Cost of living in Mozambique

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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 620 MT
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 393 MT
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 207 MT
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 92 MT
12 eggs, large 127 MT
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 72 MT
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 520 MT
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 130 MT
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 46 MT
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 61 MT
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 637 MT
2 liters of Coca-Cola 74 MT
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 28 MT
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 102,652 MT
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 47,028 MT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 5,194 MT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 45,966 MT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 23,200 MT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 4,214 MT
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 4,600 MT
40” flat screen TV 36,255 MT
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 8,990 MT
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 325 MT
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 2,525 MT
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 2,506 MT
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 4,789 MT
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 6,235 MT
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 6,794,600 MT
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 63 MT
Monthly ticket public transport 5,000 MT
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 403 MT
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 637 MT
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 1,500 MT
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 165 MT
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 156 MT
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 348 MT
4 rolls of toilet paper 154 MT
Tube of toothpaste 77 MT
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 343 MT
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 1,824 MT
2 tickets to the movies 552 MT
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 501 MT
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 2,758 MT
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 350 MT
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 123 MT
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 102 MT
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 51,952 MT
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district 3,679 MT
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 200 MT

Map of Cost of Living in Mozambique


This map shows only the top cities in Mozambique. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan.

The color of each marker corresponds with the Cost of Living in the city. Red markers show more expensive cities, green ones show cheaper cities.
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

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