Cost of Living Comparison

USD
COMPARED TO
LSL

Washington, DC is 70% more expensive than Maseru.

In Maseru compared to Washington, DC, you:

pay 63.7% less for restaurants

Cost Washington, DC help_outline Maseru help_outline  
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $16.50 $5.52
(73.11 LSL)
-66.6%
Fast food combo meal
(McDonalds, or similar)
$7.00 $3.19
(42.26 LSL)
-54.4%
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $1.90 $0.72
(9.51 LSL)
-62.2%
Bottle of water (11 fl. oz) $1.75 $0.44
(5.81 LSL)
-75.0%

Washington, DC vs. Maseru - Cost of restaurants

pay 55.1% less for groceries

Cost Washington, DC help_outline Maseru help_outline  
Bread
(1 loaf)
$3.17 $0.74
(9.8 LSL)
-76.7%
Local cheese (8 oz) $5.76 $4.73
(62.67 LSL)
-17.9%
Milk (1 gallon) $3.45 $3.88
(51.4 LSL)
+12.3%
Eggs
(1 dozen)
$3.35 $1.22
(16.19 LSL)
-63.5%
Boneless chicken breast (1 lb) $5.90 $1.79
(23.69 LSL)
-69.7%
Apples (1 lb) $2.70 $0.93
(12.32 LSL)
-65.6%
Bananas (1 lb) $0.76 $0.64
(8.53 LSL)
-15.0%
Oranges (1 lb) $2.50 $0.80
(10.66 LSL)
-67.8%
Tomatoes (1 lb) $2.26 $1.07
(14.21 LSL)
-52.6%
Potatoes (1 lb) $1.39 $0.89
(11.84 LSL)
-35.9%
Onions (1 lb) $1.41 $0.64
(8.53 LSL)
-54.5%

Washington, DC vs. Maseru - Cost of groceries

pay 45.4% less for transportation

Cost Washington, DC help_outline Maseru help_outline  
Gasoline (1 gallon) $2.73 $3.27
(43.29 LSL)
+19.5%
Monthly public transit pass $173.70 $23.64
(313.33 LSL)
-86.4%
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $21,500.00 $11,820.20
(156,664.64 LSL)
-45.0%
Taxi trip in downtown area (5 miles) $14.31 $4.59
(60.84 LSL)
-67.9%

Washington, DC vs. Maseru - Cost of transportation

pay 73.6% less for housing

Cost Washington, DC help_outline Maseru help_outline  
Internet connection
(50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl)
$65.90 $73.55
(974.8 LSL)
+11.6%
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $2,117.34 $503.46
(6,672.9 LSL)
-76.2%
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $1,681.78 ??  
Utilities for two (700 sq ft apartment)
(including electric, gas, water, heating)
$97.71 ??  

Washington, DC vs. Maseru - Cost of housing

pay 90.7% less for childcare

Cost Washington, DC help_outline Maseru help_outline  
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $1,672.22 $472.81
(6,266.59 LSL)
-71.7%
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $24,000.00 $1,926.68
(25,536.21 LSL)
-92.0%

Washington, DC vs. Maseru - Cost of childcare

pay 66.8% less for entertainment and sports

Cost Washington, DC help_outline Maseru help_outline  
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $6.00 $1.20
(15.85 LSL)
-80.1%
Cappuccino in mid-range area $4.17 $1.79
(23.77 LSL)
-57.0%
Pack of cigarettes
(Marlboro or similar)
$8.40 $2.60
(34.47 LSL)
-69.0%
Monthly membership at local gym $64.75 $23.64
(313.33 LSL)
-63.5%
Movie ticket to theater/cinema $13.50 $2.96
(39.17 LSL)
-78.1%

Washington, DC vs. Maseru - Cost of entertainment and sports

pay 16.7% more for clothing

Cost Washington, DC help_outline Maseru help_outline  
Regular jeans
(Levi's brand)
$52.11 $45.97
(609.25 LSL)
-11.8%
Regular dress
(from H&M or similar store)
$36.46 $39.40
(522.22 LSL)
+8.1%
Running shoes
(Nike or Adidas)
$79.44 $74.86
(992.21 LSL)
-5.8%
Men's business shoes (leather) $104.29 $157.60
(2,088.86 LSL)
+51.1%

Washington, DC vs. Maseru - Cost of clothing

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