Cost of living comparison

compared to

Maseru is 28.5% cheaper than Italy.

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

pay 21.1% less for restaurants

 
Italy
Maseru
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $16.28
€14.27
$5.14
LSL68.09
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$9.39
€8.23
$5.87
LSL77.81
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $2.48
€2.17
$1.83
LSL24.32

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pay 14.6% less for groceries

 
Italy
Maseru
Bread
1 loaf
$1.86
€1.63
$0.86
LSL11.35
Local cheese (8 oz) $7.41
€6.50
$4.46
LSL59.17
Milk (1 gallon) $4.98
€4.36
$5.28
LSL69.96

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pay 35.6% less for transportation

 
Italy
Maseru
Gasoline (1 gallon) $6.99
€6.13
$3.63
LSL48.17
Monthly public transit pass $43.01
€37.72
$36.40
LSL482.45
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $26,336.31
€23,094.33
$24,951.83
LSL330,710.93

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pay 4.5% more for housing

 
Italy
Maseru
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$34.75
€30.47
$67.27
LSL891.62
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $639.56
€560.83
$623.80
LSL8,267.77
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $490.87
€430.44
$439.28
LSL5,822.18

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pay 92.2% less for childcare

 
Italy
Maseru
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $498.43
€437.07
$40.36
LSL534.97
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $11,939.46
€10,469.72
$880.65
LSL11,672.15

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pay 8.5% less for entertainment and sports

 
Italy
Maseru
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $5.00
€4.38
$2.94
LSL38.91
Cappuccino in mid-range area $1.68
€1.47
$2.94
LSL38.91
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$6.74
€5.91
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pay 31.9% less for clothing

 
Italy
Maseru
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$87.77
€76.97
$48.31
LSL640.24
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$37.94
€33.27
$22.94
LSL304.00
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$97.30
€85.32
$78.28
LSL1,037.52

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