Cost of living in Cameroon

Summary of cost of living in Cameroon

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 1,742,127 Franc
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 1,056,313 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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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 5,000 Franc
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 2,000 Franc
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 1,000 Franc
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 1,800 Franc
12 eggs, large 880 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 500 Franc
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 3,000 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 2,000 Franc
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 500 Franc
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 600 Franc
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 4,000 Franc
2 liters of coca-cola 1,200 Franc
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 300 Franc
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 250,000 Franc
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area -
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 20,000 Franc
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area -
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 12,000 Franc
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 25,000 Franc
40” flat screen tv 150,000 Franc
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 61,328 Franc
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 1,875 Franc
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) -
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 25,000 Franc
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 10,000 Franc
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 30,000 Franc
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 2,500,000 Franc
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 720 Franc
Monthly ticket public transport 30,000 Franc
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 1,000 Franc
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) -
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) -
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 2,000 Franc
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 2,500 Franc
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 1,500 Franc
4 rolls of toilet paper 1,200 Franc
Tube of toothpaste 1,500 Franc
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 5,000 Franc
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 10,000 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 24,000 Franc
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 6,000 Franc
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 2,500 Franc
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 700 Franc
Ipad wi-fi 128gb -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 60 Franc
1 month of gym membership in business district 15,000 Franc
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 800 Franc

Map of Cost of Living in Cameroon

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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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