Cost of living in Lusaka, Zambia

List of prices in Lusaka, Zambia. Current as of Dec 2018.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 70 Kwacha
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 50 Kwacha
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 34 Kwacha
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 14 Kwacha
12 eggs, large 15 Kwacha
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 12 Kwacha
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 57 Kwacha
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 25 Kwacha
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 18 Kwacha
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 14 Kwacha
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 100 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 13,213 Kwacha
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 5,467 Kwacha
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 493 Kwacha
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 8,051 Kwacha
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 4,576 Kwacha
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 503 Kwacha
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 677 Kwacha
40” flat screen TV 5,336 Kwacha
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 1,556 Kwacha
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 57 Kwacha
Hourly rate for cleaning help 71 Kwacha
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 487 Kwacha
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 395 Kwacha
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 799 Kwacha
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 666 Kwacha
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 234,868 Kwacha
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 14 Kwacha
Monthly ticket public transport 288 Kwacha
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 136 Kwacha
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 45 Kwacha
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 50 Kwacha
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 351 Kwacha
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 45 Kwacha
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 34 Kwacha
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 41 Kwacha
4 rolls of toilet paper 21 Kwacha
Tube of toothpaste 12 Kwacha
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 67 Kwacha
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 246 Kwacha
2 tickets to the movies 105 Kwacha
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 356 Kwacha
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 373 Kwacha
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 50 Kwacha
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 29 Kwacha
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 19 Kwacha
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 3,350 Kwacha
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.36 Kwacha
1 month of gym membership in business district 436 Kwacha
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 23 Kwacha
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 393 prices entered by 24 different people.
Latest price update: December 13, 2018.

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