Cost of living in Maputo, Mozambique

Summary of cost of living in Maputo

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 178,450 MT
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 102,607 MT
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.

List of prices in Maputo
Current as of Jan 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 701 MT
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 358 MT
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 232 MT
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 82 MT
12 eggs, large 121 MT
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 76 MT
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 397 MT
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 110 MT
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 43 MT
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 60 MT
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 659 MT
2 liters of coca-cola 77 MT
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 24 MT
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 105,138 MT
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 45,709 MT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 3,795 MT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 64,925 MT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 31,438 MT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 2,040 MT
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 3,117 MT
40” flat screen tv 28,780 MT
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 7,427 MT
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 346 MT
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,632 MT
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 2,941 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) 4,524 MT
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 5,332 MT
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 759,701 MT
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 65 MT
Monthly ticket public transport 885 MT
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 898 MT
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 271 MT
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 523 MT
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 1,695 MT
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 267 MT
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 170 MT
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 268 MT
4 rolls of toilet paper 114 MT
Tube of toothpaste 92 MT
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 487 MT
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 1,487 MT
2 tickets to the movies 600 MT
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 1,400 MT
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 2,416 MT
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 304 MT
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 114 MT
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 94 MT
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 40,788 MT
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 4.58 MT
1 month of gym membership in business district 3,302 MT
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 118 MT
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 53 prices entered by 8 different people.
Latest price update: January 19, 2022

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