Cost of living in Mozambique

Summary of cost of living in Mozambique

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 148,960 MT
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 72,688 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 659 MT
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 348 MT
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 165 MT
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 66 MT
12 eggs, large 227 MT
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 61 MT
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 449 MT
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 142 MT
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 116 MT
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 40 MT
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 437 MT
2 liters of coca-cola 70 MT
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 37 MT
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 56,994 MT
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 35,360 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 30,000 MT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 3,780 MT
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 2,026 MT
40” flat screen tv 17,156 MT
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 4,171 MT
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 258 MT
Hourly rate for cleaning help 227 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) 3,757 MT
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 4,396 MT
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 273,003 MT
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 59 MT
Monthly ticket public transport 2,191 MT
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 173 MT
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 200 MT
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 1,467 MT
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 284 MT
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 132 MT
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 109 MT
4 rolls of toilet paper 104 MT
Tube of toothpaste 57 MT
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 350 MT
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 627 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 1,710 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 2,007 MT
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 171 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.

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