Cost of living in Mbabane, Swaziland

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Lilangeni67
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Lilangeni59
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Lilangeni27
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Lilangeni14
12 eggs, large Lilangeni24
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Lilangeni22
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Lilangeni63
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Lilangeni22
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Lilangeni25
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Lilangeni14
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Lilangeni78
2 liters of Coca-Cola Lilangeni20
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Lilangeni5.81
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Lilangeni7,075
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Lilangeni5,509
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Lilangeni476
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Lilangeni5,845
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Lilangeni3,234
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Lilangeni280
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Lilangeni992
40” flat screen TV Lilangeni5,763
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Lilangeni1,520
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Lilangeni46
Hourly rate for cleaning help Lilangeni16
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Lilangeni650
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) Lilangeni975
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Lilangeni802
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Lilangeni215,986
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Lilangeni12
Monthly ticket public transport Lilangeni573
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) Lilangeni220
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Lilangeni82
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Lilangeni113
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Lilangeni336
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Lilangeni43
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Lilangeni24
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Lilangeni56
4 rolls of toilet paper Lilangeni26
Tube of toothpaste Lilangeni12
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Lilangeni101
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Lilangeni256
2 tickets to the movies Lilangeni77
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Lilangeni441
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Lilangeni381
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Lilangeni23
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Lilangeni30
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Lilangeni21
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Lilangeni6,867
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Lilangeni1.87
1 month of gym membership in business district Lilangeni334
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Lilangeni37
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 183 prices entered by 8 different people.
Latest price update: April 20, 2018.

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