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Per vs Lus

Average net salary (After tax)

Lusaka
Perth

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Lus
Per
Outside city centre
Lus
Per

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Lus
Per
Outside city centre
Lus
Per

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Lus
Per
Outside city centre
Lus
Per

Mortgage rates

Lusaka
4.5%
Perth
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Lusaka
Perth

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Lus
Per

Mobile phone data

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

Lus
Per

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Lus
Per

Monthly pass

Regular price

Lus
Per

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Lusaka
Perth

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Lus
Per
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Lusaka
Perth

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

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

Fruit

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

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Lusaka
4.5%
Perth
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Lusaka are 17.14% higher than in Perth

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

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

Imported beer

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

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Lusaka
5
Perth

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Lus
Per

Summer dress

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

Lus
Per

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Lusaka
$15.33
Perth
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

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

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

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