Cost of living in Lilongwe, Malawi

Summary of cost of living in Lilongwe

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 1,705,812 Kwacha
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 828,374 Kwacha
  • 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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List of prices in Lilongwe, Malawi. Current as of Oct 2020.

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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) 3,382 Kwacha
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 1,064 Kwacha
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 857 Kwacha
12 eggs, large 1,034 Kwacha
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 843 Kwacha
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 3,481 Kwacha
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,349 Kwacha
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 483 Kwacha
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 627 Kwacha
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 6,005 Kwacha
2 liters of coca-cola 953 Kwacha
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 410 Kwacha
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 624,942 Kwacha
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 428,651 Kwacha
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 29,069 Kwacha
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 481,338 Kwacha
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 278,755 Kwacha
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 25,526 Kwacha
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 36,744 Kwacha
40” flat screen tv 344,333 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) 58,273 Kwacha
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 62,333 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 9,305,030 Kwacha
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 827 Kwacha
Monthly ticket public transport 33,023 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 3,714 Kwacha
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 14,182 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 22,848 Kwacha
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 3,019 Kwacha
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1,204 Kwacha
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 913 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 22,429 Kwacha
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 937 Kwacha
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: October 24, 2020

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