Cost of living in Mozambique

Summary of cost of living in Mozambique

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 132,242 MT
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 56,088 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 -
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) -
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 100 MT
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 60 MT
12 eggs, large 149 MT
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 82 MT
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 294 MT
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 207 MT
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 102 MT
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 63 MT
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 685 MT
2 liters of coca-cola 90 MT
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 25 MT
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 20,000 MT
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 39,690 MT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 6,390 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 24,014 MT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 3,780 MT
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 500 MT
40” flat screen tv 8,000 MT
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 6,050 MT
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 152 MT
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 500 MT
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 2,111 MT
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 4,901 MT
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 5,680 MT
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 250,000 MT
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 76 MT
Monthly ticket public transport 570 MT
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 173 MT
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 600 MT
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 2,748 MT
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 360 MT
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 117 MT
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 130 MT
4 rolls of toilet paper 110 MT
Tube of toothpaste 91 MT
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 500 MT
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 1,500 MT
2 tickets to the movies 5,000 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 2,758 MT
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,270 MT
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 513 MT
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 65 MT
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 40,742 MT
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 20 MT
1 month of gym membership in business district 3,004 MT
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 106 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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