Cost of living in Harare, Zimbabwe

Summary of cost of living in Harare

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: $3,590
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: $1,833
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.

List of prices in Harare
Current as of May 2022.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district $11
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) $7
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast $3.45
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk $1.19
12 eggs, large $2.53
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes $2.25
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese $6
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples $2.50
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes $1.37
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket $1.15
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality $12
2 liters of coca-cola $2.29
Bread for 2 people for 1 day $0.85
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area $890
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area $1,610
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat $149
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area $738
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area $403
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio $101
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) $56
40” flat screen tv $532
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) $308
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) $13
Hourly rate for cleaning help $10
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) $72
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) $66
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) $83
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes $86
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new $18,561
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas $1.33
Monthly ticket public transport $53
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) $25
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) $4.97
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) $11
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) $37
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) $3.93
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) $4.77
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) $9
4 rolls of toilet paper $2.91
Tube of toothpaste $1.14
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city $10
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub $51
2 tickets to the movies $16
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) $39
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert $67
1 cocktail drink in downtown club $6
Cappuccino in expat area of the city $4.06
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) $2.46
Ipad wi-fi 128gb $424
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) $0.18
1 month of gym membership in business district $54
1 package of marlboro cigarettes $2.15
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 61 prices entered by 7 different people.
Latest price update: May 28, 2022

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