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Cost of Living in Lusaka

Restaurants [ Edit ] Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 55.00 ZMW 40.00-70.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 300.00 ZMW 250.00-445.64
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 45.00 ZMW 35.00-60.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 14.00 ZMW 8.00-16.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 17.50 ZMW 11.00-25.00
Cappuccino (regular) 24.85 ZMW 20.00-30.80
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 7.25 ZMW 5.50-8.57
Water (12 oz small bottle) 4.67 ZMW 3.00-6.00
Markets [ Edit ]
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 51.73 ZMW 45.42-68.14
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 8.77 ZMW 6.35-10.89
Rice (white), (1 lb) 9.53 ZMW 7.71-12.70
Eggs (regular) (12) 14.27 ZMW 12.80-15.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 13.61 ZMW
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1 lb) 23.36 ZMW 20.41-27.22
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 36.74 ZMW 34.02-39.46
Apples (1 lb) 13.91 ZMW 8.16-24.49
Banana (1 lb) 4.54 ZMW 3.63-5.44
Oranges (1 lb) 31.30 ZMW
Tomato (1 lb) 6.80 ZMW 2.27-19.05
Potato (1 lb) 4.31 ZMW 3.18-5.44
Onion (1 lb) 7.71 ZMW 3.18-15.88
Lettuce (1 head) 15.00 ZMW
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 10.33 ZMW 6.00-25.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 80.00 ZMW 70.00-150.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 11.50 ZMW 7.00-16.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 18.67 ZMW 9.00-35.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 25.50 ZMW 21.00-30.00
Transportation [ Edit ]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 8.00 ZMW 5.00-10.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 300.00 ZMW 300.00-304.35
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 50.00 ZMW 50.00-50.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 16.09 ZMW 16.09-32.19
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 70.00 ZMW 50.00-90.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 49.57 ZMW 45.42-60.79
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 300.00 ZMW
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.50 ZMW 1.00-4.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 1,063.33 ZMW 450.00-5,000.00
Sports And Leisure [ Edit ]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 616.67 ZMW 300.00-800.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 150.00 ZMW 150.00-150.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 50.00 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) 637.50 ZMW 400.00-850.00
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) 716.67 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 5,892.21 ZMW 3,500.00-9,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,794.81 ZMW 2,000.00-5,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 16,647.91 ZMW 11,356.40-30,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 10,307.37 ZMW 3,000.00-20,000.00
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) 11,692.55 ZMW
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 24.67 15.00-43.00

Prices in Lusaka

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Last update: December 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??????????????????????????????????????????