- Cost of Living
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Cost of living comparison between Ndola, Zambia and Alexandria, Egypt
Currency:
Food | 18% | |||
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Food in Ndola (Zambia) is 18% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 71 Kwacha (E£ 63) | E£ 59 | 8% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 50 Kwacha (E£ 45) | E£ 36 | 24% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 32 Kwacha (E£ 28) | E£ 22 | 28% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 9 Kwacha (E£ 8) | E£ 8 | 1% | |
12 eggs, large | 14 Kwacha (E£ 13) | E£ 14 | 10% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 8 Kwacha (E£ 7) | E£ 3.84 | 81% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 44 Kwacha (E£ 40) | E£ 21 | 90% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 31 Kwacha (E£ 28) | E£ 12 | 123% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 8 Kwacha (E£ 7) | E£ 4.81 | 45% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 8 Kwacha (E£ 7) | E£ 13 | 45% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 93 Kwacha (E£ 83) | E£ 90 | 7% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | 11 Kwacha (E£ 9) | E£ 8 | 21% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 6 Kwacha (E£ 5.77) | E£ 2.50 | 131% | |
Housing | 127% | |||
Housing in Ndola (Zambia) is 127% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 16,295 Kwacha (E£ 14,582) | E£ 3,491 | 318% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 5,171 Kwacha (E£ 4,627) | E£ 1,935 | 139% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 450 Kwacha (E£ 403) | E£ 188 | 114% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 10,000 Kwacha (E£ 8,949) | E£ 1,820 | 392% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 5,000 Kwacha (E£ 4,474) | E£ 1,554 | 188% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 350 Kwacha (E£ 313) | E£ 1,158 | 73% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 100 Kwacha (E£ 89) | E£ 289 | 69% | |
40” flat screen TV | 10,430 Kwacha (E£ 9,333) | E£ 4,882 | 91% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 2,000 Kwacha (E£ 1,790) | E£ 1,022 | 75% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 150 Kwacha (E£ 134) | E£ 44 | 207% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | 50 Kwacha (E£ 45) | E£ 18 | 152% | |
Clothes | 33% | |||
Clothes in Ndola (Zambia) is 33% cheaper than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 300 Kwacha (E£ 268) | E£ 398 | 33% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 150 Kwacha (E£ 134) | E£ 331 | 59% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 850 Kwacha (E£ 761) | E£ 737 | 3% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 1,200 Kwacha (E£ 1,074) | E£ 540 | 99% | |
Transportation | 391% | |||
Transportation in Ndola (Zambia) is 391% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 150,000 Kwacha (E£ 134,230) | E£ 142,552 | 6% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 8 Kwacha (E£ 7) | E£ 2.25 | 233% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | 1,595 Kwacha (E£ 1,427) | E£ 120 | 1085% | |
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) | - | E£ 21 | - | |
Personal Care | 162% | |||
Personal Care in Ndola (Zambia) is 162% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 50 Kwacha (E£ 45) | E£ 20 | 129% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 50 Kwacha (E£ 45) | - | - | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 150 Kwacha (E£ 134) | E£ 76 | 77% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 50 Kwacha (E£ 45) | - | - | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 94 Kwacha (E£ 84) | E£ 18 | 355% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 75 Kwacha (E£ 67) | E£ 19 | 261% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | 30 Kwacha (E£ 27) | E£ 8 | 246% | |
Tube of toothpaste | 10 Kwacha (E£ 9) | E£ 5.21 | 72% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 50 Kwacha (E£ 45) | E£ 25 | 78% | |
Entertainment | 150% | |||
Entertainment in Ndola (Zambia) is 150% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt) | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 300 Kwacha (E£ 268) | E£ 65 | 311% | |
2 tickets to the movies | 160 Kwacha (E£ 143) | E£ 66 | 117% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 200 Kwacha (E£ 179) | E£ 365 | 51% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 1,000 Kwacha (E£ 895) | E£ 206 | 334% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 80 Kwacha (E£ 72) | E£ 32 | 121% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 40 Kwacha (E£ 36) | E£ 19 | 84% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 25 Kwacha (E£ 22) | E£ 12 | 82% | |
iPod nano 16GB | 6,000 Kwacha (E£ 5,369) | E£ 1,962 | 174% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 1.00 Kwacha (E£ 0.89) | E£ 0.24 | 280% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | 350 Kwacha (E£ 313) | E£ 325 | 4% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 45 Kwacha (E£ 40) | E£ 23 | 77% | |
TOTAL | 148% |
WARNING! This comparison is based on only a few data points. At this point it is only a guess. It is based on 302 prices entered by 19 different people.
These prices were last updated on October 21, 2016.
Exchange rate:
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Cost of living in Ndola (Zambia) is 148% more expensive than in Alexandria (Egypt)
For example, you would need at least E£ 37,176
(41,543 Kwacha)
in Ndola
to maintain the same standard of living that you can have with
E£ 15,000
in Alexandria.
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