Cost of Living in Mozambique

Mozambique has a low cost of living, which expats will find makes living cheaply relatively easy However, the low cost of living is matched by low salaries, and expats might find it difficult to save whilst living in Mozambique.

Mozambique's cost of living has increased since 2014, ranking at 93rd out of 207 countries in Mercer's 2015 Cost of Living Survey. The country is ranked higher than Frankfurt in Germany but lower than Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. 

Cost of Living in Mozambique chart 

Prices may vary depending on product and service provider. The list below shows average prices for January 2016.

Accommodation (monthly rent in good area)

Furnished one-bedroom flat

MZN 39,500

Unfurnished one-bedroom flat

MZN 20,000


Eggs (dozen)

MZN  65

Milk (1 litre)

MZN 60

Rice (1kg)

MZN 70

Loaf of white bread

MZN 25

Chicken breasts (1kg)

MZN 210

Pack of cigarettes (Marlboro)

MZN 100

Eating out

Big Mac Meal

MZN 350

Coca-Cola (330ml)

MZN 30


MZN 82

Bottle of local beer

MZN 60

Three-course meal for two at a mid-range restaurant

MZN 1,550


Mobile to mobile call rate (per minute)

MZN 3.75

Internet (uncapped ADSL or cable – average per month)

MZN 3,400

Basic utilities (per month for small apartment)

MZN 5,000


Taxi rate (per kilometre)

MZN 100

Bus/train fare in the city centre

MZN 10

Petrol/Gasoline (per litre)

MZN 50

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