Cost of living in Ndola, Zambia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 80 Kwacha
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 54 Kwacha
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 31 Kwacha
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 11 Kwacha
12 eggs, large 14 Kwacha
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 12 Kwacha
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 84 Kwacha
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 37 Kwacha
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 19 Kwacha
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 8 Kwacha
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 93 Kwacha
2 liters of Coca-Cola 15 Kwacha
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 8 Kwacha
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 16,615 Kwacha
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 6,491 Kwacha
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 450 Kwacha
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 5,826 Kwacha
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 5,000 Kwacha
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 350 Kwacha
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 100 Kwacha
40” flat screen TV 10,430 Kwacha
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 2,000 Kwacha
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 150 Kwacha
Hourly rate for cleaning help 50 Kwacha
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 451 Kwacha
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 150 Kwacha
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 850 Kwacha
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 948 Kwacha
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 150,000 Kwacha
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 8 Kwacha
Monthly ticket public transport 1,595 Kwacha
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 50 Kwacha
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 50 Kwacha
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 150 Kwacha
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 50 Kwacha
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 94 Kwacha
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 75 Kwacha
4 rolls of toilet paper 30 Kwacha
Tube of toothpaste 10 Kwacha
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 50 Kwacha
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 300 Kwacha
2 tickets to the movies 160 Kwacha
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 200 Kwacha
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 1,000 Kwacha
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 80 Kwacha
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 40 Kwacha
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 25 Kwacha
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.00 Kwacha
1 month of gym membership in business district 350 Kwacha
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 45 Kwacha
These prices are lacking data. It provides a decent estimate, but they are not yet reliable. They are based on 16 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: May 26, 2017.

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