Whether you're living in Mozambique or planning to move there, it is very important to know the cost of living and the prices of things. Here we list the average spending for the three main population groups.

All-inclusive

32,000 MZN

average per month

8,100 MZN

Range

69,000 MZN

61,000 MZN

average per month

12,000 MZN

Range

97,000 MZN

97,000 MZN

average per month

28,000 MZN

Range

150,000 MZN

24,000 MZN

average per month

4,000 MZN

Range

52,000 MZN

The figures displayed here are inclusive of everything: housing, travel, groceries, healthcare, etc.

The average monthly expenses for a single person living in Mozambique is 32,000 MZN. Expenses can range from 8,100 MZN at the minimum level to 69,000 MZN at the highest end.

The average monthly spending of couples in Mozambique is 61,000 MZN. Expenditure can range from 12,000 MZN to 97,000 MZN per month.

The average cost of living for families in Mozambique is 97,000 MZN per month. Families spend anywhere from 28,000 MZN to 150,000 MZN.

The average monthly expenditure for students in Mozambique is 24,000 MZN. Students spend from 4,000 MZN to 52,000 MZN per month.

Spending behavior can change drastically from one person to another. It is best to consider the minimum, average, and maximum spending together.

of water

8.1 MZN

8.1 MZN

8.1 MZN

combo meal

81 MZN

58 MZN

130 MZN

meal for one

270 MZN

210 MZN

340 MZN

meal for one

670 MZN

450 MZN

810 MZN

Soft Drink

6.7 MZN

6.7 MZN

6.7 MZN

or latte

54 MZN

34 MZN

81 MZN

large bottle

40 MZN

34 MZN

45 MZN

bread

5.8 MZN

5.0 MZN

6.7 MZN

eggs

40 MZN

34 MZN

50 MZN

chicken

94 MZN

73 MZN

120 MZN

1 kg or 1 lb

110 MZN

90 MZN

130 MZN

1 kg or 1 lb

58 MZN

50 MZN

67 MZN

1 kg or 1 lb

27 MZN

22 MZN

34 MZN

1 kg or 1 lb

29 MZN

25 MZN

31 MZN

1 kg or 1 lb

28 MZN

24 MZN

31 MZN

taxi ride

40 MZN

34 MZN

81 MZN

full tank

270 MZN

200 MZN

540 MZN

1-day rental

270 MZN

200 MZN

400 MZN

price

200,000 MZN

100,000 MZN

270,000 MZN

one way

10 MZN

6.7 MZN

20 MZN

Service

400 MZN

270 MZN

810 MZN

and water bill

1,900 MZN

480 MZN

4,100 MZN

and water bill

2,400 MZN

610 MZN

4,800 MZN

and water bill

3,900 MZN

850 MZN

4,400 MZN

and cable

400 MZN

200 MZN

540 MZN

charges

270 MZN

160 MZN

810 MZN

ticket

130 MZN

100 MZN

200 MZN

membership

400 MZN

320 MZN

810 MZN

or pants

340 MZN

240 MZN

500 MZN

dress

310 MZN

220 MZN

1,000 MZN

shoes

290 MZN

210 MZN

670 MZN

shoes

220 MZN

180 MZN

450 MZN

suit

250 MZN

200 MZN

1,300 MZN

t-shirt

130 MZN

100 MZN

400 MZN

apartment

5,000 MZN

3,400 MZN

13,000 MZN

apartment

8,100 MZN

5,000 MZN

20,000 MZN

apartment

10,000 MZN

6,700 MZN

27,000 MZN

apartment

1,000,000 MZN

670,000 MZN

2,000,000 MZN

apartment

1,300,000 MZN

810,000 MZN

5,000,000 MZN

apartment

4,000,000 MZN

1,300,000 MZN

8,100,000 MZN

Bed

5,000 MZN

4,000 MZN

6,700 MZN

Bed

4,000 MZN

2,700 MZN

5,000 MZN

Bed

3,100 MZN

2,400 MZN

4,000 MZN

Room

5,800 MZN

4,500 MZN

20,000 MZN

Table

2,700 MZN

2,000 MZN

5,000 MZN

or Couch

3,700 MZN

2,700 MZN

8,100 MZN

Set

4,000 MZN

2,700 MZN

8,100 MZN

or Freezer

3,700 MZN

2,400 MZN

5,000 MZN

Machine

4,500 MZN

3,100 MZN

8,100 MZN

or Cooker

3,700 MZN

2,900 MZN

5,000 MZN

Phone

4,000 MZN

3,400 MZN

5,800 MZN

or Computer

4,500 MZN

3,700 MZN

8,100 MZN

The percentage figures in this section are percentages of total spending not income. If you would like to see the percentage of expenses as related to income or salary, see additional sections below.

SingleSpending habits, consumption analysis, and expenditure patterns for a single person living in Mozambique

36% of total expenses on average (27% to 42%)

LOW | 2,900 MZN |

AVERAGE | 12,000 MZN |

HIGH | 25,000 MZN |

Per Month |

6% of total expenses on average (2% to 9%)

LOW | 480 MZN |

AVERAGE | 1,900 MZN |

HIGH | 4,100 MZN |

Per Month |

8% of total expenses on average (3% to 11%)

LOW | 650 MZN |

AVERAGE | 2,600 MZN |

HIGH | 5,500 MZN |

Per Month |

16% of total expenses on average (9% to 22%)

LOW | 1,300 MZN |

AVERAGE | 5,200 MZN |

HIGH | 11,000 MZN |

Per Month |

9% of total expenses on average (5% to 14%)

LOW | 730 MZN |

AVERAGE | 2,900 MZN |

HIGH | 6,200 MZN |

Per Month |

5% of total expenses on average (2% to 9%)

LOW | 400 MZN |

AVERAGE | 1,600 MZN |

HIGH | 3,400 MZN |

Per Month |

2% of total expenses on average (1% to 4%)

LOW | 160 MZN |

AVERAGE | 650 MZN |

HIGH | 1,400 MZN |

Per Month |

18% of total expenses on average (15% to 21%)

LOW | 1,500 MZN |

AVERAGE | 5,800 MZN |

HIGH | 12,000 MZN |

Per Month |

CoupleAverage monthly living expenditure breaks and spending patterns for couples in Mozambique

33% of total expenses on average (30% to 43%)

LOW | 4,000 MZN |

AVERAGE | 20,000 MZN |

HIGH | 32,000 MZN |

Per Month |

5% of total expenses on average (2% to 8%)

LOW | 610 MZN |

AVERAGE | 2,400 MZN |

HIGH | 4,800 MZN |

Per Month |

12% of total expenses on average (7% to 15%)

LOW | 1,500 MZN |

AVERAGE | 7,300 MZN |

HIGH | 12,000 MZN |

Per Month |

14% of total expenses on average (7% to 19%)

LOW | 1,700 MZN |

AVERAGE | 8,500 MZN |

HIGH | 14,000 MZN |

Per Month |

11% of total expenses on average (5% to 14%)

LOW | 1,300 MZN |

AVERAGE | 6,700 MZN |

HIGH | 11,000 MZN |

Per Month |

6% of total expenses on average (3% to 10%)

LOW | 730 MZN |

AVERAGE | 3,600 MZN |

HIGH | 5,800 MZN |

Per Month |

2% of total expenses on average (1% to 4%)

LOW | 240 MZN |

AVERAGE | 1,200 MZN |

HIGH | 1,900 MZN |

Per Month |

17% of total expenses on average (14% to 20%)

LOW | 2,100 MZN |

AVERAGE | 10,000 MZN |

HIGH | 16,000 MZN |

Per Month |

FamilyAverage monthly expenses and break out of spending for families living in Mozambique

32% of total expenses on average (27% to 38%)

LOW | 9,000 MZN |

AVERAGE | 31,000 MZN |

HIGH | 46,000 MZN |

Per Month |

3% of total expenses on average (2% to 7%)

LOW | 850 MZN |

AVERAGE | 3,900 MZN |

HIGH | 4,400 MZN |

Per Month |

8% of total expenses on average (5% to 10%)

LOW | 2,300 MZN |

AVERAGE | 7,700 MZN |

HIGH | 12,000 MZN |

Per Month |

18% of total expenses on average (12% to 23%)

LOW | 5,100 MZN |

AVERAGE | 17,000 MZN |

HIGH | 26,000 MZN |

Per Month |

8% of total expenses on average (6% to 12%)

LOW | 2,300 MZN |

AVERAGE | 7,700 MZN |

HIGH | 12,000 MZN |

Per Month |

5% of total expenses on average (2% to 9%)

LOW | 1,400 MZN |

AVERAGE | 4,800 MZN |

HIGH | 7,300 MZN |

Per Month |

14% of total expenses on average (11% to 18%)

LOW | 4,000 MZN |

AVERAGE | 14,000 MZN |

HIGH | 20,000 MZN |

Per Month |

12% of total expenses on average (8% to 15%)

LOW | 3,400 MZN |

AVERAGE | 12,000 MZN |

HIGH | 17,000 MZN |

Per Month |

StudentCost of living and expense breaks for students in Mozambique

24% of total expenses on average (18% to 31%)

LOW | 970 MZN |

AVERAGE | 5,800 MZN |

HIGH | 13,000 MZN |

Per Month |

4% of total expenses on average (3% to 7%)

LOW | 160 MZN |

AVERAGE | 970 MZN |

HIGH | 2,100 MZN |

Per Month |

7% of total expenses on average (5% to 9%)

LOW | 280 MZN |

AVERAGE | 1,700 MZN |

HIGH | 3,700 MZN |

Per Month |

20% of total expenses on average (16% to 24%)

LOW | 810 MZN |

AVERAGE | 4,800 MZN |

HIGH | 10,000 MZN |

Per Month |

6% of total expenses on average (3% to 9%)

LOW | 240 MZN |

AVERAGE | 1,500 MZN |

HIGH | 3,100 MZN |

Per Month |

5% of total expenses on average (2% to 9%)

LOW | 200 MZN |

AVERAGE | 1,200 MZN |

HIGH | 2,600 MZN |

Per Month |

19% of total expenses on average (17% to 24%)

LOW | 770 MZN |

AVERAGE | 4,600 MZN |

HIGH | 10,000 MZN |

Per Month |

15% of total expenses on average (12% to 17%)

LOW | 610 MZN |

AVERAGE | 3,600 MZN |

HIGH | 7,900 MZN |

Per Month |

This section breaks down and compares expenses for all population groups: singles, couples, students, and families. If you want to see details for a specific group, please see the previous section. We asked thousands of people about their spending habits and expenditure breaks. Below are the results.

People living in Mozambique typically spend from 26% to 39% of their total monthly expenditure on housing with 31% being the average. The average spend on housing is 17,000 MZN with expenditure ranging from 4,200 MZN and 29,000 MZN. This cost mainly goes for rent but it also includes other accommodation-related expenses. Housing costs are highest for families and lowest for students as expected.

On average, utility expenditure like electricity, water, and gas in Mozambique ranges from 2% to 8% of total expenses with 5% being the the average. The average monthly cost of utilities is 2,300 MZN with 520 MZN and 3,900 MZN being the upper and lower limits.

Fuel consumption and cost of transport depend heavily on whether you live near your work or school, but roughly speaking you would expect to spend from 1,200 MZN to 8,100 MZN on commuting with 4,800 MZN being the norm for most people in one month. This means that money spent on transport constitutes about 9% of total spending on average but can go as low as 5% or as high as 11%.

The average outlay on groceries in a month in Mozambique is 9,000 MZN. The cost of groceries can range between 2,200 MZN to 15,000 MZN. People spend on average about 17% on food and groceries with upper and lower bounds of 11% and 17% respectively.

People in Mozambique allocate 5% to 12% of their total monthly expenditure to healthcare including health insurance and out-of-pocket medical expenses. The average spending is around 9%. The range of medical expenses range from 1,100 MZN to 7,900 MZN with 4,700 MZN being the norm.

This category mostly contains discretionary or non-essential expenses but also some non-discretionary spending like furniture for example. The monthly expenses range from 690 MZN to 4,800 MZN with 2,800 MZN being the average. Speaking of percentages, that equates to 2% to 9% of total expenses with an average of 5% for most residents.

Spending on education can vary drastically between different people. While working singles can spend 0% on education, families and students' expenditure can reach up to 22%. On average, education constitutes 9% of the monthly expenditure with 8% and 13% being the lower and upper bounds respectively. The average reported education cost is 5,000 MZN per month with 1,300 MZN being the minimum spent amount and 8,400 MZN being the maximum.