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Lusaka vs Sydney
Lus vs Syd

Average net salary (After tax)

Sydney
Lusaka

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Syd
Lus
Outside city centre
Syd
Lus

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Syd
Lus
Outside city centre
Syd
Lus

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Syd
Lus
Outside city centre
Syd
Lus

Mortgage rates

Sydney
4.5%
Lusaka
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Sydney
Lusaka

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Syd
Lus

Mobile phone data

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

Syd
Lus

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Syd
Lus

Monthly pass

Regular price

Syd
Lus

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Sydney
Lusaka

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Syd
Lus
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Sydney
Lusaka

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Syd
Lus
Lettuce 1 head
Syd
Lus
Tomatoes 1kg
Syd
Lus

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Syd
Lus
Oranges 1 head
Syd
Lus
Bananas 1kg
Syd
Lus

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Sydney
4.5%
Lusaka
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Sydney are 17.14% higher than in Lusaka

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Syd
Lus
Market 0.5L bottle
Syd
Lus

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Syd
Lus
Market 0.33L bottle
Syd
Lus

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Sydney
5
Lusaka

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Syd
Lus

Summer dress

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

Syd
Lus

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Sydney
$15.33
Lusaka
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Syd $4,070.74/mth
Lus $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Syd $4,070.74/mth
Lus $4,070.74/mth