Cost of living in Lusaka, Zambia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 62 Kwacha
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 54 Kwacha
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 33 Kwacha
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 12 Kwacha
12 eggs, large 17 Kwacha
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 9 Kwacha
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 91 Kwacha
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 15 Kwacha
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 11 Kwacha
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 13 Kwacha
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 130 Kwacha
2 liters of Coca-Cola 16 Kwacha
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 7 Kwacha
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 14,964 Kwacha
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 6,493 Kwacha
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 346 Kwacha
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 8,611 Kwacha
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 5,436 Kwacha
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 429 Kwacha
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 480 Kwacha
40” flat screen TV 9,067 Kwacha
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 1,231 Kwacha
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 49 Kwacha
Hourly rate for cleaning help 25 Kwacha
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 435 Kwacha
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 362 Kwacha
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 446 Kwacha
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 601 Kwacha
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 203,688 Kwacha
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 11 Kwacha
Monthly ticket public transport 284 Kwacha
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 66 Kwacha
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 50 Kwacha
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 50 Kwacha
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 337 Kwacha
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 39 Kwacha
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 32 Kwacha
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 34 Kwacha
4 rolls of toilet paper 20 Kwacha
Tube of toothpaste 12 Kwacha
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 66 Kwacha
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 198 Kwacha
2 tickets to the movies 94 Kwacha
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 210 Kwacha
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 420 Kwacha
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 40 Kwacha
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 27 Kwacha
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 18 Kwacha
iPad Air 2, 64GB 4,276 Kwacha
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.16 Kwacha
1 month of gym membership in business district 408 Kwacha
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 18 Kwacha
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 182 prices entered by 21 different people.
Latest price update: October 16, 2017.

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