- Cost of Living
- Zambia
- Egypt
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Zambia**
compared to
**Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 18% | |||
---|---|---|---|---|

Food in Zambia is 18% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 70 Kwacha (E£ 105) | E£ 142 | - 26% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 50 Kwacha (E£ 76) | E£ 69 | + 10% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 34 Kwacha (E£ 51) | E£ 39 | + 33% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 15 Kwacha (E£ 22) | E£ 14 | + 54% | |

12 eggs, large | 15 Kwacha (E£ 23) | E£ 21 | + 9% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 11 Kwacha (E£ 17) | E£ 10 | + 67% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 55 Kwacha (E£ 83) | E£ 32 | + 162% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 26 Kwacha (E£ 40) | E£ 25 | + 60% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 10 Kwacha (E£ 16) | E£ 7 | + 134% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 13 Kwacha (E£ 20) | E£ 22 | - 7% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 87 Kwacha (E£ 131) | E£ 146 | - 10% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | 18 Kwacha (E£ 28) | E£ 12 | + 122% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 8 Kwacha (E£ 13) | E£ 5.74 | + 119% | |

Housing | + 127% | |||

Housing in Zambia is 127% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 14,071 Kwacha (E£ 21,211) | E£ 8,190 | + 159% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 6,254 Kwacha (E£ 9,428) | E£ 5,267 | + 79% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 784 Kwacha (E£ 1,183) | E£ 908 | + 30% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 13,444 Kwacha (E£ 20,266) | E£ 6,098 | + 232% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 5,371 Kwacha (E£ 8,096) | E£ 3,794 | + 113% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 1,299 Kwacha (E£ 1,958) | E£ 610 | + 221% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 444 Kwacha (E£ 669) | E£ 235 | + 185% | |

40” flat screen TV | 4,408 Kwacha (E£ 6,645) | E£ 6,021 | + 10% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 1,400 Kwacha (E£ 2,111) | E£ 3,030 | - 30% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 50 Kwacha (E£ 75) | E£ 102 | - 26% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | 68 Kwacha (E£ 102) | E£ 91 | + 12% | |

Clothes | - 2% | |||

Clothes in Zambia is 2% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 448 Kwacha (E£ 675) | E£ 874 | - 23% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 524 Kwacha (E£ 790) | E£ 761 | + 4% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 1,019 Kwacha (E£ 1,537) | E£ 1,831 | - 16% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 903 Kwacha (E£ 1,362) | E£ 1,123 | + 21% | |

Transportation | + 11% | |||

Transportation in Zambia is 11% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 212,028 Kwacha (E£ 319,612) | E£ 444,807 | - 28% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 13 Kwacha (E£ 20) | E£ 5.87 | + 245% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | 352 Kwacha (E£ 531) | E£ 435 | + 22% | |

Personal Care | + 12% | |||

Personal Care in Zambia is 12% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 20 Kwacha (E£ 30) | E£ 37 | - 20% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 39 Kwacha (E£ 59) | E£ 74 | - 19% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 320 Kwacha (E£ 482) | E£ 359 | + 34% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 50 Kwacha (E£ 75) | E£ 60 | + 26% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 29 Kwacha (E£ 43) | E£ 50 | - 13% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 40 Kwacha (E£ 61) | E£ 52 | + 16% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | 22 Kwacha (E£ 34) | E£ 26 | + 31% | |

Tube of toothpaste | 15 Kwacha (E£ 23) | E£ 20 | + 14% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 83 Kwacha (E£ 126) | E£ 70 | + 79% | |

Entertainment | + 2% | |||

Entertainment in Zambia is 2% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 288 Kwacha (E£ 434) | E£ 320 | + 36% | |

2 tickets to the movies | 97 Kwacha (E£ 146) | E£ 133 | + 10% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | 300 Kwacha (E£ 452) | E£ 728 | - 38% | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 432 Kwacha (E£ 651) | E£ 524 | + 24% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 53 Kwacha (E£ 80) | E£ 95 | - 15% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 29 Kwacha (E£ 43) | E£ 42 | + 4% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 22 Kwacha (E£ 33) | E£ 41 | - 19% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | 3,268 Kwacha (E£ 4,926) | E£ 9,559 | - 48% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 3.53 Kwacha (E£ 5.32) | E£ 4.68 | + 14% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | 620 Kwacha (E£ 935) | E£ 820 | + 14% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 28 Kwacha (E£ 42) | E£ 37 | + 13% | |

TOTAL | + 33% |

This comparison has some inconsistent or sparse data. It already provides a reliable comparison but it is not bullet-proof. It is based on 3,126 prices entered by 323 different people.

These prices were last updated on December 10, 2018.
Exchange rate:
1.507
EGP
/
ZMW

#
Cost of living in
**Zambia**
is
**33% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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