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Cost of Living in Lusaka

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 50.00 ZMW 40.00-70.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 290.00 ZMW 250.00-350.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 50.00 ZMW 40.00-60.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 13.00 ZMW 8.00-16.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 17.50 ZMW 11.00-25.00
Cappuccino (regular) 23.00 ZMW 20.00-30.00
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 6.94 ZMW 5.50-8.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 4.43 ZMW 2.50-6.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 47.95 ZMW 34.07-68.14
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 8.16 ZMW 7.26-9.07
Rice (white), (1 lb) 8.32 ZMW 6.80-12.70
Eggs (regular) (12) 14.27 ZMW 12.00-15.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 24.49 ZMW 13.61-35.38
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 23.59 ZMW 20.41-27.22
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 35.08 ZMW 31.75-39.46
Apples (1 lb) 13.91 ZMW 8.16-24.49
Banana (1 lb) 4.08 ZMW 3.18-5.44
Oranges (1 lb) 31.30 ZMW
Tomato (1 lb) 5.78 ZMW 2.72-13.61
Potato (1 lb) 4.31 ZMW 3.18-5.44
Onion (1 lb) 4.76 ZMW 3.18-15.88
Lettuce (1 head) 15.00 ZMW 15.00-15.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 8.33 ZMW 4.00-12.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 75.00 ZMW 70.00-80.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 8.00 ZMW 7.00-16.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 18.67 ZMW 9.00-35.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 20.50 ZMW 20.00-30.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 7.00 ZMW 5.00-10.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 300.00 ZMW 300.00-300.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 35.00 ZMW 20.00-50.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 27.36 ZMW 16.09-32.19
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 50.00 ZMW 50.00-90.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 48.01 ZMW 43.15-52.16
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 300,000.00 ZMW 110,000.00-456,300.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 175,000.00 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 300.00-2,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 2.50 ZMW 1.00-4.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 1,050.00 ZMW 700.00-1,500.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 562.50 ZMW 400.00-700.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 100.00 ZMW 50.00-150.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 65.00 ZMW 35.00-80.00
Childcare [ Edit ]
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 2,666.00 ZMW
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 50,766.67 ZMW 17,700.00-80,000.00
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 570.00 ZMW 300.00-850.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 775.00 ZMW 350.00-1,200.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 625.00 ZMW 500.00-950.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 706.67 ZMW 600.00-1,200.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 5,694.70 ZMW 3,500.00-9,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,395.76 ZMW 2,000.00-4,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 15,046.16 ZMW 10,000.00-30,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 8,736.76 ZMW 6,000.00-10,000.00
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ]
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre ?
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre ?
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ]
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 12,466.89 ZMW
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 28.50 17.00-43.00

Prices in Lusaka

These data are based on 310 entries in the past 18 months from 44 different contributors.
Last update: June 2018
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2 Comments so far

#Mark Winchester on Apr 17, 2015 :
Interested in the conveyor belting industry. 16 years experience. From Canada wondering what the pay is like. Vary interested.
#Jhon 625 on Mar 01, 2015 :
hey, i need 2 know tht 2. does anyone know wat the average wage for a job in zambia is??????????????????????????????????????????