Cost of living in Cameroon

Summary of cost of living in Cameroon

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 1,856,257 Franc
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 1,109,306 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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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 5,005 Franc
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 2,500 Franc
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 2,118 Franc
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1,235 Franc
12 eggs, large 751 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 1,000 Franc
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 2,000 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 2,785 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 839 Franc
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 587 Franc
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 3,769 Franc
2 liters of coca-cola 1,325 Franc
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 855 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area -
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 250,000 Franc
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 100,000 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 196,188 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area -
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 50,000 Franc
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 14,353 Franc
40” flat screen tv 135,894 Franc
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 61,328 Franc
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 2,151 Franc
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
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) 7,476 Franc
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 24,526 Franc
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 27,144 Franc
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 7,000,000 Franc
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 573 Franc
Monthly ticket public transport 30,000 Franc
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) 10,000 Franc
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 1,500 Franc
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 2,561 Franc
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 1,726 Franc
4 rolls of toilet paper 1,000 Franc
Tube of toothpaste 774 Franc
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 2,000 Franc
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 5,647 Franc
2 tickets to the movies 3,000 Franc
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 10,000 Franc
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 15,000 Franc
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 15,000 Franc
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 1,000 Franc
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 650 Franc
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 50 Franc
1 month of gym membership in business district 17,878 Franc
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 1,200 Franc

Map of Cost of Living in Cameroon


This map shows only the top cities in Cameroon. 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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