Cost of living in Swaziland

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Lilangeni74
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Lilangeni65
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Lilangeni28
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Lilangeni15
12 eggs, large Lilangeni31
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Lilangeni26
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Lilangeni116
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Lilangeni22
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Lilangeni27
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Lilangeni24
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Lilangeni170
2 liters of Coca-Cola Lilangeni22
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Lilangeni5.79
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Lilangeni7,873
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Lilangeni4,230
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Lilangeni516
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Lilangeni7,124
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Lilangeni3,690
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Lilangeni249
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Lilangeni1,640
40” flat screen TV Lilangeni14,039
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Lilangeni1,915
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Lilangeni43
Hourly rate for cleaning help Lilangeni16
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Lilangeni696
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Lilangeni1,088
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Lilangeni1,020
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Lilangeni1,459
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Lilangeni251,637
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Lilangeni12
Monthly ticket public transport Lilangeni650
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Lilangeni76
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Lilangeni113
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Lilangeni336
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Lilangeni43
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Lilangeni27
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Lilangeni56
4 rolls of toilet paper Lilangeni28
Tube of toothpaste Lilangeni14
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Lilangeni106
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Lilangeni225
2 tickets to the movies Lilangeni92
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Lilangeni441
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Lilangeni381
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Lilangeni23
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Lilangeni30
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Lilangeni24
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Lilangeni6,867
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Lilangeni1.87
1 month of gym membership in business district Lilangeni317
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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