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Almaty vs Lusaka
Ala vs Lus

Average net salary (After tax)

Lusaka
Almaty

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Lus
Ala
Outside city centre
Lus
Ala

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Lus
Ala
Outside city centre
Lus
Ala

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Lus
Ala
Outside city centre
Lus
Ala

Mortgage rates

Lusaka
4.5%
Almaty
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

Electricity, heating, water, Garbage for a 85m2 Apartment

Lusaka
Almaty

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Lus
Ala

Mobile phone data

One-minute local prepaid call (no plan or discount)

Lus
Ala

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Lus
Ala

Monthly pass

Regular price

Lus
Ala

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Lusaka
Almaty

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Lus
Ala
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

Milk 1L
Lus
Ala
White bread 500g
Lus
Ala
Eggs 12
Lus
Ala
White rice 1kg
Lus
Ala

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Lusaka
Almaty

Meat & cheese

Chicken breasts 1kg
Lus
Ala
Beef round 1kg
Lus
Ala
Local cheese 1kg
Lus
Ala

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Lus
Ala
Lettuce 1 head
Lus
Ala
Tomatoes 1kg
Lus
Ala

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Lus
Ala
Oranges 1 head
Lus
Ala
Bananas 1kg
Lus
Ala

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

Inexpensive restaurant 2 meals
Lus $4,070.74/mth
Ala $4,070.74/mth
Mid-range restaurant Three-course meal for two people
Lus $4,070.74/mth
Ala $4,070.74/mth

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Lusaka
4.5%
Almaty
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Lusaka are 17.14% higher than in Almaty

Drinks

Coke/Pepsi 0.33L
bottle
Lus $4,070.74/mth
Ala $4,070.74/mth
Water 0.33L
bottle
Lus $4,070.74/mth
Ala $4,070.74/mth
Cappuccino regular
Lus $4,070.74/mth
Ala $4,070.74/mth

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Lus
Ala
Market 0.5L bottle
Lus
Ala

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Lus
Ala
Market 0.33L bottle
Lus
Ala

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Lusaka
5
Almaty

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Lus
Ala

Summer dress

From a chain store (e.g. Zara, H&M)

Lus
Ala

Shoes

1 pair Nike shoes
Lus
Ala
1 pair men's leather shoes
Lus
Ala

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Lusaka
$15.33
Almaty
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Lus $4,070.74/mth
Ala $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Lus $4,070.74/mth
Ala $4,070.74/mth