Cost of living in Harare, Zimbabwe

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $10
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) $7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $4.01
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $2.09
12 eggs, large $5.13
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $2.37
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $9
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $2.79
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $2.23
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $1.57
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $13
2 liters of Coca-Cola $2.53
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $0.92
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area $1,454
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area $1,025
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $136
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area $952
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area $637
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio $97
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) $74
40” flat screen TV $615
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) $288
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $10
Hourly rate for cleaning help $7
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) $63
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) $47
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) $92
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $110
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new $24,874
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $1.37
Monthly ticket public transport $43
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) $4.50
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $10
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) $42
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) $4.09
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $3.93
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $5.57
4 rolls of toilet paper $2.69
Tube of toothpaste $1.80
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $11
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $36
2 tickets to the movies $15
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $25
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $64
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $6
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $3.76
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $2.37
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB $638
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 $1.99
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 263 prices entered by 33 different people.
Latest price update: September 22, 2018.

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