Cost of living in Malawi

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These numbers reflect the average prices of 2 cities in Malawi, such as Blantyre, Lilongwe, and more. To view the cost of living in a specific city in Malawi, search for a city above.
 
Cost
Range
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $2.94
MWK3,020.01
$1.72 - $7.36
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$4.90
MWK5,033.34
$3.92 - $7.36
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $0.62
MWK633.36
$0.39 - $2.10

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Cost
Range
Bread
1 loaf
$0.52
MWK531.53
$0.34 - $0.83
Local cheese (8 oz) $7.11
MWK7,298.35
$4.41 - $11.03
Milk (1 gallon) $2.74
MWK2,810.36
$2.04 - $3.71

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Cost
Range
Gasoline (1 gallon) $3.44
MWK3,530.10
$3.04 - $4.42
Monthly public transit pass $44.97
MWK46,155.75
$21.28 - $68.66
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $26,974.01
MWK27,683,383.51
$19,617.46 - $34,330.55

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Cost
Range
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$156.94
MWK161,066.96
$78.47 - $245.22
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $325.24
MWK333,792.42
$122.61 - $642.22
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $161.55
MWK165,797.05
$88.28 - $444.18

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Cost
Range
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $243.53
MWK249,932.03
$196.17 - $313.71
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $7,642.39
MWK7,843,370.26
$1,863.66 - $14,713.09

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Cost
Range
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $0.78
MWK805.33
$0.59 - $0.88
Cappuccino in mid-range area $2.13
MWK2,187.41
$1.13 - $4.41
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$2.94
MWK3,020.01
$1.96 - $3.92

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Cost
Range
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$48.05
MWK49,309.56
$19.86 - $74.50
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$23.79
MWK24,411.71
$1.96 - $39.23
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$66.29
MWK68,037.04
$49.04 - $88.28

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