Cape Verde vs Zambia - Cost of Living Comparison

Cape Verde Zambia
🚶 Cost of living one person
$695
$1000
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1533
$1860
🏠 One person rent
$336
$624
🏘️ Family rent
$499
$701
🍽️ Food expenses
$260
$235
🚐 Transport expenses
$38.3
$79.4
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$320
$596
💸 GDP per capita
$3064
$985
😃 Human freedom index
8.26
6.82
❤️ Life expectancy
73.2
64.2
👮 Corruption perceptions index
58
33
🌐 English speaking %
8%
16%
🎓 Higher education
31
21
😀 Quality of life
38
33
🏙️ Population
556K
17.1M

The average cost of living in Cape Verde ($695) is 31% less expensive than in Zambia ($1000). Cape Verde ranked 121st 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 0.5 months in Cape Verde compared to 0.6 months in Zambia. Ranked 130th and 148th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Cape Verde vs Zambia

We calculate prices for Cape Verde and Zambia as a population-weighted mean of 3 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.

Cape Verde Zambia
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.66
$4.19
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$31.2
$17.3
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.04
$3.43
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.74
$1.1
 Cappuccino
$1.35
$1.79
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.05
$0.83
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$285
$497
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$197
$524
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$393
$633
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$322
$532
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$75.2
$80.5
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$116
$124
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$46.3
$24.5
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
19.95%
19.44%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$967
$8876
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$707
$646
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.67
$1.02
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$23.7
$48.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$12.5
$8.44
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.41
$1.26
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.94
$1.01
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.89
$0.98
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.82
$1.69
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.22
$1.65
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.86
$11.9
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.2
$5.09
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$7.73
$6.56
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.32
$2.22
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.91
$1.17
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.94
$1.92
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.82
$1.14
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.26
$1.61
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.4
$1.47
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.83
$0.73
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.95
$1.33
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.87
$5.8
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.27
$0.99
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.6
$2.35
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$2.8
$6.26
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$7.1
$2.42
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.01
$1.6
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.56
$1.23
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$22.3
$24
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$5.06
$2.64
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$23.9
$23.9
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.44
$7.85
👖 Brand Jeans
$36.3
$22.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$68.7
$85.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$74.1
$82.7
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3304
$10266

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In Cape Verde

City Cost of living Population
Praia
$683
159K
Mindelo
$729
70.5K
Assomada
$656
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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