Cost of Living in Ndola

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Cost of living One person Family of 4
💰 Total with rent
$1058
$2414
🛋️ Without rent
$332
$1015
🏨 Rent & Utilities
$726
$1399
🍽️ Food
$182
$497
🚐 Transport
$85.7
$218
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$126
😀 Quality of life
21
🏙️ Population
528K

The average cost of living in Ndola is $1058, which is close to the world's average cost of living, ranked 4965th out of 9294 in our global list and 3rd out of 10 in Zambia.

The median after-tax salary is $126, which is enough to cover living expenses for 0.1 months. Ranked 8957th (TOP 96%) in the list of best places to live in the world and 5th best city to live in Zambia. With an estimated population of 528K, Ndola is the 2nd largest city in Zambia.

Why living in Ndola costs 8.4 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 Ndola for locals and expats differ significantly.

✈️ Closest airport 5 km Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport
😷 Air quality Moderate 23.1 µg/m³
🎓 Best university rank 13092 Evangelical University
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Prices in Ndola

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Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$2.07
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$19.6
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$1.83
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.05
 Cappuccino
$1.77
🥤 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
$482
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$693
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in city Center, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$498
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$1496
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$49.2
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$75.7
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$26.3
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
20.89%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$1968
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$4750
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.23
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$67.5
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$6.4
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.64
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.13
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$0.84
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.32
🥚 Eggs, x12
$0.95
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.1
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.59
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$5.57
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.27
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.26
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.34
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$0.58
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.19
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.41
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$0.89
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$4.51
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$0.67
🚬 Cigarette pack
$1.6
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$7.32
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$1.54
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$0.77
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$8.86
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$3.12
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$21.3
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.73
👖 Brand Jeans
$33.8
👟 Brand Sneakers
$104
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$110
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$5775

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