Cost of living in Harare, Zimbabwe

Summary of cost of living in Harare

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $4,154
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $1,947
  • 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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List of prices in Harare, Zimbabwe. Current as of Jan 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $12
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $10
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $8
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $3.12
12 eggs, large $5.01
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $3.99
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $10
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $6
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $3.22
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $4.67
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $20
2 liters of coca-cola $2.95
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $1.56
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $1,466
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $965
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $159
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $832
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $608
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $107
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $63
40” flat screen tv $579
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $239
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $14
Hourly rate for cleaning help $11
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $71
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $52
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $93
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $119
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $20,227
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $2.56
Monthly ticket public transport $51
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $14
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $4.25
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $12
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $44
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $3.49
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $4.07
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $10
4 rolls of toilet paper $3.16
Tube of toothpaste $2.02
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $11
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $48
2 tickets to the movies $18
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $26
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $83
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $7
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $3.99
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $2.33
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $633
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.17
1 month of gym membership in business district $81
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $2.07
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 160 prices entered by 28 different people.
Latest price update: January 21, 2020

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