Cost of Living in Malawi

Summary:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 4,000.00 MK 2,500.00-5,000.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 30,000.00 MK 15,000.00-90,000.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5,200.00 MK 5,000.00-8,000.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 800.00 MK 700.00-1,000.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1,800.00 MK 1,200.00-3,000.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2,531.82 MK 1,500.00-3,546.76
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 790.00 MK 500.00-2,000.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 400.00 MK 300.00-600.00
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3,535.81 MK 1,892.71-5,488.85
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 816.47 MK 408.23-1,360.78
Rice (white), (1 lb) 482.79 MK 272.16-771.11
Eggs (regular) (12) 1,617.14 MK 880.00-3,600.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 8,164.67 MK 4,082.34-11,339.82
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 1,107.14 MK 816.47-1,360.78
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 1,617.81 MK 1,133.98-2,041.17
Apples (1 lb) 1,092.40 MK 362.87-1,360.78
Banana (1 lb) 606.49 MK 453.59-1,133.98
Oranges (1 lb) 1,070.48 MK 362.87-1,587.58
Tomato (1 lb) 637.07 MK 362.87-907.19
Potato (1 lb) 710.63 MK 272.16-1,360.78
Onion (1 lb) 697.21 MK 453.59-907.19
Lettuce (1 head) 370.00 MK 200.00-1,000.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 621.67 MK 250.00-800.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 6,500.00 MK 4,800.00-10,000.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 922.47 MK 800.00-1,000.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 1,450.00 MK 1,200.00-1,800.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 3,000.00 MK 2,000.00-4,000.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 500.00 MK 500.00-1,000.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 45,850.00 MK 21,700.00-70,000.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3,750.00 MK 2,500.00-7,000.00
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 563.27 MK 482.80-643.74
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 1,000.00 MK 1,000.00-1,000.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4,949.22 MK 3,104.04-7,500.00
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 35,500,000.00 MK 35,000,000.00-36,000,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 29,250,000.00 MK 22,000,000.00-30,000,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 56,666.67 MK 30,000.00-85,000.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 68.00 MK 40.00-75.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 140,000.00 MK 70,000.00-250,000.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 34,166.67 MK 20,000.00-45,000.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 6,500.00 MK 5,000.00-8,000.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 4,122.02 MK 4,000.00-4,244.04
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 230,000.00 MK 200,000.00-500,000.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 6,433,333.33 MK 1,900,000.00-15,000,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 38,666.67 MK 30,000.00-50,000.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 24,600.00 MK 2,000.00-70,000.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 57,333.33 MK 50,000.00-65,000.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 71,666.67 MK 55,000.00-85,000.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 307,142.86 MK 150,000.00-700,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 142,857.14 MK 80,000.00-250,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 600,000.00 MK 400,000.00-1,000,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 450,000.00 MK 200,000.00-800,000.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 999,124.28 MK 464,511.33-1,533,737.24
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 83,612.04 MK 55,741.36-111,482.72
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 325,000.00 MK
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 17.50 15.00-20.00

Prices in Malawi

This country had 132 entries in the past 12 months by 18 different contributors.
Last update: February 2023
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