Cost of living in Burkina Faso

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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 7,000 Franc
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 6,115 Franc
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 3,269 Franc
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1,600 Franc
12 eggs, large 1,200 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 769 Franc
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 5,477 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 1,000 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 615 Franc
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 575 Franc
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 10,154 Franc
2 liters of coca-cola 147 Franc
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 500 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 614,595 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 400,000 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 105,714 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 125,000 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 100,000 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 40,000 Franc
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 45,000 Franc
40” flat screen tv 900,000 Franc
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 100,000 Franc
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 4,205 Franc
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) -
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) -
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 150,000 Franc
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes -
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new -
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 850 Franc
Monthly ticket public transport -
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) -
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 7,000 Franc
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) -
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) -
4 rolls of toilet paper -
Tube of toothpaste -
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 2,000 Franc
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 15,595 Franc
2 tickets to the movies 5,854 Franc
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 37,351 Franc
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 7,000 Franc
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 2,530 Franc
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 806 Franc
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district 30,000 Franc
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 1,000 Franc

Map of Cost of Living in Burkina Faso


This map shows only the top cities in Burkina Faso. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan:
List of all the cities available in Expatistan

The color of each marker corresponds with the cost of living in the city red markers show more expensive cities green ones show cheaper cities
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

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