Cost of living in Kabwe, Zambia

Summary of cost of living in Kabwe

Family of four estimated monthly costs: 36,424 Kwacha
Single person estimated monthly costs: 21,763 Kwacha
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List of prices in Kabwe, Zambia. Current as of Jun 2018.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 47 Kwacha
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 65 Kwacha
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 25 Kwacha
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 19 Kwacha
12 eggs, large 27 Kwacha
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 10 Kwacha
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 60 Kwacha
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 25 Kwacha
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 13 Kwacha
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 13 Kwacha
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 73 Kwacha
2 liters of Coca-Cola 14 Kwacha
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 8 Kwacha
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 18,000 Kwacha
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 15,000 Kwacha
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 5,000 Kwacha
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 20,000 Kwacha
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 7,500 Kwacha
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 2,000 Kwacha
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 200 Kwacha
40” flat screen TV 3,000 Kwacha
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 1,000 Kwacha
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 50 Kwacha
Hourly rate for cleaning help 50 Kwacha
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 500 Kwacha
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 623 Kwacha
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 1,200 Kwacha
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 1,000 Kwacha
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 100,000 Kwacha
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 13 Kwacha
Monthly ticket public transport 400 Kwacha
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 10 Kwacha
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 400 Kwacha
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 50 Kwacha
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 50 Kwacha
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 70 Kwacha
4 rolls of toilet paper 15 Kwacha
Tube of toothpaste 25 Kwacha
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 40 Kwacha
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 400 Kwacha
2 tickets to the movies 100 Kwacha
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 200 Kwacha
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 400 Kwacha
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 70 Kwacha
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 50 Kwacha
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 23 Kwacha
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 900 Kwacha
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district 525 Kwacha
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 20 Kwacha
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: June 27, 2018

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