Cost of Living in Matola

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1058
$2487
🛋️ Without rent
$563
$1691
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$495
$796
🍽️ Food
$334
$882
🚐 Transport
$149
$441
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$219
😀 Quality of life
26
🏙️ Population
1.03M

The average cost of living in Matola is $1058, which is close to the world's average cost of living, ranked 4399th out of 9294 in our global list and 3rd out of 10 in Mozambique.

The median after-tax salary is $219, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.2 months. Ranked 8812th (TOP 95%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 2nd best city to live in Mozambique. With an estimated population of 1.03M, Matola is the 2nd largest city in Mozambique.

Why living in Matola costs 4.8 times more than the average salary? 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 Matola for locals and expats differ significantly.

✈️ Closest airport 12 km Maputo Airport
😷 Air quality Moderate 18.2 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 3438 Pedagogical University
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Prices in Matola

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.6
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$58
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.49
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.95
 Cappuccino
$1.66
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.34
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$423
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$354
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$712
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$624
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$51.9
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$79.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$74.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
25.32%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3020
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2041
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.28
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$7.03
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$34.9
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$0.92
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.54
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.07
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.28
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.91
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$17.7
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.33
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.37
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.9
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.78
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.39
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.07
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.85
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.46
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.15
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$14.2
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.14
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.37
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.43
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.56
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.71
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.43
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$39.9
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.4
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$34.8
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.66
👖 Brand Jeans
$24.6
👟 Brand Sneakers
$57.9
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$282
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4470

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