Cost of Living in Zambia

Summary:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 3.67 $ 2.11-6.89
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 29.40 $ 13.78-80.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 3.41 $ 3.17-3.50
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 1.13 $ 1.00-1.33
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.49 $ 1.33-3.00
Cappuccino (regular) 1.75 $ 1.00-4.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.83 $ 0.55-1.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.46 $ 0.31-1.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.49 $ 2.94-6.98
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.89 $ 0.41-2.72
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.83 $ 0.45-1.53
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.58 $ 1.06-2.40
Local Cheese (1 lb) 4.13 $ 1.81-6.97
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 2.04 $ 0.95-2.79
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 2.54 $ 1.36-3.20
Apples (1 lb) 1.12 $ 0.40-1.41
Banana (1 lb) 0.66 $ 0.35-1.13
Oranges (1 lb) 1.08 $ 0.40-2.27
Tomato (1 lb) 0.51 $ 0.22-0.83
Potato (1 lb) 0.67 $ 0.20-1.33
Onion (1 lb) 0.73 $ 0.42-1.07
Lettuce (1 head) 1.14 $ 0.61-2.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.98 $ 0.57-1.50
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 4.67 $ 4.00-9.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 0.93 $ 0.75-1.22
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1.30 $ 0.75-3.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2.57 $ 1.77-3.69
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.45 $ 1.00-5.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 40.00 $ 30.62-46.66
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.00 $ 2.74-3.06
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.15 $ 0.80-1.50
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 10.08 $ 9.19-10.97
Gasoline (1 gallon) 5.30 $ 4.10-6.06
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 12,371.75 $ 9,186.57-15,556.94
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,079.42 $ 6,124.38-31,113.88
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 140.69 $ 62.23-200.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.07 $ 0.05-0.10
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 103.74 $ 49.00-200.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 28.16 $ 8.00-60.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 9.18 $ 5.00-13.21
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 3.06 $ 2.00-3.17
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 171.24 $ 60.00-306.22
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 14,061.39 $ 7,800.00-20,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 44.18 $ 15.31-62.23
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 31.12 $ 18.37-45.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 90.18 $ 70.00-110.63
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 105.64 $ 74.67-153.66
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 274.41 $ 153.11-400.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 193.01 $ 150.00-250.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 924.31 $ 612.44-1,200.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 438.29 $ 240.00-750.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 999.99 $
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 3,642.88 $
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 396.94 $
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 23.25 6.50-30.00

Prices in Zambia

This country had 278 entries in the past 12 months by 26 different contributors.
Last update: January 2023
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