Cost of living in Swaziland

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Lilangeni68
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Lilangeni69
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Lilangeni40
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Lilangeni16
12 eggs, large Lilangeni31
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Lilangeni24
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Lilangeni159
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Lilangeni29
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Lilangeni38
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Lilangeni15
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Lilangeni156
2 liters of Coca-Cola Lilangeni21
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Lilangeni7
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Lilangeni10,226
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Lilangeni10,002
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Lilangeni891
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Lilangeni7,062
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Lilangeni3,957
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Lilangeni520
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Lilangeni1,086
40” flat screen TV Lilangeni12,450
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Lilangeni1,974
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Lilangeni44
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Lilangeni672
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Lilangeni1,151
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Lilangeni1,118
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Lilangeni1,467
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Lilangeni217,719
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Lilangeni12
Monthly ticket public transport Lilangeni568
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Lilangeni65
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Lilangeni113
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Lilangeni318
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Lilangeni40
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Lilangeni25
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Lilangeni48
4 rolls of toilet paper Lilangeni27
Tube of toothpaste Lilangeni14
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Lilangeni92
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Lilangeni244
2 tickets to the movies Lilangeni86
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Lilangeni800
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Lilangeni411
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Lilangeni28
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Lilangeni30
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Lilangeni23
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Lilangeni9,965
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Lilangeni1.87
1 month of gym membership in business district Lilangeni338
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Lilangeni45

Map of Cost of Living in Swaziland

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This map shows only the top cities in Swaziland. 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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