices might be www.zimart.co.zw. They have a huge list of grocery items on sale. The website if fairly popular on Google suggesting that it has a decent amount of web traffic and that therefore it serves a significant number of grocery shoppers in Zimbabwe.

At a glance it appears prices stated in this article are a bit inflated. For example, I looked up the price of 1kg of oranges on ZiMart and found that it is $1.10 but in the article above, it is stated as $2.70. 1kg of Rice on ZiMart is only $0.89 but it is stated as $2.10 here which is completely misleading.

Hope that helps
#Nimrod Zimbudzana on Jan 14, 2015 :
Hi,

The pricing list on most items for the Harare is overstated. I will collect real prices on some items which I do not know offhand then submit them to you. Zimbabwe has become one of the cheapest cities, in terms of cost of living ever since the introduction of the multi-currency regime in February 2009.The only problem is high unemployment rate which came about as a result of closure of many companies.

Most citizens have either migrated, ventured into the informal sector or unemployed.

I hope this information will be usefull.

Regards
#doske on Nov 29, 2013 :
completely unreliable. zimb's gdp is roughly $586, how ever did it balloon to 500 per month per person?