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Lusaka vs Pretoria
Lus vs Pre

Average net salary (After tax)

Pretoria
Lusaka

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Pre
Lus
Outside city centre
Pre
Lus

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Pre
Lus
Outside city centre
Pre
Lus

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Pre
Lus
Outside city centre
Pre
Lus

Mortgage rates

Pretoria
4.5%
Lusaka
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Pretoria
Lusaka

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Pre
Lus

Mobile phone data

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

Pre
Lus

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Pre
Lus

Monthly pass

Regular price

Pre
Lus

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Pretoria
Lusaka

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Pre
Lus
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Pretoria
Lusaka

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Pre
Lus
Lettuce 1 head
Pre
Lus
Tomatoes 1kg
Pre
Lus

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Pre
Lus
Oranges 1 head
Pre
Lus
Bananas 1kg
Pre
Lus

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Pretoria
4.5%
Lusaka
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Pretoria are 17.14% higher than in Lusaka

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Pre
Lus
Market 0.5L bottle
Pre
Lus

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Pre
Lus
Market 0.33L bottle
Pre
Lus

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Pretoria
5
Lusaka

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Pre
Lus

Summer dress

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

Pre
Lus

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Pretoria
$15.33
Lusaka
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Pre $4,070.74/mth
Lus $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Pre $4,070.74/mth
Lus $4,070.74/mth