Cost of living comparison

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Lusaka is 67.0% cheaper than Paris.

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

pay 83.8% less for restaurants

 
Paris
Lusaka
Basic meal with drink at inexpensive restaurant $18.17
€15.93
$2.66
ZK23.47
Fast food combo meal
McDonalds, or similar
$10.90
€9.56
$2.44
ZK21.52
Bottle of Coca-Cola (11 fl. oz) $3.78
€3.32
$0.59
ZK5.24

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pay 62.0% less for groceries

 
Paris
Lusaka
Bread
1 loaf
$2.23
€1.96
$0.55
ZK4.84
Local cheese (8 oz) $10.47
€9.18
$4.93
ZK43.49
Milk (1 gallon) $4.91
€4.31
$2.95
ZK26.05

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pay 60.3% less for transportation

 
Paris
Lusaka
Gasoline (1 gallon) $6.86
€6.02
$3.04
ZK26.82
Monthly public transit pass $90.86
€79.67
$24.39
ZK215.16
New Volkswagen Golf 1.4 (standard edition) $25,833.20
€22,653.16
$10,665.23
ZK94,068.73

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pay 57.8% less for housing

 
Paris
Lusaka
Internet connection
50 mbps or faster, cable/dsl
$32.68
€28.66
$34.74
ZK306.44
1-Bedroom apartment in downtown area $1,482.23
€1,299.77
$152.55
ZK1,345.50
1-Bedroom apartment outside city center $1,038.02
€910.24
$134.17
ZK1,183.37

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pay 55.2% less for childcare

 
Paris
Lusaka
Private preschool for 1 child, monthly $981.24
€860.45
$127.94
ZK1,128.45
Middle school for 1 child, two semesters $18,655.63
€16,359.14
$14,288.14
ZK126,023.19

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pay 72.5% less for entertainment and sports

 
Paris
Lusaka
Domestic/local beer (1 pint) $7.27
€6.37
$0.89
ZK7.82
Cappuccino in mid-range area $4.54
€3.98
$1.70
ZK15.03
Pack of cigarettes
Marlboro or similar
$12.11
€10.62
$2.21
ZK19.48

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pay 77.1% less for clothing

 
Paris
Lusaka
Regular jeans
Levi's brand
$114.06
€100.02
$10.53
ZK92.91
Regular dress
from H&M or similar store
$45.27
€39.70
$13.42
ZK118.34
Running shoes
Nike or Adidas
$112.22
€98.40
$31.05
ZK273.84

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