Cost of living in Mozambique

Summary of cost of living in Mozambique

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 171,144 MT
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 93,870 MT
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 499 MT
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 337 MT
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 229 MT
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 85 MT
12 eggs, large 168 MT
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 83 MT
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 568 MT
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 146 MT
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 68 MT
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 61 MT
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 619 MT
2 liters of coca-cola 84 MT
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 30 MT
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 85,427 MT
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 47,794 MT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 5,147 MT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 50,000 MT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 30,000 MT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 4,163 MT
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 4,741 MT
40” flat screen tv 24,105 MT
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 4,745 MT
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 345 MT
Hourly rate for cleaning help 200 MT
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 3,302 MT
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 3,000 MT
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 6,610 MT
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 4,943 MT
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 247,396 MT
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 66 MT
Monthly ticket public transport 2,095 MT
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 200 MT
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 200 MT
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 2,000 MT
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 500 MT
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 250 MT
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 320 MT
4 rolls of toilet paper 200 MT
Tube of toothpaste 88 MT
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 270 MT
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 1,864 MT
2 tickets to the movies 2,397 MT
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 5,000 MT
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 3,177 MT
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 541 MT
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 305 MT
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 82 MT
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 4.51 MT
1 month of gym membership in business district 2,559 MT
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 231 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:
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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