Cost of living in Bamako, Mali

Summary of cost of living in Bamako

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 1,627,913 Franc
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 615,101 Franc
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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List of prices in Bamako, Mali. Current as of Jul 2020.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 7,032 Franc
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 4,200 Franc
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 3,687 Franc
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1,116 Franc
12 eggs, large 977 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 3,429 Franc
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 9,999 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 3,750 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 400 Franc
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 686 Franc
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 6,400 Franc
2 liters of coca-cola 1,333 Franc
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 359 Franc
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 517,382 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 105,000 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 108,390 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 272,675 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 75,000 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 25,000 Franc
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 29,457 Franc
40” flat screen tv 566,667 Franc
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 80,000 Franc
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 6,500 Franc
Hourly rate for cleaning help 5,500 Franc
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 30,000 Franc
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 7,500 Franc
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 25,000 Franc
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 17,500 Franc
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 20,000,000 Franc
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 670 Franc
Monthly ticket public transport 10,000 Franc
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 5,333 Franc
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 2,500 Franc
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 10,000 Franc
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 9,999 Franc
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 5,937 Franc
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 5,000 Franc
4 rolls of toilet paper 1,400 Franc
Tube of toothpaste 4,000 Franc
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 6,833 Franc
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 12,167 Franc
2 tickets to the movies 5,200 Franc
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 9,999 Franc
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 29,604 Franc
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 5,600 Franc
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 3,750 Franc
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 2,417 Franc
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 100 Franc
1 month of gym membership in business district 28,381 Franc
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 2,497 Franc
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on less than 10 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: July 07, 2020

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