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Johannesburg vs Lusaka
Jnb vs Lus

Average net salary (After tax)

Lusaka
Johannesburg

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Lus
Jnb
Outside city centre
Lus
Jnb

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Lus
Jnb
Outside city centre
Lus
Jnb

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Lus
Jnb
Outside city centre
Lus
Jnb

Mortgage rates

Lusaka
4.5%
Johannesburg
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Lusaka
Johannesburg

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Lus
Jnb

Mobile phone data

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

Lus
Jnb

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Lus
Jnb

Monthly pass

Regular price

Lus
Jnb

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Lusaka
Johannesburg

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Lus
Jnb
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Lusaka
Johannesburg

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Lus
Jnb
Lettuce 1 head
Lus
Jnb
Tomatoes 1kg
Lus
Jnb

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Lus
Jnb
Oranges 1 head
Lus
Jnb
Bananas 1kg
Lus
Jnb

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Lusaka
4.5%
Johannesburg
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Lusaka are 17.14% higher than in Johannesburg

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Lus
Jnb
Market 0.5L bottle
Lus
Jnb

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Lus
Jnb
Market 0.33L bottle
Lus
Jnb

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Lusaka
5
Johannesburg

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Lus
Jnb

Summer dress

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

Lus
Jnb

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Lusaka
$15.33
Johannesburg
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Lus $4,070.74/mth
Jnb $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Lus $4,070.74/mth
Jnb $4,070.74/mth