Bolivia vs Zambia - Cost of Living Comparison

Bolivia Zambia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$703
$1000
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1661
$1860
🏠 One person rent
$285
$624
🏘️ Family rent
$416
$701
🍽️ Food expenses
$234
$235
🚐 Transport expenses
$99.2
$79.4
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$472
$596
💸 GDP per capita
$3133
$985
😃 Human freedom index
6.94
6.82
❤️ Life expectancy
71.8
64.2
👮 Corruption perceptions index
30
33
🌐 English speaking %
4%
16%
🎓 Higher education
46
21
😀 Quality of life
45
33
🏙️ Population
11.1M
17.1M

The average cost of living in Bolivia ($703) is 30% less expensive than in Zambia ($1000). Bolivia ranked 120th vs 66th for Zambia in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 0.7 months in Bolivia compared to 0.6 months in Zambia. Ranked 110th and 148th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Bolivia vs Zambia

We calculate prices for Bolivia and Zambia as a population-weighted mean of 10 and 10 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Bolivia Zambia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.77
$4.19
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$13.2
$17.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$6.46
$3.43
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.46
$1.1
 Cappuccino
$3.22
$1.79
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.88
$0.83
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$302
$497
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$205
$524
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$464
$633
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$309
$532
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$27.3
$80.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$42.1
$124
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$33.5
$24.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
7.82%
19.44%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1104
$8876
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$872
$646
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.55
$1.02
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$30.4
$48.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$13
$8.44
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.59
$1.26
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.97
$1.01
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.78
$0.98
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.74
$1.69
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.54
$1.65
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.71
$11.9
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.87
$5.09
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.05
$6.56
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.99
$2.22
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.28
$1.17
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.5
$1.92
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.12
$1.14
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.06
$1.61
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.04
$1.47
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.7
$0.73
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.59
$1.33
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.18
$5.8
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.73
$0.99
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.36
$2.35
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$6.12
$6.26
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$4.05
$2.42
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.55
$1.6
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.94
$1.23
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$40.4
$24
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.6
$2.64
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$31.1
$23.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$7.69
$7.85
👖 Brand Jeans
$51.2
$22.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$83.2
$85.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$209
$82.7
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3672
$10266

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Cities Comparison in Bolivia vs Zambia

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Bolivia

City Cost of living Population
Santa Cruz de la Sierra
$748
3.15M
La Paz
$728
2.87M
Cochabamba
$582
632K
El Alto
$709
842K
Oruro
$656
265K
Potosi
$588
190K
Sacaba
$590
172K
Tarija
$536
180K
Sucre
$547
300K
Trinidad
$555
101K

In Zambia

City Cost of living Population
Lusaka
$732
1.74M
Ndola
$1233
528K
Kitwe
$1228
504K
Kapiri Mposhi
$1168
241K
Kasama
$1156
168K
Chingola
$1117
147K
Livingstone
$1152
137K
Mansa
$1151
129K
Mufulira
$1724
122K
Choma
$1136
122K