Cost of Living in Xai-Xai

Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1114
$2320
🛋️ Without rent
$478
$1436
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$636
$884
🍽️ Food
$333
$881
🚐 Transport
$65.3
$191
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$201
😀 Quality of life
14
🏙️ Population
116K

The average cost of living in Xai-Xai is $1114, which is close to the world's average cost of living, ranked 4260th out of 9294 in our global list and 2nd out of 10 in Mozambique.

The median after-tax salary is $201, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.2 months. Ranked 9121st (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 5.5 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 18.3 µg/m³
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Prices in Xai-Xai

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$16.4
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$58.2
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$3.52
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.94
 Cappuccino
$1.68
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.36
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in city Center, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$564
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$423
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$963
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$593
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$61
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$93.2
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$124
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
25.05%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$2249
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1531
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$0.29
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$17.7
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$35.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.13
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.54
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.05
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.28
🥚 Eggs, x12
$1.9
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$17.5
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.3
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.36
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.89
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.78
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.37
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.06
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.85
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.05
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.47
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$1.17
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$14
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.13
🚬 Cigarette pack
$2.36
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$4.51
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$3.48
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.72
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.4
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$38.6
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$12.6
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$33.5
💇 Haircut, simple
$5.46
👖 Brand Jeans
$24.4
👟 Brand Sneakers
$57.7
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$282
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$4441

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