Brazil vs Zambia - Cost of Living Comparison

Brazil Zambia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$661
$1000
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1645
$1860
🏠 One person rent
$285
$624
🏘️ Family rent
$473
$701
🍽️ Food expenses
$217
$235
🚐 Transport expenses
$79.3
$79.4
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$396
$596
💸 GDP per capita
$6797
$985
😃 Human freedom index
7.22
6.82
❤️ Life expectancy
76.1
64.2
👮 Corruption perceptions index
38
33
🌐 English speaking %
5.1%
16%
🎓 Higher education
93
21
😀 Quality of life
45
33
🏙️ Population
213M
17.1M

The average cost of living in Brazil ($661) is 34% less expensive than in Zambia ($1000). Brazil ranked 128th 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 0.6 months in Brazil compared to 0.6 months in Zambia. Ranked 113th and 148th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Brazil vs Zambia

We calculate prices for Brazil and Zambia as a population-weighted mean of 385 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.

Brazil Zambia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.61
$4.19
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22.4
$17.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.82
$3.43
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.65
$1.1
 Cappuccino
$1.75
$1.79
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.98
$0.83
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$299
$497
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$193
$524
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$486
$633
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$345
$532
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$52.7
$80.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$81.3
$124
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$18.3
$24.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
9.53%
19.44%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1462
$8876
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1009
$646
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.9
$1.02
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$40.2
$48.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$8.14
$8.44
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.24
$1.26
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.91
$1.01
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.04
$0.98
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.94
$1.69
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.86
$1.65
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.69
$11.9
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.81
$5.09
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.96
$6.56
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.45
$2.22
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.02
$1.17
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.91
$1.92
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.4
$1.14
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.96
$1.61
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.93
$1.47
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.42
$0.73
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.51
$1.33
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$7.55
$5.8
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.12
$0.99
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.09
$2.35
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.2
$6.26
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$2.95
$2.42
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.2
$1.6
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.85
$1.23
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$20.6
$24
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.56
$2.64
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$45.5
$23.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$6.8
$7.85
👖 Brand Jeans
$42.8
$22.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$69.8
$85.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$271
$82.7
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$6225
$10266

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Cities Comparison in Brazil vs Zambia

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Brazil

City Cost of living Population
Sao Paulo
$948
12.3M
Rio de Janeiro
$903
6.75M
Brasilia
$878
3.02M
Manaus
$828
2.22M
Curitiba
$698
1.88M
Belo Horizonte
$722
2.51M
Belem
$689
1.5M
Recife
$653
1.65M
Campinas
$753
1.16M
Salvador
$694
2.89M
Porto Alegre
$727
1.48M
Fortaleza
$565
2.45M
Santo Andre
$702
710K
Natal
$586
878K
Goiania
$683
1.39M
Guarulhos
$548
1.32M
Maceio
$564
1.03M
Nova Iguacu
$586
823K
Joao Pessoa
$632
818K
Ribeirao Preto
$682
666K
Niteroi
$733
497K
Sao Jose dos Campos
$621
689K
Sao Bernardo do Campo
$679
844K
Caxias do Sul
$492
517K
Jaboatao dos Guararapes
$594
707K
Vitoria
$650
356K
Jundiai
$776
402K
Osasco
$646
695K
Campos dos Goytacazes
$559
511K
Sorocaba
$672
645K

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