Cost of living comparison

compared to

Italy is 3.2 times more expensive than Lusaka.

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

pay 4.5 times more for restaurants

 
Lusaka
Italy
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $2.66
ZK23.47
$16.28
€14.27
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$2.44
ZK21.52
$9.39
€8.23
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $0.59
ZK5.24
$2.48
€2.17

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pay 2.3 times more for groceries

 
Lusaka
Italy
Bread
1 loaf
$0.55
ZK4.84
$1.86
€1.63
Local cheese (8 oz) $4.93
ZK43.49
$7.41
€6.50
Milk (1 gallon) $2.95
ZK26.05
$4.98
€4.36

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pay 2.2 times more for transportation

 
Lusaka
Italy
Gasoline (1 gallon) $3.04
ZK26.82
$6.99
€6.13
Monthly public transit pass $24.39
ZK215.16
$43.01
€37.72
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $10,665.23
ZK94,068.73
$26,336.31
€23,094.33

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pay 3.4 times more for housing

 
Lusaka
Italy
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$34.74
ZK306.44
$34.75
€30.47
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $152.55
ZK1,345.50
$639.56
€560.83
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $134.17
ZK1,183.37
$490.87
€430.44

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pay 2.4 times more for childcare

 
Lusaka
Italy
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $127.94
ZK1,128.45
$498.43
€437.07
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $14,288.14
ZK126,023.19
$11,939.46
€10,469.72

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pay 3.2 times more for entertainment and sports

 
Lusaka
Italy
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $0.89
ZK7.82
$5.00
€4.38
Cappuccino in mid-range area $1.70
ZK15.03
$1.68
€1.47
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$2.21
ZK19.48
$6.74
€5.91

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pay 4.3 times more for clothing

 
Lusaka
Italy
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$10.53
ZK92.91
$87.77
€76.97
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$13.42
ZK118.34
$37.94
€33.27
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$31.05
ZK273.84
$97.30
€85.32

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