Whether you're living in Swaziland 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

3,600 SZL

average per month

900 SZL

Range

7,700 SZL

6,800 SZL

average per month

1,400 SZL

Range

11,000 SZL

11,000 SZL

average per month

3,200 SZL

Range

16,000 SZL

2,700 SZL

average per month

450 SZL

Range

5,900 SZL

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

The average monthly expenses for a single person living in Swaziland is 3,600 SZL. Expenses can range from 900 SZL at the minimum level to 7,700 SZL at the highest end.

The average monthly spending of couples in Swaziland is 6,800 SZL. Expenditure can range from 1,400 SZL to 11,000 SZL per month.

The average cost of living for families in Swaziland is 11,000 SZL per month. Families spend anywhere from 3,200 SZL to 16,000 SZL.

The average monthly expenditure for students in Swaziland is 2,700 SZL. Students spend from 450 SZL to 5,900 SZL 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

0.90 SZL

0.90 SZL

0.90 SZL

combo meal

9.1 SZL

6.5 SZL

15 SZL

meal for one

30 SZL

24 SZL

38 SZL

meal for one

75 SZL

50 SZL

90 SZL

Soft Drink

0.75 SZL

0.75 SZL

0.75 SZL

or latte

6.0 SZL

3.8 SZL

9.1 SZL

large bottle

4.5 SZL

3.8 SZL

5.0 SZL

bread

0.65 SZL

0.57 SZL

0.75 SZL

eggs

4.5 SZL

3.8 SZL

5.7 SZL

chicken

11 SZL

8.2 SZL

13 SZL

1 kg or 1 lb

12 SZL

10 SZL

15 SZL

1 kg or 1 lb

6.5 SZL

5.7 SZL

7.5 SZL

1 kg or 1 lb

3.0 SZL

2.5 SZL

3.8 SZL

1 kg or 1 lb

3.2 SZL

2.8 SZL

3.5 SZL

1 kg or 1 lb

3.1 SZL

2.7 SZL

3.5 SZL

taxi ride

4.5 SZL

3.8 SZL

9.1 SZL

full tank

30 SZL

23 SZL

60 SZL

1-day rental

30 SZL

23 SZL

45 SZL

price

23,000 SZL

11,000 SZL

30,000 SZL

one way

1.1 SZL

0.75 SZL

2.3 SZL

Service

45 SZL

30 SZL

90 SZL

and water bill

220 SZL

54 SZL

460 SZL

and water bill

270 SZL

68 SZL

540 SZL

and water bill

430 SZL

95 SZL

490 SZL

and cable

45 SZL

23 SZL

60 SZL

charges

30 SZL

18 SZL

90 SZL

ticket

15 SZL

11 SZL

23 SZL

membership

45 SZL

36 SZL

90 SZL

or pants

38 SZL

27 SZL

57 SZL

dress

35 SZL

25 SZL

110 SZL

shoes

32 SZL

24 SZL

75 SZL

shoes

25 SZL

21 SZL

50 SZL

suit

28 SZL

23 SZL

150 SZL

t-shirt

15 SZL

11 SZL

45 SZL

apartment

570 SZL

380 SZL

1,500 SZL

apartment

900 SZL

570 SZL

2,300 SZL

apartment

1,100 SZL

750 SZL

3,000 SZL

apartment

110,000 SZL

75,000 SZL

230,000 SZL

apartment

150,000 SZL

90,000 SZL

570,000 SZL

apartment

450,000 SZL

150,000 SZL

900,000 SZL

Bed

570 SZL

450 SZL

750 SZL

Bed

450 SZL

300 SZL

570 SZL

Bed

350 SZL

270 SZL

450 SZL

Room

650 SZL

500 SZL

2,300 SZL

Table

300 SZL

230 SZL

570 SZL

or Couch

410 SZL

300 SZL

900 SZL

Set

450 SZL

300 SZL

900 SZL

or Freezer

410 SZL

270 SZL

570 SZL

Machine

500 SZL

350 SZL

900 SZL

or Cooker

410 SZL

320 SZL

570 SZL

Phone

450 SZL

380 SZL

650 SZL

or Computer

500 SZL

410 SZL

900 SZL

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 Swaziland

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

LOW | 330 SZL |

AVERAGE | 1,300 SZL |

HIGH | 2,800 SZL |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 54 SZL |

AVERAGE | 220 SZL |

HIGH | 460 SZL |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 72 SZL |

AVERAGE | 290 SZL |

HIGH | 620 SZL |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 140 SZL |

AVERAGE | 580 SZL |

HIGH | 1,200 SZL |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 81 SZL |

AVERAGE | 330 SZL |

HIGH | 690 SZL |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 45 SZL |

AVERAGE | 180 SZL |

HIGH | 380 SZL |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 18 SZL |

AVERAGE | 72 SZL |

HIGH | 150 SZL |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 160 SZL |

AVERAGE | 650 SZL |

HIGH | 1,400 SZL |

Per Month |

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

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

LOW | 450 SZL |

AVERAGE | 2,200 SZL |

HIGH | 3,600 SZL |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 68 SZL |

AVERAGE | 270 SZL |

HIGH | 540 SZL |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 160 SZL |

AVERAGE | 810 SZL |

HIGH | 1,300 SZL |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 190 SZL |

AVERAGE | 950 SZL |

HIGH | 1,500 SZL |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 150 SZL |

AVERAGE | 750 SZL |

HIGH | 1,200 SZL |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 81 SZL |

AVERAGE | 410 SZL |

HIGH | 650 SZL |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 27 SZL |

AVERAGE | 140 SZL |

HIGH | 220 SZL |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 230 SZL |

AVERAGE | 1,200 SZL |

HIGH | 1,800 SZL |

Per Month |

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

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

LOW | 1,000 SZL |

AVERAGE | 3,500 SZL |

HIGH | 5,200 SZL |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 95 SZL |

AVERAGE | 430 SZL |

HIGH | 490 SZL |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 250 SZL |

AVERAGE | 870 SZL |

HIGH | 1,300 SZL |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 570 SZL |

AVERAGE | 2,000 SZL |

HIGH | 2,900 SZL |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 250 SZL |

AVERAGE | 870 SZL |

HIGH | 1,300 SZL |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 160 SZL |

AVERAGE | 540 SZL |

HIGH | 810 SZL |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 440 SZL |

AVERAGE | 1,500 SZL |

HIGH | 2,300 SZL |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 380 SZL |

AVERAGE | 1,300 SZL |

HIGH | 2,000 SZL |

Per Month |

StudentCost of living and expense breaks for students in Swaziland

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

LOW | 110 SZL |

AVERAGE | 650 SZL |

HIGH | 1,400 SZL |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 18 SZL |

AVERAGE | 110 SZL |

HIGH | 240 SZL |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 32 SZL |

AVERAGE | 190 SZL |

HIGH | 410 SZL |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 90 SZL |

AVERAGE | 540 SZL |

HIGH | 1,200 SZL |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 27 SZL |

AVERAGE | 160 SZL |

HIGH | 350 SZL |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 23 SZL |

AVERAGE | 140 SZL |

HIGH | 290 SZL |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 86 SZL |

AVERAGE | 520 SZL |

HIGH | 1,100 SZL |

Per Month |

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

LOW | 68 SZL |

AVERAGE | 410 SZL |

HIGH | 880 SZL |

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 Swaziland typically spend from 26% to 39% of their total monthly expenditure on housing with 31% being the average. The average spend on housing is 1,900 SZL with expenditure ranging from 470 SZL and 3,200 SZL. 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 Swaziland ranges from 2% to 8% of total expenses with 5% being the the average. The average monthly cost of utilities is 260 SZL with 59 SZL and 430 SZL 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 130 SZL to 910 SZL on commuting with 540 SZL 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 Swaziland is 1,000 SZL. The cost of groceries can range between 250 SZL to 1,700 SZL. People spend on average about 17% on food and groceries with upper and lower bounds of 11% and 17% respectively.

People in Swaziland 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 130 SZL to 890 SZL with 530 SZL 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 77 SZL to 540 SZL with 320 SZL 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 560 SZL per month with 140 SZL being the minimum spent amount and 940 SZL being the maximum.