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Lusaka vs Johannesburg
Lus vs Jnb

Average net salary (After tax)

Johannesburg
Lusaka

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Jnb
Lus
Outside city centre
Jnb
Lus

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Jnb
Lus
Outside city centre
Jnb
Lus

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Jnb
Lus
Outside city centre
Jnb
Lus

Mortgage rates

Johannesburg
4.5%
Lusaka
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Johannesburg
Lusaka

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Jnb
Lus

Mobile phone data

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

Jnb
Lus

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Jnb
Lus

Monthly pass

Regular price

Jnb
Lus

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Johannesburg
Lusaka

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Jnb
Lus
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Johannesburg
Lusaka

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

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

Fruit

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

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Johannesburg
4.5%
Lusaka
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Johannesburg are 17.14% higher than in Lusaka

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

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

Imported beer

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

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Johannesburg
5
Lusaka

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Jnb
Lus

Summer dress

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

Jnb
Lus

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Johannesburg
$15.33
Lusaka
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

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

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

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