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Lusaka vs New York
Lus vs Nyc

Average net salary (After tax)

New York
Lusaka

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Nyc
Lus
Outside city centre
Nyc
Lus

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Nyc
Lus
Outside city centre
Nyc
Lus

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Nyc
Lus
Outside city centre
Nyc
Lus

Mortgage rates

New York
4.5%
Lusaka
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

New York
Lusaka

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Nyc
Lus

Mobile phone data

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

Nyc
Lus

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Nyc
Lus

Monthly pass

Regular price

Nyc
Lus

Fuel prices

Per Litre

New York
Lusaka

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Nyc
Lus
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

New York
Lusaka

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Nyc
Lus
Lettuce 1 head
Nyc
Lus
Tomatoes 1kg
Nyc
Lus

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Nyc
Lus
Oranges 1 head
Nyc
Lus
Bananas 1kg
Nyc
Lus

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

New York
4.5%
Lusaka
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in New York are 17.14% higher than in Lusaka

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Nyc
Lus
Market 0.5L bottle
Nyc
Lus

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Nyc
Lus
Market 0.33L bottle
Nyc
Lus

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

New York
5
Lusaka

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Nyc
Lus

Summer dress

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

Nyc
Lus

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

New York
$15.33
Lusaka
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Nyc $4,070.74/mth
Lus $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Nyc $4,070.74/mth
Lus $4,070.74/mth