Cost of Living in Mzuzu

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Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$339
$846
🛋️ Without rent
$196
$601
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$142
$245
🍽️ Food
$142
$369
🚐 Transport
$20.1
$56.7
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$305
😀 Quality of life
23
🏙️ Population
150K

The average cost of living in Mzuzu is $339, which is in the top 2% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 9141st out of 9294 in our global list and 3rd out of 9 in Malawi.

The median after-tax salary is $305, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.9 months. Ranked 8869th (TOP 95%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 4th best city to live in Malawi. With an estimated population of 150K, Mzuzu is the 3rd largest city in Malawi.

Why living in Mzuzu is so expensive? Because we have a developed country lifestyle as a reference and in some least developed countries maintaining such a standard of living is hard and expensive. Thus, living costs in Mzuzu for locals and expats differ significantly.

✈️ Closest airport 2 km Mzuzu Airport
😷 Air quality Moderate 22.2 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 6661 Mzuzu University
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Prices in Mzuzu

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.22
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$14.9
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$2.77
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.71
 Cappuccino
$1.58
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$0.58
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$198
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$75.7
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$289
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$173
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$12.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$18.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$30
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
14.88%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$9507
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$359
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.59
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$10.9
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$5.7
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.99
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.76
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.68
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.78
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.54
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.99
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.43
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$3.24
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.41
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.11
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.07
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.7
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.01
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.88
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.18
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.63
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$6.68
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.65
🚬 Cigarette pack
$0.89
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$1.67
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$1.33
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$0.59
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.72
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$18
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$2.63
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$12
💇 Haircut, simple
$2.14
👖 Brand Jeans
$24
👟 Brand Sneakers
$33.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$216
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$1422

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