Cost of living in Namibia

Change the currency:
Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 82 N$
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 66 N$
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 48 N$
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 19 N$
12 eggs, large 32 N$
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 26 N$
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 60 N$
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 28 N$
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 23 N$
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 15 N$
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 101 N$
2 liters of Coca-Cola 20 N$
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 11 N$
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 17,069 N$
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 10,553 N$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,210 N$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 9,255 N$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 6,000 N$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 875 N$
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 632 N$
40” flat screen TV 7,500 N$
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 1,833 N$
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 72 N$
Hourly rate for cleaning help 150 N$
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 769 N$
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 478 N$
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 1,502 N$
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 1,048 N$
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 306,000 N$
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 13 N$
Monthly ticket public transport 710 N$
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 59 N$
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 192 N$
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 374 N$
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 39 N$
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 28 N$
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 40 N$
4 rolls of toilet paper 30 N$
Tube of toothpaste 16 N$
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 98 N$
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 302 N$
2 tickets to the movies 119 N$
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 300 N$
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 480 N$
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 46 N$
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 26 N$
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 21 N$
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 8,676 N$
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district 557 N$
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 49 N$

Map of Cost of Living in Namibia

loading...

This map shows only the top cities in Namibia. 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.

List of all cities available in Namibia

Rundu Walvis Bay Windhoek

Recent Prices Added

  • 500 g of bread in Walvis Bay costs 5.00 N$ (1 day ago)
  • 2 liters of coca-cola in Walvis Bay costs 15 N$ (1 day ago)
  • Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) in Windhoek costs 90 N$ (2 days ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Windhoek costs 120 N$ (2 days ago)
  • Ipad wi-fi 128gb in Windhoek costs 7,750 N$ (2 days ago)