Cost of living in Swaziland

Summary of cost of living in Swaziland

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Lilangeni38,403
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Lilangeni20,108
  • 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 Lilangeni50
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Lilangeni80
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Lilangeni70
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk -
12 eggs, large Lilangeni60
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Lilangeni35
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Lilangeni47
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Lilangeni50
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Lilangeni30
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Lilangeni13
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Lilangeni115
2 liters of coca-cola Lilangeni22
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Lilangeni5.78
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Lilangeni21,500
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Lilangeni6,290
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Lilangeni596
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Lilangeni10,000
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Lilangeni4,000
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Lilangeni520
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Lilangeni500
40” flat screen tv Lilangeni6,571
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Lilangeni747
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Lilangeni44
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Lilangeni273
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Lilangeni549
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Lilangeni921
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Lilangeni2,000
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Lilangeni166,277
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Lilangeni21
Monthly ticket public transport Lilangeni1,200
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Lilangeni65
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Lilangeni350
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 Lilangeni25
Tube of toothpaste Lilangeni14
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Lilangeni140
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Lilangeni250
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.) Lilangeni22
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Lilangeni800
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Lilangeni1.36
1 month of gym membership in business district Lilangeni338
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Lilangeni50

Map of Cost of Living in Swaziland


This map shows only the top cities in Swaziland. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan:
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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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