Cost of living in Mozambique

Summary of cost of living in Mozambique

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 172,059 MT
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 100,011 MT
  • WARNING!  These estimates are currently based on just a small amount of data. They provide a decent starting assumption, but they are not yet completely reliable.
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 725 MT
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 299 MT
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 191 MT
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 60 MT
12 eggs, large 133 MT
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 74 MT
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 265 MT
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 185 MT
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 88 MT
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 56 MT
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 637 MT
2 liters of coca-cola 75 MT
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 39 MT
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 120,000 MT
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 30,000 MT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 6,390 MT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 50,000 MT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 24,014 MT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 3,780 MT
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 1,835 MT
40” flat screen tv 17,156 MT
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 6,050 MT
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 152 MT
Hourly rate for cleaning help 250 MT
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 2,006 MT
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 2,111 MT
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 4,192 MT
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 5,680 MT
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 250,000 MT
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 59 MT
Monthly ticket public transport 591 MT
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 173 MT
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 600 MT
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 1,289 MT
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 284 MT
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 117 MT
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 130 MT
4 rolls of toilet paper 110 MT
Tube of toothpaste 34 MT
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 500 MT
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 967 MT
2 tickets to the movies 5,000 MT
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 5,000 MT
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 1,933 MT
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 1,270 MT
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 513 MT
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 68 MT
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 35,000 MT
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 20 MT
1 month of gym membership in business district 2,236 MT
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 119 MT

Map of Cost of Living in Mozambique

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This map shows only the top cities in Mozambique. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan:
List of all the cities available in Expatistan

The color of each marker corresponds with the cost of living in the city red markers show more expensive cities green ones show cheaper cities
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

Prices recently added

  • 2 liters of coca-cola in Maputo costs 120 MT (8 days ago)
  • 1 bottle of red table wine, good quality in Maputo costs 750 MT (8 days ago)
  • 500 ml domestic beer in the supermarket in Maputo costs 100 MT (8 days ago)
  • 1 kg of potatoes in Maputo costs 250 MT (8 days ago)
  • 1 kg of apples in Maputo costs 350 MT (8 days ago)
  • 250 g of local cheese in Maputo costs 400 MT (8 days ago)
  • 1 kg of tomatoes in Maputo costs 100 MT (8 days ago)
  • 6 eggs, large in Maputo costs 100 MT (8 days ago)
  • 1 liter of whole fat milk in Maputo costs 70 MT (8 days ago)
  • 500 g of boneless chicken breast in Maputo costs 150 MT (8 days ago)