Cost of living in Brikama, Gambia

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 317 Dalasi
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 250 Dalasi
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 104 Dalasi
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 83 Dalasi
12 eggs, large 99 Dalasi
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 45 Dalasi
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 250 Dalasi
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 120 Dalasi
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 43 Dalasi
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 64 Dalasi
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 525 Dalasi
2 liters of Coca-Cola 138 Dalasi
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 31 Dalasi
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 32,427 Dalasi
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 9,187 Dalasi
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 5,000 Dalasi
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 11,000 Dalasi
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 6,750 Dalasi
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 1,875 Dalasi
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 6,000 Dalasi
40” flat screen TV 13,000 Dalasi
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 4,200 Dalasi
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 450 Dalasi
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 1,500 Dalasi
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 2,750 Dalasi
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 2,500 Dalasi
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 2,500 Dalasi
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 1,350,000 Dalasi
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 53 Dalasi
Monthly ticket public transport 2,750 Dalasi
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 545 Dalasi
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 313 Dalasi
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 238 Dalasi
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 1,000 Dalasi
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 75 Dalasi
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 131 Dalasi
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 150 Dalasi
4 rolls of toilet paper 80 Dalasi
Tube of toothpaste 77 Dalasi
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 450 Dalasi
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 883 Dalasi
2 tickets to the movies -
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 1,417 Dalasi
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 275 Dalasi
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 133 Dalasi
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 64 Dalasi
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 9,500 Dalasi
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 8 Dalasi
1 month of gym membership in business district 1,750 Dalasi
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 100 Dalasi
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 113 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: July 16, 2018.

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