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Hou vs Lus

Average net salary (After tax)

Lusaka
Houston

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Lus
Hou
Outside city centre
Lus
Hou

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Lus
Hou
Outside city centre
Lus
Hou

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Lus
Hou
Outside city centre
Lus
Hou

Mortgage rates

Lusaka
4.5%
Houston
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Lusaka
Houston

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Lus
Hou

Mobile phone data

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

Lus
Hou

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Lus
Hou

Monthly pass

Regular price

Lus
Hou

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Lusaka
Houston

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Lus
Hou
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Lusaka
Houston

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Lus
Hou
Lettuce 1 head
Lus
Hou
Tomatoes 1kg
Lus
Hou

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Lus
Hou
Oranges 1 head
Lus
Hou
Bananas 1kg
Lus
Hou

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Lusaka
4.5%
Houston
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Lusaka are 17.14% higher than in Houston

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Lus
Hou
Market 0.5L bottle
Lus
Hou

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Lus
Hou
Market 0.33L bottle
Lus
Hou

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Lusaka
5
Houston

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Lus
Hou

Summer dress

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

Lus
Hou

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Lusaka
$15.33
Houston
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Lus $4,070.74/mth
Hou $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Lus $4,070.74/mth
Hou $4,070.74/mth