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Lusaka vs Riyadh
Lus vs Ruh

Average net salary (After tax)

Riyadh
Lusaka

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ruh
Lus
Outside city centre
Ruh
Lus

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Ruh
Lus
Outside city centre
Ruh
Lus

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Ruh
Lus
Outside city centre
Ruh
Lus

Mortgage rates

Riyadh
4.5%
Lusaka
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Riyadh
Lusaka

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Ruh
Lus

Mobile phone data

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

Ruh
Lus

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Ruh
Lus

Monthly pass

Regular price

Ruh
Lus

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Riyadh
Lusaka

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Ruh
Lus
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Riyadh
Lusaka

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Ruh
Lus
Lettuce 1 head
Ruh
Lus
Tomatoes 1kg
Ruh
Lus

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Ruh
Lus
Oranges 1 head
Ruh
Lus
Bananas 1kg
Ruh
Lus

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Riyadh
4.5%
Lusaka
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Riyadh are 17.14% higher than in Lusaka

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Ruh
Lus
Market 0.5L bottle
Ruh
Lus

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Ruh
Lus
Market 0.33L bottle
Ruh
Lus

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Riyadh
5
Lusaka

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Ruh
Lus

Summer dress

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

Ruh
Lus

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Riyadh
$15.33
Lusaka
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Ruh $4,070.74/mth
Lus $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Ruh $4,070.74/mth
Lus $4,070.74/mth