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Lusaka vs Lagos
Lus vs Los

Average net salary (After tax)

Lagos
Lusaka

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Los
Lus
Outside city centre
Los
Lus

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Los
Lus
Outside city centre
Los
Lus

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Los
Lus
Outside city centre
Los
Lus

Mortgage rates

Lagos
4.5%
Lusaka
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Lagos
Lusaka

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Los
Lus

Mobile phone data

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

Los
Lus

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Los
Lus

Monthly pass

Regular price

Los
Lus

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Lagos
Lusaka

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Los
Lus
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Lagos
Lusaka

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Los
Lus
Lettuce 1 head
Los
Lus
Tomatoes 1kg
Los
Lus

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Los
Lus
Oranges 1 head
Los
Lus
Bananas 1kg
Los
Lus

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Lagos
4.5%
Lusaka
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Lagos are 17.14% higher than in Lusaka

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Los
Lus
Market 0.5L bottle
Los
Lus

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Los
Lus
Market 0.33L bottle
Los
Lus

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Lagos
5
Lusaka

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Los
Lus

Summer dress

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

Los
Lus

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Lagos
$15.33
Lusaka
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Los $4,070.74/mth
Lus $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Los $4,070.74/mth
Lus $4,070.74/mth