Cost of living in Pemba, Mozambique

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 1,385 MT
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 562 MT
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 244 MT
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 137 MT
12 eggs, large 297 MT
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 106 MT
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese -
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 409 MT
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 111 MT
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 50 MT
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 756 MT
2 liters of Coca-Cola 130 MT
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 64 MT
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 125,995 MT
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 81,099 MT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 15,943 MT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 8,000 MT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 47,708 MT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 14,481 MT
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 1,500 MT
40” flat screen TV 35,078 MT
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 3,500 MT
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 303 MT
Hourly rate for cleaning help 100 MT
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 4,000 MT
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 2,000 MT
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 1,500 MT
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 2,500 MT
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 120,000 MT
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 42 MT
Monthly ticket public transport 200 MT
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) -
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) -
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) -
4 rolls of toilet paper 80 MT
Tube of toothpaste -
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city -
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 1,127 MT
2 tickets to the movies -
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 2,500 MT
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 444 MT
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 232 MT
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 72 MT
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district 5,690 MT
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 50 MT
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: November 08, 2015.

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