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Lusaka vs Almaty
Lus vs Ala

Average net salary (After tax)

Almaty
Lusaka

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ala
Lus
Outside city centre
Ala
Lus

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ala
Lus
Outside city centre
Ala
Lus

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Ala
Lus
Outside city centre
Ala
Lus

Mortgage rates

Almaty
4.5%
Lusaka
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Almaty
Lusaka

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Ala
Lus

Mobile phone data

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

Ala
Lus

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Ala
Lus

Monthly pass

Regular price

Ala
Lus

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Almaty
Lusaka

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Ala
Lus
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Almaty
Lusaka

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

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

Fruit

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

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Almaty
4.5%
Lusaka
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Almaty are 17.14% higher than in Lusaka

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

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

Imported beer

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

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Almaty
5
Lusaka

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Ala
Lus

Summer dress

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

Ala
Lus

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Almaty
$15.33
Lusaka
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

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

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

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