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Panama City vs Lusaka
Pan vs Lus

Average net salary (After tax)

Lusaka
Panama City

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Lus
Pan
Outside city centre
Lus
Pan

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Lus
Pan
Outside city centre
Lus
Pan

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Lus
Pan
Outside city centre
Lus
Pan

Mortgage rates

Lusaka
4.5%
Panama City
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Lusaka
Panama City

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Lus
Pan

Mobile phone data

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

Lus
Pan

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Lus
Pan

Monthly pass

Regular price

Lus
Pan

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Lusaka
Panama City

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Lus
Pan
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Lusaka
Panama City

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

Potatoes 1kg
Lus
Pan
Lettuce 1 head
Lus
Pan
Tomatoes 1kg
Lus
Pan

Fruit

Apples 1kg
Lus
Pan
Oranges 1 head
Lus
Pan
Bananas 1kg
Lus
Pan

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Lusaka
4.5%
Panama City
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Lusaka are 17.14% higher than in Panama City

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

Restaurant 0.5L draught
Lus
Pan
Market 0.5L bottle
Lus
Pan

Imported beer

Restaurant 0.33L bottle
Lus
Pan
Market 0.33L bottle
Lus
Pan

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Lusaka
5
Panama City

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Lus
Pan

Summer dress

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

Lus
Pan

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Lusaka
$15.33
Panama City
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

Lus $4,070.74/mth
Pan $4,070.74/mth

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

Lus $4,070.74/mth
Pan $4,070.74/mth