Cost of living in Maputo, Mozambique

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 620 MT
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 355 MT
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 203 MT
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 87 MT
12 eggs, large 116 MT
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 54 MT
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 414 MT
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 95 MT
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 45 MT
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 55 MT
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 574 MT
2 liters of Coca-Cola 73 MT
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 17 MT
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 141,252 MT
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 46,936 MT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 3,853 MT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 57,749 MT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 36,850 MT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 1,942 MT
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 3,443 MT
40” flat screen TV 28,999 MT
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 7,078 MT
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 360 MT
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,632 MT
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 2,947 MT
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 2,560 MT
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 3,678 MT
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 4,653 MT
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 897,522 MT
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 57 MT
Monthly ticket public transport 1,175 MT
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 897 MT
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 271 MT
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 514 MT
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 1,580 MT
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 245 MT
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 166 MT
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 276 MT
4 rolls of toilet paper 117 MT
Tube of toothpaste 91 MT
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 495 MT
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 1,271 MT
2 tickets to the movies 525 MT
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 481 MT
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 2,404 MT
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 272 MT
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 106 MT
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 96 MT
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 43,652 MT
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 5.31 MT
1 month of gym membership in business district 3,187 MT
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 101 MT
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 132 prices entered by 18 different people.
Latest price update: September 19, 2018.

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