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Lusaka vs Perth
Lus vs Per

Average net salary (After tax)

Perth
Lusaka

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Per
Lus
Outside city centre
Per
Lus

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Per
Lus
Outside city centre
Per
Lus

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Per
Lus
Outside city centre
Per
Lus

Mortgage rates

Perth
4.5%
Lusaka
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Perth
Lusaka

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Per
Lus

Mobile phone data

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

Per
Lus

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Per
Lus

Monthly pass

Regular price

Per
Lus

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Perth
Lusaka

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Per
Lus
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Perth
Lusaka

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Per
Lus
Lettuce 1 head
Per
Lus
Tomatoes 1kg
Per
Lus

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Per
Lus
Oranges 1 head
Per
Lus
Bananas 1kg
Per
Lus

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Perth
4.5%
Lusaka
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Perth are 17.14% higher than in Lusaka

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Per
Lus
Market 0.5L bottle
Per
Lus

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Per
Lus
Market 0.33L bottle
Per
Lus

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Perth
5
Lusaka

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Per
Lus

Summer dress

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

Per
Lus

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Perth
$15.33
Lusaka
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Per $4,070.74/mth
Lus $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Per $4,070.74/mth
Lus $4,070.74/mth