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Kathmandu vs Lusaka
Ktm vs Lus

Average net salary (After tax)

Lusaka
Kathmandu

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Lus
Ktm
Outside city centre
Lus
Ktm

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Lus
Ktm
Outside city centre
Lus
Ktm

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Lus
Ktm
Outside city centre
Lus
Ktm

Mortgage rates

Lusaka
4.5%
Kathmandu
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Lusaka
Kathmandu

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Lus
Ktm

Mobile phone data

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

Lus
Ktm

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Lus
Ktm

Monthly pass

Regular price

Lus
Ktm

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Lusaka
Kathmandu

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Lus
Ktm
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Lusaka
Kathmandu

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Lus
Ktm
Lettuce 1 head
Lus
Ktm
Tomatoes 1kg
Lus
Ktm

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Lus
Ktm
Oranges 1 head
Lus
Ktm
Bananas 1kg
Lus
Ktm

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Lusaka
4.5%
Kathmandu
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Lusaka are 17.14% higher than in Kathmandu

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Lus
Ktm
Market 0.5L bottle
Lus
Ktm

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Lus
Ktm
Market 0.33L bottle
Lus
Ktm

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Lusaka
5
Kathmandu

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Lus
Ktm

Summer dress

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

Lus
Ktm

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Lusaka
$15.33
Kathmandu
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Lus $4,070.74/mth
Ktm $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Lus $4,070.74/mth
Ktm $4,070.74/mth