Cost of living in Mbabane, Swaziland

Summary of cost of living in Mbabane

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Lilangeni27,332
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Lilangeni12,222
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Mbabane, Swaziland. Current as of Oct 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Lilangeni64
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Lilangeni60
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Lilangeni31
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Lilangeni15
12 eggs, large Lilangeni26
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Lilangeni20
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Lilangeni64
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Lilangeni23
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Lilangeni23
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Lilangeni15
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Lilangeni85
2 liters of coca-cola Lilangeni20
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Lilangeni5.68
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Lilangeni8,214
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Lilangeni6,212
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Lilangeni636
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Lilangeni5,902
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Lilangeni3,596
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Lilangeni489
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Lilangeni457
40” flat screen tv Lilangeni5,010
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Lilangeni1,347
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Lilangeni44
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Lilangeni574
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Lilangeni467
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Lilangeni986
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Lilangeni1,031
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Lilangeni186,561
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Lilangeni12
Monthly ticket public transport Lilangeni551
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Lilangeni191
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Lilangeni72
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Lilangeni93
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Lilangeni325
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Lilangeni40
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Lilangeni23
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Lilangeni48
4 rolls of toilet paper Lilangeni26
Tube of toothpaste Lilangeni13
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Lilangeni101
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Lilangeni270
2 tickets to the movies Lilangeni81
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Lilangeni800
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Lilangeni411
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Lilangeni28
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Lilangeni30
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Lilangeni20
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Lilangeni8,083
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Lilangeni1.69
1 month of gym membership in business district Lilangeni343
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Lilangeni39
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 29 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: October 21, 2020

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