Cost of living in Maseru, Lesotho

Summary of cost of living in Maseru

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 28,964 Loti
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 14,620 Loti
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Maseru
Current as of Aug 2020.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 49 Loti
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 46 Loti
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 42 Loti
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 15 Loti
12 eggs, large 36 Loti
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 23 Loti
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 58 Loti
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 25 Loti
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 25 Loti
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 13 Loti
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 84 Loti
2 liters of coca-cola 20 Loti
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 11 Loti
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 11,828 Loti
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 7,833 Loti
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 875 Loti
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 6,764 Loti
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 4,120 Loti
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 500 Loti
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 333 Loti
40” flat screen tv 4,375 Loti
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 1,475 Loti
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 62 Loti
Hourly rate for cleaning help 35 Loti
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 767 Loti
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 400 Loti
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 737 Loti
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 900 Loti
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 254,852 Loti
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 12 Loti
Monthly ticket public transport 526 Loti
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 65 Loti
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 38 Loti
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 288 Loti
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 68 Loti
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 37 Loti
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 33 Loti
4 rolls of toilet paper 31 Loti
Tube of toothpaste 22 Loti
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 61 Loti
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 240 Loti
2 tickets to the movies 67 Loti
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 400 Loti
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 421 Loti
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 54 Loti
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 20 Loti
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 16 Loti
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.78 Loti
1 month of gym membership in business district 469 Loti
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 35 Loti
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 33 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: August 28, 2020

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