Cost of living in Mozambique

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 605 MT
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 358 MT
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 200 MT
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 94 MT
12 eggs, large 124 MT
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 64 MT
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 348 MT
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 105 MT
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 38 MT
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 63 MT
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 601 MT
2 liters of Coca-Cola 74 MT
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 12 MT
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 106,282 MT
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 46,940 MT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 4,787 MT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 47,380 MT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 21,036 MT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 4,214 MT
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 3,887 MT
40” flat screen TV 30,487 MT
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 7,714 MT
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 274 MT
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,273 MT
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 4,639 MT
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 2,112 MT
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 4,317 MT
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 6,628 MT
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,650,000 MT
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 59 MT
Monthly ticket public transport 2,008 MT
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 251 MT
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 330 MT
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 722 MT
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 150 MT
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 124 MT
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 348 MT
4 rolls of toilet paper 123 MT
Tube of toothpaste 57 MT
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 343 MT
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 1,586 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 2,605 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.) 93 MT
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 51,952 MT
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 5.95 MT
1 month of gym membership in business district 3,535 MT
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 160 MT

Map of Cost of Living in Mozambique

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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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