Cost of living in Mozambique

Summary of cost of living in Mozambique

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 167,410 MT
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 83,223 MT
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 590 MT
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 313 MT
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 294 MT
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 118 MT
12 eggs, large 141 MT
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 113 MT
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 403 MT
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 176 MT
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 112 MT
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 76 MT
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 888 MT
2 liters of coca-cola 91 MT
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 51 MT
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 73,918 MT
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 34,749 MT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 12,634 MT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 58,182 MT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 28,870 MT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 6,808 MT
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 1,582 MT
40” flat screen tv 16,979 MT
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 7,366 MT
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 359 MT
Hourly rate for cleaning help 2,113 MT
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 1,638 MT
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 1,347 MT
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 3,331 MT
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 3,390 MT
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 377,301 MT
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 87 MT
Monthly ticket public transport 1,680 MT
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 239 MT
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 239 MT
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 2,480 MT
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 185 MT
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 165 MT
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 345 MT
4 rolls of toilet paper 188 MT
Tube of toothpaste 106 MT
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 297 MT
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 1,436 MT
2 tickets to the movies 612 MT
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 2,453 MT
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 151 MT
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 190 MT
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 61 MT
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 16,129 MT
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 22 MT
1 month of gym membership in business district 2,422 MT
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 145 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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