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Pretoria vs Lusaka
Pre vs Lus

Average net salary (After tax)

Lusaka
Pretoria

Housing

  • Rent apartment
  • Buy apartment

Rent 1 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Lus
Pre
Outside city centre
Lus
Pre

Rent 3 bedroom apartment

Cost per month

In city centre
Lus
Pre
Outside city centre
Lus
Pre

Buy apartment

Price per m2

In city centre
Lus
Pre
Outside city centre
Lus
Pre

Mortgage rates

Lusaka
4.5%
Pretoria
5.5%
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Utilities

  • Basic Utilities
  • Internet & Phone

Basic utilities

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

Lusaka
Pretoria

Internet

60 Mbps or more, unlimited data, Cable/ADSL

Lus
Pre

Mobile phone data

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

Lus
Pre

Transport

  • Public Transport
  • Car

One-way ticket

Local transport

Lus
Pre

Monthly pass

Regular price

Lus
Pre

Fuel prices

Per Litre

Lusaka
Pretoria

Buying a new car

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90KW Trendline (Or equivalent)

Lus
Pre
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Groceries

  • Staples
  • Meat
  • Produce
  • Cigarettes

Staples

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

Pack of cigarettes

(Marlboro)

Lusaka
Pretoria

Meat & cheese

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

Vegetables

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

Fruit

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

Eating Out

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meal for two

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

Mcdonalds McMeal

Or equivalent combo meal

Lusaka
4.5%
Pretoria
5.5%

Restaurant Prices in Lusaka are 17.14% higher than in Pretoria

Drinks

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

Alcohol

  • Beer
  • Wine

Domestic beer

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

Imported beer

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

Bottle of wine

Mid-range, from supermarket

Lusaka
5
Pretoria

Clothing

  • Clothing
  • Shoes

Pair of jeans

Levis 501 or similar

Lus
Pre

Summer dress

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

Lus
Pre

Shoes

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

Leisure

  • Cinema
  • Sports

Cinema

One ticket for an international release

Lusaka
$15.33
Pretoria
$11.43

Tennis court rental

One hour on weekend

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

Fitness club

Monthly fee for one adult

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