Cost of living in Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Summary of cost of living in Abidjan

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 2,228,079 Franc
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 1,257,799 Franc
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List of prices in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Current as of Feb 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 8,282 Franc
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 5,314 Franc
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 3,171 Franc
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1,237 Franc
12 eggs, large 1,672 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1,083 Franc
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 4,855 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,682 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 834 Franc
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 591 Franc
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 5,986 Franc
2 liters of coca-cola 1,373 Franc
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 261 Franc
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 1,270,400 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 570,165 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 104,438 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 720,935 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 350,116 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 55,329 Franc
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 34,232 Franc
40” flat screen tv 302,723 Franc
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 133,510 Franc
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 4,817 Franc
Hourly rate for cleaning help 4,667 Franc
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 36,308 Franc
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 41,377 Franc
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 43,049 Franc
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 49,667 Franc
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 10,073,000 Franc
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 579 Franc
Monthly ticket public transport 27,681 Franc
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 5,001 Franc
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 3,539 Franc
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 5,268 Franc
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 17,051 Franc
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 5,043 Franc
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 2,743 Franc
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 2,067 Franc
4 rolls of toilet paper 959 Franc
Tube of toothpaste 1,452 Franc
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 6,677 Franc
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 23,736 Franc
2 tickets to the movies 9,150 Franc
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 13,962 Franc
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 41,353 Franc
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 5,557 Franc
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1,886 Franc
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 1,796 Franc
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 97 Franc
1 month of gym membership in business district 42,884 Franc
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 877 Franc
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: February 17, 2020

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