Cost of living comparison

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Poland is 26.3% more expensive than Lilongwe.

If you lived in Poland instead of Lilongwe, you would:

pay 2.0 times more for restaurants

 
Lilongwe
Poland
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $2.94
MWK3,020.01
$6.38
zł29.96
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$4.90
MWK5,033.34
$5.78
zł27.16
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $0.67
MWK687.89
$1.14
zł5.38

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pay 13.9% less for groceries

 
Lilongwe
Poland
Bread
1 loaf
$0.52
MWK531.53
$0.82
zł3.83
Local cheese (8 oz) $7.11
MWK7,298.35
$2.88
zł13.54
Milk (1 gallon) $3.25
MWK3,334.32
$2.27
zł10.68

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pay 14.0% less for transportation

 
Lilongwe
Poland
Gasoline (1 gallon) $3.44
MWK3,530.10
$5.25
zł24.64
Monthly public transit pass $44.97
MWK46,155.75
$22.05
zł103.53
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $26,974.01
MWK27,683,383.51
$18,306.67
zł85,967.32

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pay 75.9% more for housing

 
Lilongwe
Poland
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$156.94
MWK161,066.96
$12.51
zł58.76
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $353.11
MWK362,400.66
$413.49
zł1,941.73
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $164.30
MWK168,616.97
$362.60
zł1,702.77

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pay 19.4% less for childcare

 
Lilongwe
Poland
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $232.14
MWK238,244.88
$215.19
zł1,010.51
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $8,288.38
MWK8,506,348.75
$5,676.15
zł26,654.95

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pay 43.5% more for entertainment and sports

 
Lilongwe
Poland
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $0.78
MWK805.33
$2.07
zł9.73
Cappuccino in mid-range area $2.34
MWK2,399.23
$2.29
zł10.75
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$2.94
MWK3,020.01
$3.91
zł18.38

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pay 9.9% more for clothing

 
Lilongwe
Poland
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$42.50
MWK43,622.30
$62.88
zł295.26
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$25.50
MWK26,173.38
$30.43
zł142.90
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$69.97
MWK71,809.02
$61.46
zł288.59

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