Cost of Living in Xai-Xai

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Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$958
$2512
🛋️ Without rent
$452
$1367
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$506
$1144
🍽️ Food
$318
$844
🚐 Transport
$58.1
$171
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$270
😀 Quality of life
16
🏙️ Population
116K

The average cost of living in Xai-Xai is $958, which is in the top 39% of the least expensive cities in the world, ranked 5689th out of 9294 in our global list and 10th out of 10 in Mozambique.

The median after-tax salary is $270, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.3 months. Ranked 9095th (TOP 98%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 10th best city to live in Mozambique. With an estimated population of 116K, Xai-Xai is the 10th largest city in Mozambique.

Why living in Xai-Xai costs 3.5 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 Xai-Xai for locals and expats differ significantly.

✈️ Closest airport 145 km Maputo Airport
😷 Air quality Moderate 18.1 µg/m³
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Prices in Xai-Xai

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$8.9
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$55.4
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$7.97
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.07
 Cappuccino
$1.83
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.13
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$673
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$305
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1296
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$921
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$39.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$60.5
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$87.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
20.33%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$3175
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1905
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.29
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$11.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$32.2
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.06
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.59
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.14
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.32
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.1
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$16.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.14
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$6.2
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.9
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.9
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.3
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.13
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.87
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.04
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.53
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.28
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$13.9
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.06
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.33
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.82
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.87
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.87
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.09
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$50
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$6.31
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$38.7
💇 Haircut, simple
$6.88
👖 Brand Jeans
$25.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$64.8
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$280
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4373

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