Cost of living in Windhoek, Namibia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 107 N$
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 68 N$
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 43 N$
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 18 N$
12 eggs, large 32 N$
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 22 N$
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 45 N$
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 29 N$
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 22 N$
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 15 N$
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 81 N$
2 liters of Coca-Cola 18 N$
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 9 N$
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 17,187 N$
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 13,599 N$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 1,349 N$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 9,637 N$
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 6,997 N$
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 1,177 N$
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 822 N$
40” flat screen TV 7,882 N$
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 1,963 N$
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 80 N$
Hourly rate for cleaning help 21 N$
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 782 N$
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 538 N$
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 1,182 N$
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 1,096 N$
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 251,777 N$
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 12 N$
Monthly ticket public transport 353 N$
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 89 N$
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 63 N$
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 224 N$
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 442 N$
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 40 N$
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 24 N$
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 45 N$
4 rolls of toilet paper 29 N$
Tube of toothpaste 13 N$
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 113 N$
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 332 N$
2 tickets to the movies 134 N$
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 461 N$
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 492 N$
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 54 N$
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 25 N$
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 21 N$
iPod nano 16GB 4,278 N$
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 1.68 N$
1 month of gym membership in business district 590 N$
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 40 N$
These prices are based on abundant and consistent data. They are very reliable. They are based on 315 prices entered by 23 different people.
Latest price update: May 26, 2017.

Windhoek position in our World Ranking

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174th
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5th
out of 9

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