Cost of living comparison

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Iceland is 2.6 times more expensive than Lusaka.

If you lived in Iceland instead of Lusaka, you would:

pay 4.1 times more for restaurants

 
Lusaka
Iceland
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $3.67
ZK86.34
$17.84
kr2,463
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$3.41
ZK80.06
$14.27
kr1,970
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $0.88
ZK20.62
$2.32
kr320

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pay 2.0 times more for groceries

 
Lusaka
Iceland
Bread
1 loaf
$0.95
ZK22.27
$3.42
kr473
Local cheese (8 oz) $4.56
ZK107.04
$5.98
kr826
Milk (1 gallon) $5.08
ZK119.30
$5.33
kr735

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pay 2.3 times more for transportation

 
Lusaka
Iceland
Gasoline (1 gallon) $5.26
ZK123.52
$8.03
kr1,110
Monthly public transit pass $30.62
ZK719.53
$77.40
kr10,688
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $12,371.75
ZK290,701.18
$29,836.83
kr4,120,466

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pay 3.2 times more for housing

 
Lusaka
Iceland
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$103.74
ZK2,437.62
$62.40
kr8,618
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $274.41
ZK6,447.85
$1,437.14
kr198,469
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $193.01
ZK4,535.07
$1,215.63
kr167,878

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pay 14.5% less for childcare

 
Lusaka
Iceland
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $171.24
ZK4,023.65
$259.34
kr35,815
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $14,061.39
ZK330,402.79
$2,750.10
kr379,788

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pay 3.9 times more for entertainment and sports

 
Lusaka
Iceland
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $1.22
ZK28.73
$8.52
kr1,177
Cappuccino in mid-range area $1.81
ZK42.43
$4.15
kr573
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$2.66
ZK62.43
$10.64
kr1,469

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pay 90.7% more for clothing

 
Lusaka
Iceland
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$44.18
ZK1,038.09
$118.08
kr16,306
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$31.12
ZK731.33
$50.39
kr6,959
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$90.18
ZK2,118.89
$151.12
kr20,869

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