Cost of living in Walvis Bay, Namibia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 60 N$
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 54 N$
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 37 N$
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 14 N$
12 eggs, large 25 N$
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 18 N$
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 43 N$
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 31 N$
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 15 N$
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 11 N$
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 83 N$
2 liters of Coca-Cola 17 N$
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 7 N$
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 7,100 N$
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 5,000 N$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 613 N$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 6,000 N$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 3,833 N$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 583 N$
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 950 N$
40” flat screen TV 7,167 N$
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 850 N$
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 71 N$
Hourly rate for cleaning help 90 N$
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 563 N$
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 283 N$
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 800 N$
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 925 N$
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 282,100 N$
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 12 N$
Monthly ticket public transport 407 N$
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) 49 N$
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 138 N$
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 270 N$
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 49 N$
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 18 N$
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 60 N$
4 rolls of toilet paper 24 N$
Tube of toothpaste 11 N$
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 127 N$
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 277 N$
2 tickets to the movies 102 N$
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 300 N$
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 490 N$
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 35 N$
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 21 N$
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 21 N$
iPad Air 2, 64GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.38 N$
1 month of gym membership in business district 500 N$
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 38 N$
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 44 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: June 30, 2017.

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