Malawi is 19.7% cheaper than Italy.

If you lived in Malawi instead of Italy, you would:

pay 65.5% less for restaurants

 
Italy
Malawi
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $14.35
€14.08
$2.94
MWK3,020.01
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$8.28
€8.13
$4.90
MWK5,033.34
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $2.18
€2.14
$0.62
MWK633.36

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pay 21.0% less for groceries

 
Italy
Malawi
Bread
1 loaf
$1.63
€1.60
$0.52
MWK531.53
Local cheese (8 oz) $6.40
€6.29
$7.11
MWK7,298.35
Milk (1 gallon) $4.35
€4.27
$2.74
MWK2,810.36

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pay 21.2% less for transportation

 
Italy
Malawi
Gasoline (1 gallon) $8.47
€8.31
$3.44
MWK3,530.10
Monthly public transit pass $36.88
€36.21
$44.97
MWK46,155.75
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $23,486.94
€23,056.36
$26,974.01
MWK27,683,383.51

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pay 65.1% more for housing

 
Italy
Malawi
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$29.40
€28.86
$156.94
MWK161,066.96
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $560.05
€549.78
$325.24
MWK333,792.42
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $428.17
€420.32
$161.55
MWK165,797.05

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pay 31.6% less for childcare

 
Italy
Malawi
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $431.71
€423.80
$243.53
MWK249,932.03
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $9,518.89
€9,344.38
$7,642.39
MWK7,843,370.26

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pay 34.6% less for entertainment and sports

 
Italy
Malawi
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $4.48
€4.40
$0.78
MWK805.33
Cappuccino in mid-range area $1.48
€1.45
$2.13
MWK2,187.41
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$5.97
€5.86
$2.94
MWK3,020.01

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pay 29.1% less for clothing

 
Italy
Malawi
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$72.84
€71.51
$48.05
MWK49,309.56
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$34.55
€33.91
$23.79
MWK24,411.71
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$82.76
€81.25
$66.29
MWK68,037.04

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