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Cost of Living in Lusaka

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Cost of Living Index (Excl.Rent): 57.10
Rent Index: 32.71
Groceries Index: 44.70
Restaurants Index: 36.22
Cost of Living Plus Rent Index: 45.15
Local Purchasing Power: 161.87
Restaurants [ Edit ] Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 50.00 ZMW 30.00-60.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 280.00 ZMW 220.00-320.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 35.00 ZMW 30.00-50.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 10.00 ZMW 7.00-15.00
Imported Beer (11.2 oz small bottle) 17.50 ZMW 11.00-24.00
Cappuccino (regular) 23.00 ZMW 15.00-27.26
Coke/Pepsi (11.2 oz small bottle) 6.53 ZMW 5.00-7.00
Water (11.2 oz small bottle) 3.99 ZMW 3.00-5.00
Markets [ Edit ] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 47.95 ZMW 34.07-75.71
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 7.91 ZMW 5.44-9.07
Rice (white), (1 lb) 12.10 ZMW 4.54-27.22
Eggs (12) 14.67 ZMW 12.00-23.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 35.61 ZMW 35.38-35.83
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 23.36 ZMW 13.61-27.22
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 29.79 ZMW 18.14-39.46
Apples (1 lb) 4.76 ZMW 2.72-6.80
Banana (1 lb) 4.31 ZMW 3.18-5.44
Oranges (1 lb) 4.54 ZMW
Tomato (1 lb) 8.62 ZMW 2.72-16.74
Potato (1 lb) 8.30 ZMW 2.72-16.74
Onion (1 lb) 10.89 ZMW 5.44-20.41
Lettuce (1 head) 10.74 ZMW 8.00-15.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 9.67 ZMW 4.00-13.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 100.00 ZMW 70.00-150.00
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
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 25.00 ZMW 20.00-30.00
Transportation [ Edit ] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 7.00 ZMW 5.00-8.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 300.00 ZMW 300.00-300.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 30.00 ZMW 25.00-50.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 32.19 ZMW 9.33-56.33
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 50.00 ZMW 50.00-50.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 40.30 ZMW 37.29-47.32
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 265,000.00 ZMW 230,000.00-300,000.00
Toyota Corolla 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 250,000.00 ZMW
Utilities (Monthly) [ Edit ] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,333.33 ZMW 700.00-2,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 3.50 ZMW 1.00-5.00
Internet (10 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 1,050.00 ZMW 700.00-1,500.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 562.50 ZMW 400.00-700.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 83.33 ZMW 45.00-300.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 60.00 ZMW 50.00-75.00
Childcare [ Edit ] Avg.
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Private, Monthly for 1 Child ?
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 17,700.00 ZMW
Clothing And Shoes [ Edit ] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 550.00 ZMW 250.00-850.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 975.00 ZMW 750.00-1,200.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 683.33 ZMW 500.00-950.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 694.00 ZMW 650.00-800.00
Rent Per Month [ Edit ] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 7,375.00 ZMW 4,500.00-10,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,750.00 ZMW 2,000.00-7,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 20,015.08 ZMW 12,000.00-25,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 12,389.65 ZMW 8,000.00-18,448.24
Buy Apartment Price [ Edit ] Avg.
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre ?
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre ?
Salaries And Financing [ Edit ] Avg.
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 29,650.00 ZMW
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 21.38 15.00-29.00

Prices in Lusaka, Zambia

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Last update: April 2017
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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??????????????????????????????????????????