- Cost of Living
- Zambia
- Egypt
- Comparison
Cost of living in Zambia compared to Egypt
Currency:
Food | + 23% | |||
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Food in Zambia is 23% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 72 Kwacha (E£ 104) | E£ 139 | - 25% | |
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 58 Kwacha (E£ 84) | E£ 69 | + 21% | |
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 38 Kwacha (E£ 54) | E£ 39 | + 40% | |
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 15 Kwacha (E£ 22) | E£ 15 | + 51% | |
12 eggs, large | 15 Kwacha (E£ 22) | E£ 21 | + 3% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 12 Kwacha (E£ 17) | E£ 10 | + 78% | |
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 59 Kwacha (E£ 84) | E£ 31 | + 171% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 26 Kwacha (E£ 37) | E£ 25 | + 50% | |
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 13 Kwacha (E£ 18) | E£ 8 | + 138% | |
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 16 Kwacha (E£ 23) | E£ 22 | + 5% | |
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 107 Kwacha (E£ 154) | E£ 150 | + 2% | |
2 liters of Coca-Cola | 17 Kwacha (E£ 25) | E£ 13 | + 96% | |
Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 9 Kwacha (E£ 13) | E£ 5.56 | + 133% | |
Housing | + 100% | |||
Housing in Zambia is 100% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 12,265 Kwacha (E£ 17,627) | E£ 8,522 | + 107% | |
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 5,917 Kwacha (E£ 8,504) | E£ 5,146 | + 65% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 814 Kwacha (E£ 1,170) | E£ 781 | + 50% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 11,564 Kwacha (E£ 16,620) | E£ 6,535 | + 154% | |
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 4,616 Kwacha (E£ 6,635) | E£ 4,067 | + 63% | |
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 1,039 Kwacha (E£ 1,493) | E£ 591 | + 152% | |
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 531 Kwacha (E£ 764) | E£ 223 | + 243% | |
40” flat screen TV | 4,491 Kwacha (E£ 6,455) | E£ 5,906 | + 9% | |
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 1,274 Kwacha (E£ 1,831) | E£ 3,080 | - 41% | |
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 60 Kwacha (E£ 86) | E£ 92 | - 7% | |
Hourly rate for cleaning help | 69 Kwacha (E£ 99) | E£ 91 | + 9% | |
Clothes | - 26% | |||
Clothes in Zambia is 26% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 413 Kwacha (E£ 593) | E£ 914 | - 35% | |
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 438 Kwacha (E£ 630) | E£ 866 | - 27% | |
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 862 Kwacha (E£ 1,238) | E£ 1,864 | - 34% | |
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 843 Kwacha (E£ 1,211) | E£ 876 | + 38% | |
Transportation | + 12% | |||
Transportation in Zambia is 12% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 170,622 Kwacha (E£ 245,229) | E£ 441,627 | - 44% | |
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 14 Kwacha (E£ 21) | E£ 7 | + 210% | |
Monthly ticket public transport | 566 Kwacha (E£ 813) | E£ 604 | + 35% | |
Personal Care | + 17% | |||
Personal Care in Zambia is 17% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 37 Kwacha (E£ 54) | E£ 40 | + 33% | |
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 49 Kwacha (E£ 71) | E£ 71 | - 1% | |
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 317 Kwacha (E£ 456) | E£ 309 | + 48% | |
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 47 Kwacha (E£ 67) | E£ 46 | + 44% | |
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 29 Kwacha (E£ 41) | E£ 49 | - 17% | |
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 42 Kwacha (E£ 60) | E£ 47 | + 28% | |
4 rolls of toilet paper | 24 Kwacha (E£ 34) | E£ 25 | + 33% | |
Tube of toothpaste | 15 Kwacha (E£ 21) | E£ 22 | - 2% | |
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 70 Kwacha (E£ 100) | E£ 76 | + 33% | |
Entertainment | + 1% | |||
Entertainment in Zambia is about the same as in Egypt | ||||
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 290 Kwacha (E£ 416) | E£ 369 | + 13% | |
2 tickets to the movies | 107 Kwacha (E£ 154) | E£ 129 | + 20% | |
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 300 Kwacha (E£ 431) | E£ 786 | - 45% | |
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 409 Kwacha (E£ 587) | E£ 577 | + 2% | |
1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 63 Kwacha (E£ 90) | E£ 85 | + 7% | |
Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 32 Kwacha (E£ 47) | E£ 38 | + 22% | |
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 22 Kwacha (E£ 32) | E£ 38 | - 16% | |
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | 3,642 Kwacha (E£ 5,235) | E£ 10,215 | - 49% | |
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 2.78 Kwacha (E£ 3.99) | E£ 2.52 | + 58% | |
1 month of gym membership in business district | 642 Kwacha (E£ 922) | E£ 807 | + 14% | |
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 29 Kwacha (E£ 41) | E£ 38 | + 9% | |
TOTAL | + 26% |
These prices were last updated on March 25, 2019.
Exchange rate:
1.437
EGP
/
ZMW
This comparison is based on abundant and consistent data. It is based on 3,095 prices entered by 297 different people.
Cost of living in Zambia is 26% more expensive than in Egypt
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