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Lusaka vs Melbourne
Lus vs Mel

Average net salary (After tax)

Melbourne
Lusaka

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Mel
Lus
Outside city centre
Mel
Lus

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Mel
Lus
Outside city centre
Mel
Lus

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Mel
Lus
Outside city centre
Mel
Lus

Mortgage rates

Melbourne
4.5%
Lusaka
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Melbourne
Lusaka

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Mel
Lus

Mobile phone data

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

Mel
Lus

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Mel
Lus

Monthly pass

Regular price

Mel
Lus

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Melbourne
Lusaka

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Mel
Lus
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Melbourne
Lusaka

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Mel
Lus
Lettuce 1 head
Mel
Lus
Tomatoes 1kg
Mel
Lus

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Mel
Lus
Oranges 1 head
Mel
Lus
Bananas 1kg
Mel
Lus

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Melbourne
4.5%
Lusaka
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Melbourne are 17.14% higher than in Lusaka

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Mel
Lus
Market 0.5L bottle
Mel
Lus

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Mel
Lus
Market 0.33L bottle
Mel
Lus

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Melbourne
5
Lusaka

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Mel
Lus

Summer dress

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

Mel
Lus

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Melbourne
$15.33
Lusaka
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Mel $4,070.74/mth
Lus $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Mel $4,070.74/mth
Lus $4,070.74/mth