Zambia - General information
Region region
Capital Lusaka
Language English, Bemba
Currency Zambian Kwacha
Population 14,309,466
Phone code +260
Cost of living in Zambia
Expenses - USD/Month Min. Med.
Accommodation 135 404
Food 126 215
Transportation 19 127
Communications and utilities 122 102
Clothing 17 62
Sports and leisure 23 63
Total 443 973
Accommodation in Zambia USD/Month
Shared room outside of centre 137
Shared room in city centre 408
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 164
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 228
Coordinates of Zambia
Time Zone Africa/Lusaka
GMT +2
DST +2
Latitude -14.333330000
Longitude 28.500000000
Elevation (STRM3) 1156 m.

List of largest cities in Zambia

 
Lusaka Lusaka
Lusaka Lusaka
1,267,440
Kitwe Kitwe
Kitwe Copperbelt
400,914
Ndola Ndola
Ndola Copperbelt
394,518
Kabwe Kabwe
Kabwe Central
188,979
Chingola Chingola
Chingola Copperbelt
148,564
Mufulira Mufulira
Mufulira Copperbelt
120,500

Cost of living and prices in Zambia

Restaurants
Meal Inexpensive Restaurant 1 pers. 6 USD
Meal Mid-range Restaurant 2 pers. 22 USD
Meal McMeal at McDonalds 1 pc. 4 USD
Drinks Domestic Beer 0.5 liters 1 USD
Drinks Imported Beer 0.33 liters 2 USD
Drinks Coke/Pepsi 0.33 liters 1 USD
Drinks Water 0.33 liters 0 USD
Drinks Cappuccino Portion 2 USD
Markets
Food Water 1.5 liters 1 USD
Food Loaf Bread 500 g. 1 USD
Food Eggs 12 pc. 1 USD
Food Milk 1 liter 1 USD
Food Onion 1 kg. 1 USD
Food Lettuce 1 head 1 USD
Food Rice white 1 kg. 2 USD
Food Potato 1 kg. 1 USD
Food Potato 1 kg. 1 USD
Food Cheese Local 1 kg. 7 USD
Meat Chicken Breasts 1 kg. 4 USD
Fruits Apples 1 kg. 2 USD
Fruits Banana 1 kg. 1 USD
Fruits Oranges 1 kg. 2 USD
Alcohol Wine, Mid-Range 1 bottle 8 USD
Alcohol Domestic Beer 0.5 liters 1 USD
Alcohol Imported Beer 0.33 liters 2 USD
Cigarettes Marlboro 1 pack 2 USD
Transportation
Public transport| One-way 1 ticket 1 USD
Public transport| Monthly Pass 1 month 24 USD
Taxi Taxi Start Start 3 USD
Taxi Normal Tariff 1 km 2 USD
Taxi Waiting 1 hour 5 USD
Fuel Gasoline 1 liter 1 USD
Automobile Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline 1 pc. 21,345 USD
Entertainment
Sport Fitness Club Fee 1 month 44 USD
Sport Tennis Court Rent 1 hour 5 USD
Rest Cinema, International Release 1 seat 6 USD
Goods
Clothing Jeans, Levis 501 1 Pair 42 USD
Clothing Summer Dress in Zara, H&M 1 pc. 28 USD
Shoes Nike Running Shoes 1 pair 65 USD
Shoes Men Leather Business Shoes 1 pair 76 USD
Accommodation
Rent Apartment Apartment in City Centre 1 bedroom 285 USD
Rent Apartment Apartment Outside of Centre 1 bedroom 205 USD
Rent Apartment Apartment in City Centre 3 bedrooms 1,530 USD
Rent Apartment Apartment Outside of Centre 3 bedrooms 513 USD
Utilities Electricity, Heating... for 85m2 1 month 61 USD
Communication Mobile Calls 1 min. 0 USD
Communication Unlimited Internet 1 month 88 USD
Buy Apartment Apartment in City Centre 1 sq. meter 905 USD
Buy Apartment Apartment Outside of Centre 1 sq. meter 1,508 USD
Salary Disposable Salary 1 month 1,460 USD
Mortgage Interest Rate 1 year 16.16%
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Weather, climate, temperature by months in Zambia

Season Autumn Winter Spring Summer
Month Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Year
Record high °C 35 36 36 33 31 31 31 31 31 29 28 32 36
Average high °C 30 32 30 28 27 27 27 27 26 25 25 27 28
Average temperature °C 21 24 23 22 21 22 21 20 18 16 16 18 20
Average low °C 13 16 17 17 17 17 16 14 11 8 8 9 14
Record low °C 6 10 12 12 13 13 11 8 4 1 0 3 0
Rain Days 0 1 8 4 4 3 9 3 0 0 0 0 33
Fog Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Thunderstorms Days 0 0 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
Average precipitation Mm. 2 22 118 248 262 222 163 46 5 1 0 1 1088
Relative humidity % 41 45 62 78 81 82 78 72 64 60 55 48 64
Relative humidity morning % 13 13 15 18 18 19 18 18 17 17 16 15 16
Relative humidity evening % 6 6 9 13 14 14 13 11 9 8 7 6 10
Wind speed Km/h 9 9 8 7 6 5 6 7 7 7 8 9 7
Day Length Hours 12 13 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12 13
Dew point °C 7 10 15 17 18 18 17 15 11 8 6 6 149
Growing degree-day °C 339 421 393 372 360 327 354 313 248 168 176 239 3710
Solar radiation, global Mj/m2 24 24 21 19 18 19 20 20 20 19 20 22 21
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