Cost of living in Dakar, Senegal

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Food
Lunchtime menu in the business district 6,909 Franc
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 6,564 Franc
1/2 Kg (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 6,103 Franc
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1,084 Franc
12 eggs, large 1,838 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 2,477 Franc
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 8,332 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,290 Franc
2 kg (4,5 lb.) of potatoes 950 Franc
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 780 Franc
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 7,727 Franc
2 liters of Coca-Cola 1,207 Franc
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 489 Franc
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 896,123 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 143,182 Franc
Internet 8MB (1 month) 26,829 Franc
40” flat screen TV 440,909 Franc
Microwave, known brand, 800/900 Watt 76,818 Franc
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 6,996 Franc
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,904 Franc
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 50,800 Franc
1 summer dress in a chain store (Zara, H&M, ...) 29,400 Franc
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or similar) 57,236 Franc
1 pair of leather business shoes 128,905 Franc
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV 6 vel. (or equivalent), with no extras, new 16,000,000 Franc
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 860 Franc
Monthly ticket public transport 91,167 Franc
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 Km. (5 miles) 5,815 Franc
Personal Care
Medicine against cold for 6 days (Frenadol, Coldrex, ...) 4,759 Franc
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 3,520 Franc
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 2,919 Franc
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 2,943 Franc
4 rolls of toilet paper 1,798 Franc
Tube of toothpaste 1,476 Franc
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 10,236 Franc
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 14,818 Franc
2 tickets to the movies 17,250 Franc
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 31,000 Franc
Dinner out for two in Italian restaurant with wine and dessert 44,727 Franc
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 5,727 Franc
Capuccino in expat area of the city 2,255 Franc
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 1,479 Franc
iPod nano 16GB 102,500 Franc
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 77 Franc
1 month of gym membership in business district 52,000 Franc
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 645 Franc
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 674 prices entered by 41 different people.
Latest price update: March 30, 2015.

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