Cost of living in Cotonou, Benin

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 6,167 Franc
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 2,167 Franc
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 2,000 Franc
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1,450 Franc
12 eggs, large 1,200 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 600 Franc
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 1,067 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,375 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 1,350 Franc
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 600 Franc
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 5,500 Franc
2 liters of Coca-Cola 1,200 Franc
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 390 Franc
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 345,522 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 225,000 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 56,667 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 208,425 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 200,000 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 30,000 Franc
Internet 8MB (1 month) 34,500 Franc
40” flat screen TV 400,000 Franc
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 165,000 Franc
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 10,000 Franc
Hourly rate for cleaning help 1,200 Franc
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 20,000 Franc
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 22,500 Franc
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 25,000 Franc
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 62,500 Franc
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 140 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 624 Franc
Monthly ticket public transport 25,000 Franc
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 1,500 Franc
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 9,000 Franc
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 3,000 Franc
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 3,000 Franc
4 rolls of toilet paper 950 Franc
Tube of toothpaste 1,550 Franc
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 7,667 Franc
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 10,000 Franc
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 52,500 Franc
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 2,850 Franc
Cappuccino in expat area of the city -
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 2,017 Franc
iPod nano 16GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 100 Franc
1 month of gym membership in business district 25,000 Franc
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 1,000 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: March 07, 2016.

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