Cost of living in Abidjan, Ivory Coast

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 8,979 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 1,226 Franc
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 5,031 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 592 Franc
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 6,271 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 1,162,720 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 529,127 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 118,353 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 612,224 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 335,242 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 56,975 Franc
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 32,619 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 9,000 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 580 Franc
Monthly ticket public transport 28,606 Franc
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 4,983 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 22,003 Franc
2 tickets to the movies 8,722 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 40,764 Franc
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 5,657 Franc
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1,829 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 39,268 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 186 prices entered by 13 different people.
Latest price update: September 24, 2018.

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