Cost of Living in Lesotho

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Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 200.00 R
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 449.79 R 399.58-500.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 174.89 R 150.00-199.79
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 14.98 R
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 19.98 R
Cappuccino (regular) 22.49 R 20.00-24.97
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 11.99 R
Water (12 oz small bottle) 4.99 R
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 63.86 R 49.21-75.71
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 12.02 R 9.07-13.61
Rice (white), (1 lb) 15.12 R 11.33-22.68
Eggs (regular) (12) 23.69 R 18.00-28.80
Local Cheese (1 lb) 29.47 R 20.41-45.31
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 38.56 R 22.68-54.43
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 41.58 R 31.75-47.63
Apples (1 lb) 15.57 R 6.80-24.95
Banana (1 lb) 16.78 R 10.89-22.68
Oranges (1 lb) 17.01 R 13.61-20.41
Tomato (1 lb) 14.67 R 9.07-20.41
Potato (1 lb) 13.00 R 6.80-16.33
Onion (1 lb) 13.61 R 7.26-20.41
Lettuce (1 head) 24.00 R 19.00-30.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 18.33 R 10.00-20.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 82.50 R 60.00-160.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 19.50 R 18.50-20.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 19.00 R 13.00-25.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 85.00 R
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 9.50 R 8.00-12.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 358.08 R 344.16-372.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 8.50 R 8.00-9.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 8.60 R
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 60.00 R 17.21-300.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 63.91 R 45.42-94.64
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 350,000.00 R 350,000.00-350,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 270,000.00 R
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 1,000.00 R 500.00-1,500.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.62 R 1.25-2.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 775.00 R 650.00-900.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 483.33 R 300.00-750.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 50.00 R
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 75.00 R
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 525.00 R 500.00-550.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 16,000.00 R 12,000.00-20,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 737.50 R 450.00-1,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 466.67 R 250.00-650.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 1,250.00 R 700.00-2,500.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 1,866.67 R 590.00-3,500.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 5,000.00 R 2,500.00-8,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 2,966.67 R 1,900.00-5,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 8,750.00 R 4,500.00-13,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 5,666.67 R 3,500.00-10,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre ?
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre ?
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 13,217.76 R
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 9.00

Prices in Lesotho

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Last update: January 2023
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