Cost of living in Mozambique

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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 683 MT
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 418 MT
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 212 MT
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 94 MT
12 eggs, large 121 MT
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 82 MT
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 642 MT
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 167 MT
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 54 MT
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 70 MT
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 687 MT
2 liters of Coca-Cola 73 MT
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 31 MT
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 102,462 MT
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 49,807 MT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 6,325 MT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 44,956 MT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 21,853 MT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 5,680 MT
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 5,093 MT
40” flat screen TV 35,925 MT
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 9,766 MT
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 590 MT
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 2,879 MT
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 3,078 MT
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 5,183 MT
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 5,371 MT
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 4,286,770 MT
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 64 MT
Monthly ticket public transport 560 MT
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 274 MT
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 590 MT
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 1,235 MT
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 177 MT
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 175 MT
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 276 MT
4 rolls of toilet paper 118 MT
Tube of toothpaste 83 MT
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 375 MT
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 1,828 MT
2 tickets to the movies 513 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 3,013 MT
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 375 MT
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 150 MT
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 147 MT
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 51,952 MT
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 4.69 MT
1 month of gym membership in business district 3,520 MT
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 137 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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