Cost of living in Lilongwe, Malawi

Expatistan is a collaborative effort. Comparisons improve with every new price that you enter.
We need your help! Tell us about prices in Lilongwe.
Page-elements
Change the currency:
Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 3,659 Kwacha
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 2,965 Kwacha
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 1,064 Kwacha
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 782 Kwacha
12 eggs, large 1,002 Kwacha
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 751 Kwacha
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 3,058 Kwacha
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,215 Kwacha
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 480 Kwacha
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 570 Kwacha
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 5,790 Kwacha
2 liters of Coca-Cola 902 Kwacha
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 379 Kwacha
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 633,251 Kwacha
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 460,432 Kwacha
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 26,227 Kwacha
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 487,911 Kwacha
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 300,583 Kwacha
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 22,846 Kwacha
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 34,101 Kwacha
40” flat screen TV 367,623 Kwacha
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 79,836 Kwacha
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 3,008 Kwacha
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 41,516 Kwacha
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 32,270 Kwacha
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 62,393 Kwacha
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 66,803 Kwacha
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 7,774,590 Kwacha
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 825 Kwacha
Monthly ticket public transport 34,585 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) 2,476 Kwacha
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 4,000 Kwacha
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 20,191 Kwacha
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 1,600 Kwacha
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 1,908 Kwacha
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 1,000 Kwacha
4 rolls of toilet paper 868 Kwacha
Tube of toothpaste 475 Kwacha
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 2,250 Kwacha
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 13,950 Kwacha
2 tickets to the movies 4,000 Kwacha
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 22,440 Kwacha
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 3,036 Kwacha
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1,172 Kwacha
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 899 Kwacha
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 300,000 Kwacha
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 77 Kwacha
1 month of gym membership in business district 20,828 Kwacha
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 828 Kwacha
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 154 prices entered by 11 different people.
Latest price update: August 17, 2018.

Do you live in Lilongwe? We need your help!

What is the price of

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new

in Lilongwe?

Kwacha

International Cost of Living Index

loading...

Recent Prices Added

  • Internet connection 300 mbps, 1 month in Barcelona costs €45 (2 minutes ago)
  • One-way ticket in public transport in Brisbane costs AU$4.70 (15 minutes ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Kirovohrad costs 200₴ (about 1 hour ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Barranquilla costs COL$7,000 (about 1 hour ago)
  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in New York City costs $2,000 (about 2 hours ago)
  • Public transport in Valencia costs €45 (about 2 hours ago)