Cost of living in Lusaka, Zambia

List of prices in Lusaka, Zambia. Current as of Mar 2019.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 69 Kwacha
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 61 Kwacha
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 34 Kwacha
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 15 Kwacha
12 eggs, large 15 Kwacha
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 11 Kwacha
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 55 Kwacha
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 25 Kwacha
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 15 Kwacha
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 16 Kwacha
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 105 Kwacha
2 liters of Coca-Cola 18 Kwacha
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 8 Kwacha
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 12,841 Kwacha
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 5,689 Kwacha
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 556 Kwacha
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 8,448 Kwacha
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 4,114 Kwacha
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 411 Kwacha
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 748 Kwacha
40” flat screen TV 5,229 Kwacha
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 1,457 Kwacha
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 56 Kwacha
Hourly rate for cleaning help 62 Kwacha
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 509 Kwacha
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 400 Kwacha
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 842 Kwacha
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 696 Kwacha
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 226,248 Kwacha
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 14 Kwacha
Monthly ticket public transport 396 Kwacha
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 146 Kwacha
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 51 Kwacha
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 47 Kwacha
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 358 Kwacha
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 41 Kwacha
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 33 Kwacha
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 39 Kwacha
4 rolls of toilet paper 24 Kwacha
Tube of toothpaste 13 Kwacha
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 73 Kwacha
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 304 Kwacha
2 tickets to the movies 105 Kwacha
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 327 Kwacha
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 360 Kwacha
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 75 Kwacha
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 31 Kwacha
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 19 Kwacha
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 4,488 Kwacha
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.34 Kwacha
1 month of gym membership in business district 545 Kwacha
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 24 Kwacha
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 388 prices entered by 23 different people.
Latest price update: March 23, 2019

Lusaka position in our World Ranking

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258th
out of 332
africa
10th
out of 18

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