Cost of living in Maputo, Mozambique

Summary of cost of living in Maputo

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 190,287 MT
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 104,429 MT
  • 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 Maputo
Current as of May 2024.

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Food Update prices
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 765 MT
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 332 MT
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 441 MT
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 94 MT
12 eggs, large 125 MT
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 78 MT
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 317 MT
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 136 MT
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 55 MT
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 76 MT
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 756 MT
2 liters of coca-cola 82 MT
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 25 MT
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Housing Update prices
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 102,845 MT
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 45,287 MT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 3,014 MT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 67,952 MT
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 30,580 MT
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 1,672 MT
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 2,821 MT
40” flat screen tv 32,083 MT
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 7,673 MT
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 269 MT
Hourly rate for cleaning help 2,565 MT
Clothes Update prices
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 2,816 MT
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 2,738 MT
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 4,456 MT
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 5,593 MT
Transportation Update prices
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 694,621 MT
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 79 MT
Monthly ticket public transport 1,522 MT
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 1,080 MT
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Personal Care Update prices
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 269 MT
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 568 MT
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 2,304 MT
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 313 MT
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 173 MT
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 252 MT
4 rolls of toilet paper 119 MT
Tube of toothpaste 119 MT
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 551 MT
Entertainment Update prices
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 1,494 MT
2 tickets to the movies 730 MT
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 1,205 MT
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 2,361 MT
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 325 MT
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 197 MT
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 75 MT
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 43,072 MT
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 4.20 MT
1 month of gym membership in business district 3,023 MT
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 127 MT
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 144 prices entered by 13 different people.
Latest price update: May 21, 2024

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